Smart App Challenge offering $4 million in prizes from Samsung

Are you a developer looking for ways to expand the exposure of your app? Do you want to show what you are capable of developing? If so, you might want to check out the Samsung Smart App Challenge. The competition is a way for Samsung to find new, innovative applications for the Android ecosystem, especially those that may take advantage of capabilities found on the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Tab products. Samsung indicates they are especially interested in apps that make use of the S Pen on the Note. The full press release is available after the break.

To entice participation, Samsung is offering $4.08 million in cash prizes across different categories like Best S Pen App or Best Game App, with prizes to be awarded for the top 80 apps. According to Simon Stanford, Vice President, Telecommunications and Networks, Samsung UK and Ireland, the purpose of the challenge is to “provide opportunities andsupport for the development of innovative apps that make use of our hardware technology.” Besides the cash prizes, winners will also receive marketing support from Samsung.

Interested developers should visit the dedicated web site for the Smart App Challenge at


9th July 2012, London, UK – Samsung is calling on all app developers to rise to the challenge of creating an innovative smart app for the Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab with incredible prizes on offer for winners.

The worldwide Samsung Smart App Challenge 2012 offers a total prize fund of $4.08 million in cash prizes to winning app developers as well as marketing support to promote the most innovative apps chosen throughout the content period.

The total prize fund will be divided amongst 80 winning apps in a variety of categories, including best game and best use of the Samsung S Pen in app development. The S Pen is an advanced pen-input technology used on the Samsung Galaxy Note, making it easy to create and consume more content whilst on the go.

All developers need to do to take part is register on the dedicated web site and, once developed, make their app available for download on the Samsung app store. Winners are judged by number of downloads, and for the S Pen category, put to a panel of specialist judges who will select the winners.

Simon Stanford, Vice President, Telecommunications and Networks, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “At Samsung we want to provide opportunities and support for the development of innovative apps that make use of our hardware technology. The Samsung Smart App Challenge 2012 is a real opportunity for both established and budding app developers to secure funding and marketing support. It’s an exciting project and we’re looking forward to seeing what these developers create.”

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About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown kids and a golden retriever.