The last time OnePlus launched a contest, it did not exactly garner a positive reaction. The company’s new Summer Shots Content, though, is so simple and harmless. All you have to do is snap a photograph taken sometime this summer and attach the hashtags #summershots and #oneplus in a post on Instagram (or any of the other options OnePlus provides). There are 10,000 invites at stake, allowing the winners to have a chance to purchase the OnePlus One. And 100 other winners will receive a t-shirt.
The Summer Shots Contest started today and runs through Monday morning.
OnePlus has officially announced their bamboo style cover, and to celebrate, they’re running a “Blizzard of Invites” contest to give away 5,000 invites for people to get their hands on a OnePlus One. In addition to the 5,000 invites, 10 winners are also going to be getting a free bamboo style cover for their new device. For the rest of us, the new style cover will be begin shipping at the end of August.
To enter, you simply need to head over to the OnePlus forum page, follow a registration link with either an email address or your Facebook account, and sign up. Pretty simple. The contest will run for 24 hours, and winners will be announced within three days of the end of the contest. If you’re interested, hit the link below.
It may be a generation old now, but the HTC UK team thinks the HTC One (M7) is still something special, especially after being named the “Best Phone of 2013″ by an unknown source. To celebrate, they have had a 24k gold plated version of the device made and will be giving it away via a Twitter-based contest.
The full rules are available on their Facebook page. Entrants are only allowed one entry, accomplished by retweeting a specific tweet. The winner does have to be a resident of the U.K. If you are interested, you have until the end of the day on June 29th to get your entry in.
source: @HTC_UK, HTC UK on Facebook (rules)
The OnePlus One is finally ready for launch, and to celebrate, OnePlus has begun a contest where it will be giving away invites to purchase the 64GB Sandstone Black version of the device.
In case you didn’t read that right, the company will not be giving away the device — they are simply giving away the right to buy it. (Hey, they’re still basically a start-up, give ‘em a break!) One winner will receive the device for free though, so I do suppose you have some kind of chance.
Pebble’s standalone app store has officially launched, and the company is doing a lot to help developers begin producing useful apps for the up and coming smartwatch platform.
In fact, Pebble is starting its own “Pebble App Challenge,” which will award $5,000 to the first place app developer, and a Pebble Steel for each of the top 16 finalists.
The contest will accept submissions from today, March 10, until 5 p.m. PST on March 23. The public, developers and Pebble owners will be able to vote for their favorite apps between March 24 and March 27, with the top 16 moving onto the final rounds.
In April, Pebble users only will be able to vote for a different “app matchup” each day until one app, the winner, is left.
If you think you could do well in the competition, think about signing up at the link below.
Samsung has finally announced who has won their Samsung Smart App Challenge 2013 for Galaxy S 4. The contest launched in May and ran through August. Designers were asked to create applications using the Chord SDK that allows devices to work with another rather than through a server. The winning app, giving the developer $200,000, was Dots Out. It is a revamped version of the ancient game Cha Pai that requires “courage, quick thinking and good strategy skills.”
The winning developer will be heading to Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona to receive an award on Samsung Developer Day. From their, they get a booth at the conference to try and woo investors. But the grand prize winner is not alone, the second and third place winners have also received some cash and will join the Dots Out team in Barcelona next month. Although this contest is over, Samsung is running another one for their Galaxy Note 3 handset. To download Dots Out and the other winners, hit the download link below.
Source: Samsung [Download Link]
Lookout Mobile Security‘s research has found that 63% of people just can not keep up with mobile technology. In a study group of more than 2000 people, one in three of them depend on someone who has a great deal of knowledge in the field. And of those that depend on a “Tech Hero,” 75% will turn to them for advice on what smartphone or tablet to purchase. These mobile tech-savy individuals may have accounted for $2.8 billion in the third quarter of 2013.
To reward these “Tech Heroes,” Lookout is holding a contest on Facebook. All you have to do is head over to their page and nominate your go-to for mobile technology. From there, nominees receive votes and become eligible to win prizes. The grand prize winner will be announced on January 7, 2014 and split $2,000 with their nominator. Leading up to that date, nominees will be randomly selected as winners for a few different devices. The four weeks prior will feature two Nexus 7 tablets, two Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watches, and two Samsung smart TVs.
You can find the Facebook page here. Hit the break for a video.
Do you want a new Nexus 7 for free? Well, Google is offering just that, as part of a new promotional contest they are running. All you have to do is create your own portrait of the things that matter to you alongside your favorite Android device, just like you see above, and you’ll have the chance to win a new Nexus 7 tablet, or a $50 Google Play gift card.
Sounds easy enough, right? Head to the source link for more information on how to submit your portrait.
If you feel lucky and you are interested in trying out the new OPPO N1 device before anyone else, you may want to check out a new search OPPO launched. They are looking for “ten creative and enthusiastic individuals” to buy the devices for only $99 USD. In exchange for getting the device at such a low price and before anyone else is able to get their hands on it, the “winners” will serve as an “N1 Pioneer.”
These individuals will be asked to implement the device into their daily lives and figure out how they can take advantage of the innovation offered by the device. To demonstrate what they are doing with the N1, the new Pioneers will send in a couple photos taken each week along with their opinions about particular features, general thoughts, and maybe a story about how they put the device to use. OPPO will use this material from the Pioneers on their web site as they bring the device to market.
To find out more and get the link to the application, hit the source link.
Although many people are concerned about the impact of Google Glass devices on society, at least one local firefighter thinks Google’s new technology is something positive. Gray Fire Chief Max Wood entered Google’s #ifihadGlass contest and ended up scoring a pair, which he has already started using for training purposes. Wood’s contest entry described how he thinks Glass could be used to improve firefighter safety by providing pre-planning maps to firefighters for low visibility situations. In addition, the devices could be used to establish a real-time video feed for incident commanders with their firefighters that are making entry.
Chief Wood realizes some more work needs to be done to create the apps to make all this happen. Extensive testing also needs to be completed to ensure the devices can hold up to the harsh environments they would be subjected to. Until then though, Chief Wood plans to use a pair to record videos and pictures of working fire scenes that can later be incorporated into training videos. He will be able to spend some time with the actual device thanks to Google which selected Wood as a winner of a pair in the #ifihadGlass contest. According to Chief Wood, he received the device on Friday and by Sunday was already filming a working fire scene.
Kudos to Chief Wood on his idea. We hope it bears the fruit he envisions and helps keep firefighters safer.