How do you get developers to start developing good quality applications for your product? You toss out big numbers like $4 million dollars, that’s how. Samsung has set aside a whopping $4,080,000 in award money for developers willing to create good quality and highly popular applications for its Galaxy Tab and Note line of devices. If this doesn’t encourage developers to start coding for these products I don’t if anything will. The Smart App Challenge 2012 will run from now until September 30th and those apps will be judged by popularity according to their downloads. The company is also offering the opportunity with its S-Pen device but winners will be selected by a panel of judges. Monetary awards range from $200,000 to as little as $30,000 for those interested. In addition, if your application is popular Samsung is offering “mega marketing support” for the app, promising to mention it during company press releases, TV spots and various social media outlets. So, does this change your mind regarding the old saying, “there’s no such thing as making a quick buck?” Damn, I wish I knew how to write code! See the source link for more details and don’t forget to check out the quick video spot as well.
source: Samsung Smart App Challenge 2012