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Pebble Developer Challenge Round 1 Closes

Pebble Developer Challenge Round 1 Closes

A few weeks ago we told you about XDA partnering with Pebble for a developer challenge, and the response was amazing. We had almost 100 entrants with many different ideas and the judging on the part of Pebble and XDA was very difficult. That being said, we were able to pick 20 Round 1 winners and they are in the process of being contacted so that Pebble can send them their devices. If you were someone who entered, please check your XDA PM Inbox for a notification. As soon as they are all contacted we’ll announce them and then they will be creating their projects in the Pebble forum.

The next steps in the challenge are as follows:

Round 2 (August 15 – September 12, 2014):

  1. Finalists have 3 weeks to develop their apps and submit them before September 5, 2014 (5:00pm Pacific Time) for Grand Prize consideration.
  2. A panel of judges from both XDA and Pebble will select 2 Grand Prize winners.
  3. Via an open voting system, the public will vote for its favorite app among the 20 Finalists and select the Popular Choice Grand Prize winner.
  4. All 3 Grand Prize winners will receive an exclusive, all-expenses-paid invitation to Pebble’s 2014 Developer Retreat, one Pebble Steel, and promotional support for their winning apps.

Grand prize and Popular Choice award winners will be announced on September 12th, 2014.

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