egzthunder1 · Feb 28, 2012 at 01:00 pm

Get Your Developer Helmet On–Samsung Contest for Best S Pen App Now Live!

We at XDA like the idea of development and sharing our God given gifts with the world, so that anyone can rip the benefits of having such wonderful and capable devices. From time to time, manufacturers and software makers will see this need from the customer base and will think of some way to foment development while catering to this very need. This is the reason why they see the dev communities as a vast sea of potential for their continued existence and innovation, which is why we tend to hear from industry leaders such as Microsoft, Google, Samsung, and HTC (to name a few) regarding events like this.

How would you like to win US$205,000.00 and worldwide recognition for making a good app? Interested yet? If so, read on. Samsung has just launched a contest open for any and all developers who reside in the United States, which consists of making an app (or enhancing an existing one) to bring in the functionality of their latest toy, the S Pen. The rules of the contest are rather straight forward, participants must use the S Pen SDK to integrate functionality into the app being submitted. Once submitted, the app will be judged on originality, overall feel, and usability on their new Galaxy Note. The best part is that the app will remain property of the developer who will be able to do as he/she pleases with it (ie. give it away for free, charge for it in the Market, etc.) Some mention of the S Pen capability must be included in the app’s description in the Market, but other than that, the requirements are rather simple.

Samsung invites software developers to create S Pen-integrated apps for Galaxy Note using the S Pen SDK. Winners will receive $205,000 in cash and prizes as well as promotional exposure and recognition in Samsung digital social media. Prizes will be awarded for the best overall apps and for category honorable mention awards in games, media, sports, social, lifestyle, travel, education, productivity, entertainment, and other. 

So, what are you waiting for? You can go to this site for more information, instructions on how to enter the contest, and more! And needless to say, if you have more specific questions, you can always ask our resident XDA Official Samsung Rep SamsungJohn via his Twitter account.

Have fun and happy devving!

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