Do you fancy yourself the master of mobile development? Google wants your help in developing the ultimate open-source mobile operating system, Andriod, and are willing to fork out $10 million to get the ball rolling. All you need to is start developing applications for the platform; anything you’re interested in; social networking apps, news apps, games, mashups, productivity tools or whatever strikes your fancy really, that might be useful to others.
Android, as they’ve described it, is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications.
Android Developer Challenge, which will provide $10 million in awards — no strings attached — for great mobile apps built on the Android platform. The award money will be distributed equally between two Android Developer Challenges:
- Android Developer Challenge I will accept submissions from January 2 through March 3, 2008. The 50 most promising entries received by March 3 will each receive a $25,000 award to fund further development. Those selected will then be eligible for even greater recognition via ten $275,000 awards and ten $100,000 awards.
- Android Developer Challenge II will launch after the first handsets built on the platform become available in the second half of 2008
You can find out more about Android and their developer challenge on the Andriod website , where you will also find links to their Google Group, Blog, SDK download, etc.