Google is Giving Away $10M, Join Android Developer Challenge

Google Android Developer Challenge

Nothing motivates quite like money, so Google is drawing a trifling sum of $10 million from its limitless coffers to jump-start the Android project that aims to develop an open source platform for mobile devices.

Google is inviting developers to the Android Developer Challenge where geeks can make a tidy sum even before making the first sale on their apps. Fifty most promising entries from January 2 to March 3, 2008 will be selected to receive $25,000 each outright, no strings attached. That’s means you still own your software and you’re free to market it as you wish. Google just wants to give you money for being a bright boy (or girl!).

From those 50, the ten best mobile apps will each receive $275,000 and the next ten will each get $100,000. And that’s only for Part I ($5M) of the Challenge.

Android Developer Challenge II (another $5M) will launch after the first handsets built on the platform become available in the second half of 2008. So, keep those codes coming!


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.