Samsung Mobile Launches Mobile App Contest For Global Developers
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Samsung Application Store Developer Challenge 2009 withUS$330,000 prize money up for grabs
Sydney, November 07, 2009 - Samsung Electronics today launched the 2009 Global Developer Contest to generate innovative new applications for Samsung's cutting-edge smartphones.
The contest, which runs until December 10th, is open to developers globally including Australia and offers a share in the US$330,000 in prize money for the best new application creations for Samsung mobile phones. Following the global launch of the Samsung Application Store in selected countries in September, the contest aims to drive interest among developers and attract new applications to strengthen the content currently available.
Winning applications will be selected by the end of December 2009. The winning apps will be made available for download, either for free or to purchase, on the Samsung Application Store site, www.samsungapps.com
Following the competition, winners will be able to maintain a partnership with Samsung Mobile through a variety of future opportunities, such as participating in Samsung's mobile programmer support program. This contest is for the Samsung OmniaICON and is open for applications in English and Italian.
"Through their active participation, Samsung hopes this contest will offer a valuable opportunity for application developers,” said Hosoo Lee, Executive Vice President of Samsung's Media Solution Center. "We want them to be able to profit from their work, whilst giving our customers a rich variety of applications to use and customise their phones with. Samsung will continue to host many exciting events to further develop the Samsung Application Store so watch this space.”
For further information please head to the Samsung seller website, http://seller.samsungapps.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately 164,600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company consists of two business units: Digital Media & Communications and Device Solutions. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com