Google announced details of the second Android Developer Challenge competition at its Google I/O event in San Francisco yesterday. The new ADC will result in 30 winning applications that will get a share of US$1,975,000 in total prize money.
This time around the competition will be broken down into 10 categories, and actual users will get a chance to test and vote for the applications in both rounds of the competition. In the end, first, second, and third place in each category will be awarded $100k, $50k, and $25k (respectively).
There will also be 3 applications awarded “overall” prizes. First place overall will receive an additional US$150k, while second and third overall will receive $50k and $25k. All overall awards are in addition to any category prizes that an application might have picked up.
All in all, that’s up to a quarter million dollars that one application can earn.
Here’s the time line from the ADC2 website:
- May 27 – Google I/O: ADC 2 announced
- June: Full Terms and Conditions made available
- Beginning in August: submission site opens, developers submit apps
- Approximately 2 weeks later: submission site closes; ADC2 client/scoring app goes up on Market; users begin reviewing apps
- Mid October: first-round judging ends
- Mid November: final judging ends, winners announced
Here is a list of the submission categories:
- Games: Casual/Puzzle
- Games: Arcade/Action
- Social Networking