Samsung Gear App Challenge Smartwatch Competition

    Hello again!

    If someone else doesn't know, Samsung is launching the new Samsung Gear App Challenge for smart watches. The total prize pool is $ 1,250,000. All winners will also receive support in promoting their applications from Samsung.

    The competition takes place in 2 rounds:

    ROUND 1:
    • Application deadline: May 8, 2014 (05:00 Moscow time) - July 18, 2014 (01:00 Moscow time)
    • Samsung Apps * certification deadline: July 18-31, 2014
    • Jury rating: August 1, 2014 - August 11, 2014
    • Winners Announcement: August 13, 2014
    • The top 200 finalists will be selected by the jury. Everyone will receive a prize of $ 2,000.

    ROUND 2:
    • Judges will select the best 40 applications and their authors will receive additional prizes worth $ 850,000 and the promotion of their applications.
    • Application deadline: August 15, 2014 (18:00 Moscow time) - October 1, 2014 (01:00 Moscow time)
    • The certification period is not set. The version that will be available on October 1, 2014 will be considered, therefore, make sure that your updated application has time to pass certification.
    • Jury rating: October 1-20, 2014
    • Winners Announcement (Top 10 and Third Prize Winners): October 23, 2014
    • Public voting from Top 10: October 24 - November 9, 2014
    • Awarding of the winners: the main prize winner, second prize winners and the audience prize winner - in mid-November 2014

    • 1st place - 1 participant, prize $ 100,000.
    • 2nd place - 9 participants, a prize of $ 50,000 each.
    • 3rd place - 30 participants, a prize of $ 10,000 each.
    • Audience Choice Award - 1 private trader, car prize with an approximate value of $ 50,000.
    • Round 1 winners - 200 participants, prize of $ 2,000 each.
    • + All participants are supported in promoting their applications, and the first and second prize winners are invited to Samsung events.

    Is it tempting?

    1. Samsung Gear App Challenge is open to developers from all over the world who sign up for the Samsung Apps Seller Office website , including:
      a. Individual developers and a team of individual developers over 13 years old. In case of minority of the participant and victory in one of the nominations, the signature of the guardian will be required.
      b. Legal entities established prior to participation in the competition.
    2. Persons, teams and organizations are NOT allowed to participate in the competition if:
      a. The participant is prohibited from participating in local law. See official rules for more information .
      b. The application was developed in whole or in part under a contract with Samsung.
    3. Please note that only applications that have been certified before or during the certification period (for the 1st round) will be eligible for the competition. We recommend taking about 1 week to certify the application.
    4. Only finalists of Round 1 are allowed to participate in Round 2.

    1. Applications submitted for the competition must be developed using the Samsung Gear Dev Tool specifically for Samsung Gear 2.
    2. Your application can be one of three types of applications for Gear : Linked (Master-Follower), Integrated, or Standalone.
    3. If the Host-side application connects to the Samsung Galaxy, then the application must support at least one of the following devices: Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4.
    4. All applications submitted to the competition must be registered with Samsung Apps before the deadline for applications and successfully pass certification by the end of the certification deadline (for more details, see the official rules ).
    5. Ready-made applications are allowed to participate if these applications were registered with Samsung Apps after May 1, 2014 and the development of these applications was not associated with contractual obligations partially or fully to Samsung.
    6. The application must support at least English.
    7. Applications submitted in Round 2 must be finalists of Round 1 and must fully comply with the rules of Round 1. Additional points are awarded to the application that was developed using the Samsung Gear Dev Tool of the most current version.

    Detailed rules, requirements and conditions for participation are available on the contest page .

    Register and participate! Prove yourself - and maybe you will become the winner of the first competition for smart watches from Samsung! Who will be able to leave in his handsome car with $ 102,000 in his pocket?

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