But you’ll have to act fast: Submissions close August 31. Last year’s competition unearthed a bunch of cool apps (and location-based services were big), so I’m looking forward to seeing what pops up in September for public judging.
Users of Android devices will be able to grab a special judging app from the Android Market to download, test, and rank entries. The top 20 programs in the following categories (200 in total) go into the second round:
• Games: Casual/Puzzle
• Games: Arcade/Action
• Social Networking
In the second round (roughly October), Android users will make up 40 per cent of the vote, with a Google-selected judging panel accounting for 60 per cent of the score. Winners will be announced sometime in November.
Prizes will be distributed as follows; all prizes are in USD:
For each of the 10 categories:
• 1st prize: $US100,000
• 2nd prize: $US50,000
• 3rd prize: $US25,000
Overall (across all categories)
• 1st prize: $US150,000 (meaning the overall winner will receive $US250,000)
• 2nd prize: $US50,000 (meaning the 2nd prize winner will receive up to $US150,000)
• 3rd prize: $US25,000 (meaning the 3rd prize winner will receive up to $US125,000)
Full details at the Android Developers Blog. What are you waiting for? [Android]