Rhomobile has announced details around the ‘Mobile Application Development Challenge’ they are hosting, including an extension on the deadline. The contest promotes Rhomobile’s Rhodes framework, which allows developers to write once to create native apps for all leading smartphones including iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Symbian and Android, and features a $10,000 grand prize.
The Mobile Application Development Challenge submission deadline date has been extended to May 24, 2009, enabling developers to use the latest release of Rhodes 1.0, with a first prize of $10,000 to the individual or company building the best mobile application. Additional prize packages will include iPhone 3G 16GB, AT&T (HTC) Fuze with Windows Mobile, BlackBerry Storm smartphones, Nokia N97 and G2 Google Android phones. The grand prize of $10,000 will be announced on June 1, 2009 and additional prizes will be announced at a later date.
-Registration deadline: April 15, 2009
-Application submission deadline: May 24, 2009
-Applications must run on at least two device operating systems
-Downloads of the build versions for all of these applications must be made available for Windows Mobile, RIM and Symbian
-Applications must operate upon synchronized local data via RhoSync
Criteria for Judging
Rhomobile will evaluate submissions in the following areas:
-Application Originality: value proposition to end users and usefulness of the application
-User Experience: overall usability of the application
-Device Leverage: demonstration of device capabilities
-Code Quality: documentation and maintainability of the code
Register for the Mobile Application Development Challenge by April 15, 2009.