This is the second such competition hosted by Samsung this year following the one in the first half and it is divided into two categories ‘Smart Note Apps’ and ‘Smart Tablet Apps.’ Contestants are required to use the ‘Pen’ or ‘Look’ package in the Samsung Mobile SDK when developing their applications and a total of $1.1 million in prize money will be awarded to 12 winning entries.
Samsung Mobile SDK, a combination of individual SDKs in order to provide a more integrated development environment for developers, is composed of 10 independent packages including ‘Pen’ and ‘Look’. ‘Pen package’ offers specialized API for S Pen applications, and ‘Look package’ provides UI and extra features using S Pen. With Samsung Mobile SDK’s respective features, developers can develop new applications based on Samsung devices’ various features and services. Samsung Mobile SDK can be downloaded from Samsung Developers website. (developer.samsung.com)
In addition to the cash prize, the final winners will be evaluated by Samsung Venture Investment as investment candidates. If selected, successful candidates will have an opportunity to promote their apps using a variety of global channels run by Samsung such as developer conferences along with international events like MWC 2014.