Other than the innovative technical features of smartphones, the plethora of cell phone apps is enhancing our interest in these devices. To attract customers as well as prospective widget developers, cell phone makers as well as app developers are organizing competitions, giving participants the opportunity to win some exciting rewards. If you are someone who loves to explore and develop new apps, you could win up to $21,000 from two exciting competitions.
Unique Apps offering $1,000
Unique App has developed a photography-sharing app PhotoScatter. This app allows iPhone users to upload pictures taken with their iPhone camera instantly to the popular photo sharing sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, Shutterfly, Photobucket and Flickr. However, in the overcrowded world of iPhone apps, it is extremely difficult to reach the target customers.
In its effort to become one of the top 100 apps on iTunes, Unique Apps has launched a competition on Youtube, to increase the popularity of this application among iPhone users. Prizes worth $1,000 will be given to the winners of this contest. Prizes of this contest will include iTunes gift cards and even an iPhone 3G. If you are interested to participate in the contest, you can visit www.uniqueapps.com/blog/top-100-iphone-apps-photoscatter-1000-youtube-contest/ for details of the competition.
However, it remains to be seen whether PhotoScatter could manage to make its way to the top 100 iTunes list through this competition, beating nearly 70,000 other iPhone apps.
Samsung offering $20,000
If you are smart enough to develop apps for Samsung’s TouchWiz widget platform, you can win some great prizes from Samsung. From 11 to 13 September, Samsung will be organizing a widget developer camp in San Francisco. You can develop widgets in any five categories, such as health, social media, news, travel and entertainment and humor. Winners of each of these categories will be awarded $5000. The best among all the best developers of the show will walk away with $20,000 prize money.
Moreover, the best developer of the show will get a berth in Samsung’s booth in CTIA 2009. Besides the opportunity to win prizes, participants can enjoy some great cocktail and food during the camp. To become a part of the show, visit https://samsungwireless.com/devcamp/ for details.