The Official Google Android Developer blog announced that hey’ve received 1,788 from over 70 countries to the $10m Android Developer Challenge!. Since the announcement back in January, developers started submitting entries right away but it wasn't until the April 14 deadline approached that the flood really began. The rate of submissions spiked in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, reaching as high as 170+ submissions per hour.
[…]Developers from the United States submitted one-third of the total applications while the rest came from countries such as Germany, Japan, China, India, Canada, France, UK, and many others. The entries are also very diverse representing many application areas, from games to social-networking applications, to utilities, to productivity and developer tools, and many more.[…]
Over 100 judges (from member companies of the Open Handset Alliance, in addition to non-alliance mobile industry experts) will soon receive judging packets and laptops that we've preloaded with all the submissions, for a consistent, fair environment to judge the submissions.
In May, the 50 Semi-finalists who will be awarded $25,000 each will be announced.
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