As Google posted the official SDK and documentation for its new Android mobile OS, it also cleverly dangles over $10 million in no-strings-attached money before the eyes of anyone who will develop Android apps. So if you’re interested in participating in the “Google Gold Rush,” here’s where you wanna be.
And because we know you live and breathe for fine print, here’s the stuff you’d need to know:
The award money will be distributed equally between two Android Developer Challenges:
* Android Developer Challenge I: We will accept submissions from January 2 through March 3, 2008
* Android Developer Challenge II: This part will launch after the first handsets built on the platform become available in the second half of 2008
In the Android Developer Challenge I, the 50 most promising entries received by March 3 will each receive a $25,000 award to fund further development. Those selected will then be eligible for even greater recognition via ten $275,000 awards and ten $100,000 awards.
Cool, isn’t it? Meanwhile, lovebirds Sergey Brin and Steve Horowitz demonstrate Google’s Android platform in the video below.