BlackBerry & Samsung Developer

Wednesday, June 02, 2010 jeffrey siy 0 Comments

UPDATE: Mechanics for the Samsung local challenge now up

As Nokia's Innovators contest nears its deadline (didn't get to post this), BlackBerry and Samsung follows suit in opening their programing codes to developers for a chance to earn from their applications and a chance to Win in their respective developer challenge. BlackBerry rewards winners with prize packs consisting of application tools and promotion while Samsung compensates winners with HUGE CASH prizes.

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Contest Mechanics:
Contest Period:
  • BlackBerry: April 28 - September 6, 2010
  • Samsung
    • Global Challenge Registration & Submission: May 17 - July 31, 2010
    • Local Challenge: To be announced here
Contest Prize:
  • BlackBerry
    • 4 Regional Winners will EACH receive
      • Alliance Membership: Elite
      • BlackBerry App World overlay icon
      • Three (3) BlackBerry Devices
      • Blog Post and Facebook site Feature (20,000 impressions)
      • BBPF Press Release
      • Media Alert and Program Review
      • BlackBerry App World carousel placement (three weeks)
      • DeviceAnywhere Tutorials (5 per winner)
      • DeviceAnywhere Testing hours (100 hours)
      • Perfecto Mobile Testing hours (100 hours)
      • 151 Ventures Go-To-Market Package
      • Mob4Hire Gift Certificate
      • Medialocate 25% discount on services
      • App Promo Package
      • Starcom Media Advertising
      • BlackBerry.com premium placement feature (homepage)
    • 12 Regional Semi-Finalists will EACH receive
      • Alliance Membership: Select
      • BlackBerry App World overlay icon
      • Two (2) BlackBerry Devices
      • Two (2) BlackBerry Accessories
      • Blog Post and Facebook site Feature
      • BBPF Press Release
      • PR Media Alert
      • BlackBerry App World carousel placement (two weeks)
      • DeviceAnywhere Testing hours (50 hours)
      • Perfecto Mobile Testing hours (50 hours)
      • 151 Ventures Advisory Board 3 month membership
      • App Promo Package
      • Starcom Media Advertising
      • BlackBerry.com feature
    • 28 Regional Semi-Finalists will EACH receive
      • Alliance Membership: Associate
      • BlackBerry App World overlay icon
      • One (1) BlackBerry Device
      • One (1) BlackBerry Accessory
      • BlackBerry App World Carousel Placement (one week)
      • BBPF Press Release
      • DeviceAnywhere Testing hours (10 hours)
      • Perfecto Mobile Testing hours (10 hours)
      • App Promo Package
      • Starcom Media Advertising
      • Blog Post and Facebook Social Media
    • 400 Regional Selections will EACH receive
      • One (1) BlackBerry Device
      • DeviceAnywhere Proof Centre
  • Samsung
    • Samsung bada Champion - USD$300,000
    • Category Winners
      • 7 First Place Winners - USD$100,000 (excluding the bada Champion)
      • 8 Second Place Winners - USD$60,000 EACH
      • 8 Third Place Winners - USD$40,000 EACH
    • 10 Special Winners - USD$30,000 EACH
    • 56 Devise Phase Winners - USD$8,000 EACH
    • All 300 qualifiers - Samsung Wave EACH
    • Samsung Local Challenge - P300,000 pot prize

Upside:
  • FREE to do
  • Multiple submissions allowed
  • Huge prizes (no cash for the BlackBerry contest)
  • Recognition
Downside:
  • Open worldwide
For more information, log on to blackberrypartnersfund.com/2010challenge and developer.bada.com