Application Development: Adobe AIR App Challenge for Sony Tablets: Meet the Winners
Adobe and Sony recently announced the winners of the Adobe AIR App Challenge, sponsored by Sony. Launched in July, the Adobe AIR App Challenge allowed developers to tap into native device capabilities and Adobe technologies to build Adobe AIR apps optimized for the new Android-based Sony Tablet S and Sony Tablet P. Hundreds of entries were received from developers worldwide, from places such as Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. The winning apps in six categories (excluding "MAX Public Favorite) were selected by a panel of Adobe and Sony judges and industry experts. The apps were selected based on quality and performance on the Sony tablets, innovation and creativity, and overall user experience. Winners received a cash prize and premium promotion of their app on the Sony tablets.??í All the apps are now live and available for download from the Android Market. The contest gave developers selected as finalists prerelease access to Sony tablet prototypes, along with the latest versions of Adobe tools and AIR. The categories for the App Challenge included Entertainment, Lifestyle & Community, Games, Business & Productivity, and Innovation, with 80 finalist slots being available. Developers were able to submit apps starting in July and lasting through Oct. 10 for the first round of the competition. Final app submissions were due and had to be available on Android Market by Nov. 11.