Verizon Woos Smartphone App Developers with Giveaways
Verizon Wireless has announced the launch of a new contest for developers to build compelling applications for the company's upcoming V CAST Apps store for smartphone applications.Verizon Wireless has announced the launch of a new contest for developers to build compelling applications for the company's upcoming V CAST Apps store for smartphone applications. Verizon has put out the call to mobile applications developers to enter innovative applications in the company's Apply Your Ideas contest beginning Aug. 14. The grand prize winner of the contest will win $50,000.
The contest is another in a series of moves Verizon is making to beef up its position with developers as the company gets closer to the rollout of its applications store. The first partner Verizon is highlighting in this effort is Research In Motion and its BlackBerry platform. In turn, RIM announced a new set of tools to support both Eclipse and Microsoft Visual Studio developers.
??Ã Aug. 14 - Sept. 20: Developers submit entries at www.applyyourideas.com ??Ã Sept. 24 - Sept. 28: Online voting for members of the VDC to determine semi-finalists ??Ã Oct. 6: Semi-finalists announced ??Ã Oct. 7 - Oct. 18: Online voting for category winners and People's Choice winner; judges panel determines Grand Prize winner from category winners ??Ã Oct. 30: Grand Prize, People's Choice and category winners announcedFor an overview of the contest, the full set of rules and an explanation of prizes, visit www.applyyourideas.com.