Intel has launched an application development competition for applications developed specifically for its Atom based NetBooks and Tablets. The applications would be showcased at Intel’s marketplace, AppUp.
The AppUp Developer Program is a global competition with entries now open. Read here for participation rules and application development guidelines . Also for a limited time, the joining fee for AppUp Developer Program has been waived off . So you got nothing to lose. Even if your application does not win, you get a free enrollment in Intel AppUp Developer Program which otherwise costs $ 99. You also get a chance to showcase your application in Intel’s marketplace.
Some of the categories and their relevant awards are:
Most Innovative Application
Prize will be a custom built BMW, plus a trip to Germany to drive it off or USD 60,000 in cash.
People’s Choice Award
Prize will be a Dream Travel Experience or USD 60,000 in cash
Best Make Me Smarter App
This will win a USD 15,000, for a knowledge building application. Unfortunately the deadline for this (4th October ) has already passed.
Best Life Improvement Application
This again will win USD 15,000, for the application that improves quality of life. Deadline for this is 24th October 2010
Best App to Replace Pen and Paper.
For an application that replaces pen and paper, the prize is USD 15,000. Deadline for this is 15th November 2010.
Best Media Magnate Application
Application for handling audio and video media will get a chance to win USD 15,000. Deadline is 5th December 2010.