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Samsung offering cash to Galaxy S4 app developers

The Galaxy S4 has a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera.

Samsung is holding a contest to encourage developers to create apps for its new Galaxy S4. The latest phone in the Galaxy line was announced in March and, as of last week, will also be available with stock Android 4.2 through Google.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Google's developer contest is looking for apps that will work with Google's file sharing Group Play service. Google will reward the top 10 winners with a shared $800,000 cash prize: first place gets $200,000, the next three get $100,000 and the remaining six receive $50,000.

Because app makers are encouraged to incorporate Group Play, we can look forward to some innovation in Android-to-Android photo sharing applications. Last year's Samsung app challenge contest was won by the violent "kill all the terrorists" game Gun and Blood.

Developers interested in participating can find all the details here.


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The article is fairly wrong - the detail link takes you to the Samsung contest page, but that requires making use of the Samsung proprietary "Chord SDK" for nearby devices to communicate, not the recently announce Group Play stuff.

An article with Chord SDK details here:


This is always a good idea!

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