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Samsung and Intel giving up to $200,000 to ‘Tizen App Challenge’ winners

News   •   Jul 10, 2013 18:32 BST

Samsung has made a lot of profit selling handsets such as the Galaxy S4, which may make you think it is totally focused on Android. This isn’t the case, however, as it is also spending a lot of effort developing Tizen (an OS developed by Intel and Samsung). The two are giving away more than $4 million in prizes in the “Tizen App Challenge.”

On the Tizen site, it reads, “Tizen is a brand new ecosystem, with a brand new store. Now is the time to get your apps into the store, and get a head start on the next big application ecosystem.

“The Tizen App Challenge is open through November 1, 2013 - it's time to get started!”

In terms of prizes, it reads, “With over $4M in cash prizes, there's never been a better time to create or port that awesome app for Tizen.

“Enter the Tizen App Challenge, and compete for one of 54 prizes among nine categories. The best entries will be selected by a panel of judges. In addition, the top 10 ranked HTML5 apps will be eligible for an additional $50,000 prize!”

In the “Games Categories,” there are three categories. The first category is “Action, Adventure, Arcade, Sports.” The second is “Role Playing, Strategy.” The third is “Board, Card/Casino, Puzzle, Word/Trivia, Music, Others.” One per category will win the “grand” prize of $200,000. Two per category will win a “runner up” prize of $100,000. Three per category will win an “honorable mention” prize of $40,000.

In the “Non-Games Categories,” there are six categories. The first category is “Productivity, Finance, Utilities.” The second is “Education, Reference, Kids.” The third is “Music/Video, Entertainment, Photo, Font.” The fourth is “News/Magazine, Sports, Weather.” The fifth is “Social Networking.” The last is “Lifestyle, Health, Travel, Navigation.” One per category will win the “grand” prize of $120,000. Two per category will win a “runner up” prize of $60,000. Three per category will win an “honorable mention” prize of $30,000.

Join the competition here.

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