Hot Apps Competition

Palm Offer $1 in Prize Money

Jessica Thornsby

Palm have announced a $1 million ‘Hot Apps’ contest for mobile app developers.

The Hot Apps program will reward the most-downloaded free webOS apps and paid webOS apps. The top prize is $100,000, and that will be awarded to the developer of the free webOS application that clocks up the most downloads between February 1, 2010, and May 31, 2010; and the developer of the paid-for webOS app that generates the most revenue during this same time-block.

The next 20 apps in both categories will earn their developers $10,000 each, while the next 200 apps in each category will be awarded $1,000 each.

To qualify, the app must be available to webOS users via an official Palm distribution program by May 31, 2010, and the app must have been developed using the Palm webOS Software Development Kit or the Ares Integrated Development Environment.

Please see the Palm website for a full list of rules and regulations.


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