Samsung Smart App Challenge 2013 announced

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Samsung recently launched a global app competition, dubbed as the Samsung Smart App Challenge 2013, with the objective of finding new and interesting apps that utilize group communication functionality, like the Group Play feature found in the Samsung Galaxy S 4.

The competition is open to all mobile application developers across the globe. Interested developers must sign up directly on the competition’s official website (www.smartappchallenge.com) and register their apps from June 20 until August 31. According to Samsung, all app entries must leverage Samsung Chord SDK, which allows developers to easily build content-sharing apps. Chord supports Samsung devices running Android 4.0 or later.

Samsung will select ten (10) winners, who will each be rewarded with a USD 800,000 cash prize, along with “promotional benefits” through the company’s global channels. The set of winners will be given the chance to pitch their apps to Samsung Venture Investment.

“With Samsung Smart App Challenge 2013, Samsung is going to boost mobile ecosystem,” said Won-Pyo Hong, President and Head of Samsung Electronics Media Solution Center. “At Samsung we will continue to encourage mobile developers to develop new and innovative applications with newly-launched features of GALAXY series. The Samsung Smart App Challenge will greatly enhance application choices for GALAXY S4 so users can enjoy a valuable experience.”

For more information on how to join the Samsung Smart App Challenge 2013, you can visit the official website at www.smartappchallenge.com.