Montag, 18. Juli 2011

Open Call for GDD 2011 HTML5 / ADK

Von Google zum GoogleDeveloperDay organisiert, startet heute Abend der Open Call rund um das Android ADK (Android Open Accessory Development Kit) und  HTML5.

Wichtig: Heute Nacht geht es los mit der ersten Runde ADK I. 5:00 pm PDT

Open Call Introduction:
Think you've got what it takes to show the world how developers in your country code?
This year, with Open Call for Google Developer Day, we will be showcasing works from developers across each of the eight GDD countries.

And we want you to get involved!

This year’s Open Call challenges will focus on the Android ADK and HTML5 platforms, while giving you a chance to show us why your GDD country rocks. No matter which challenge you choose, your submission must reflect the regional culture of the GDD that you will be attending, be this through music, creative imagery, lighting or colors--the opportunities are endless!
The challenges will be announced on July 18 for the Android ADK and August 1 for HTML5. You will have one week to turn around your submissions for the glory of being featured as a top developer in your country.Working with our local GTUGs and experts in the greater developer community, a panel of judges in each country will select 10 submissions from each of the challenges to be featured online and in-person at Google Developer Day.

NOTE: Open Call is considered a supplement to your GDD application packet. Participation is optional, but we'd love to see your passion shine through! 

Natürlich planen die deutschen GTUGs (GoogleTechnologyUserGroups) wieder eine Menge Highlights rund um den Berliner GDD am 19ten November, mehr dazu folgt in Kürze.

Oh und die Preise, fast hätte ich die Preise für den Open Call vergessen:

Each of the 10 challenges will have 10 winners for a total of 100 winners who will receive a ticket to attend Google I/O on May 10 -11, 2011 in San Francisco, CA. Each winner will need to pass both challenges (1) Round I and (2) Round II, in order to qualify.

Open Call:

Adobe Mobile Challenge

Entwickelt bis zum 1sten September eine App für Android, iOS oder Blackberry und gewinnt eine Reise zur Adobe MAX im Oktober 2011, inklusive Flug und Übernachtung!

Weitere Sachpreise sowie spezielle Kategorien werden ausgezeichnet, darunter Preise für

  • User Experience/Design 
  • Application Architecture 
  • Neuigkeitsgrad/Innovation 
  • Nützlichkeit für den Benutzer
Die Jury, bestehend aus den Adobe Experten Michaël ChaizeSerge Jespers, Mark Doherty und meinem neuen Adobekumpel Andre Jay Meissner, der rein zufällig auch einer der Judges für den Open Call HTML5 ist.

Mehr Informationen und die benötigten Tools findet ihr unter:

ESA GMES Masters

Die ESA veranstaltet rund um das GMES, das Global Monitoring for Environment and Security im Rahmen der GMES Masters einen mobile App Contest mit insgesamt 60.000 Euro Preisgeld. Nichts wie ran!

  • Participants are required to submit application ideas incl. business concepts.
  • Working prototypes are welcome but not necessaryto be eligible.
  • Participants are requested to upload a visualisation (e.g. screenshot) of the app design.
  • In addition to concepts for new mobile apps it is also possible to submit ideas of how to extend existing apps by adding GMES data (e.g. enriching weather apps by providing information on location-based UV-radiation).
  • Participants are requested to describe which data they will need to make their app operational, on the basic assumption that GMES data will be available and free of charge.
  • Submission is open for all mobile operating systems.  

The winner will be considered for support by one of the five European Space Agency's Business Incubation Centres (ESA BICs) across Europe. The incubation package has a value of up to 60,000 Euro.
As part of the OverallContest GMES Masters you, as a winner of the ESA App Challenge can also win the Overall Contest:
The overall winner – the GMES Master – will be selected amongst the winners of - the Ideas Challenge, - the ESA App Challenge, - the DLR Environmental Challenge and - the T-Systems Cloud Challenge  by a panel of experts and will receive an additional cash prize of EUR 20,000.
The website for the contest is: