Fall 2012 app contests offer developers thousands in prizes. Are you up for the challenge?

By | September 13, 2012

Fall 2012 is here and the opportunities for application developers to win prizes and money are everywhere! It is truly an exciting time to be a developer. This is especially true if your highly skilled in looking at a problem and building a viable and useful technical solution. If you are not a developer you can still use this information to jump start the app business and identify the right developer that you need on your team.

Are you up for the challenge?

Well this post will give you a good overview of some of the best developer contests offered this fall by top companies and organizations like Samsung, GENBAND, XRBL, etc. In addition hopefully it will give you a place to share your development experiences and ideas if you do decide to participate.

The Fall 2012 developer contests

GENBAND has partnered with Polycom for the second annual GENFuzion Developer Challenge! The contest runs from September through January 2013 and top three overall winning applications will receive cash prizes of $20,000, $15,000 and $10,000 respectively. In addition, category winners will be recognized with the honorable mention prize, the XBOX 360 KINECT BUNDLE. Contest participants must join the GENFuzion Developer Community and each application must use the GENBAND A2 Communications Application Server. GenFuzion app contest information is available at on the GENBAND site here http://genfuzion.genband.com

Submission deadline: January 2013

XRBL.us has announced their 2nd Annual XRBL Challenge! The contest is looking for developers who can build tools that rely on XBRL data from public company financial statements. There is one grand prize of $20,000. Last year for this contest I submitted a Google TV app called the Stock Reporting Clock which was linked to a third party XBRL database. Since the code had to be open source, it is still available for download if your interested in seeing what I was able to do.

Submission deadline: January 2013

The Samsung Smart app challenge offers $4.08 million in prizes to developers from around the world. There will be 80 winners selected from three categories of apps designed for the Samsung Galaxy Tab or Galaxy Note with S Pen device.

Submission deadline: September 30

Ready to go to CodeStrong 2012? Well the Appcelerator 2012 Mobile Dev Challenge not only gives you an opportunity to win prizes. You can also win a free trip the to CodeStrong conference in California! The contest is looking for an amazing, disruptive mobile application that leverages the Appcelerator Cloud Services.

Submission deadline: September 30

Not a big fan of any of these contests? Well the Challenge Post is a good site to visit to find contests going on throughout the year. Register or follow application development contests as well as other types of challenges including video, audio and writing contest opportunities.

What are you waiting for? Start coding!

I’ve already registered for a bunch of these contests so what are you waiting for. Register today and start developing your winning application. Also please comment below and let me know which contests you plan to participate in. I would love to hear about your experiences or at least do my best to keep you motivated :) Happy coding!!