>Android Developer Challenge


CrazyPhoneGuy salutes the winners of the Android Developer Challenge.

To encourage developers to write for Android, Google sponsored a challenge awarding $10,000,000 of prize money for original apps written using Android.

A winner of $275,000 wrote Cab4me. Utilizing GPS, Google-maps, and your contact list, this program allows you to call a cab to any location worldwide. http://cab4me.com/

Another winner of $275,000 wrote Compare Everywhere. Using the camera on your phone, you scan a barcode to gain immediately access to reviews of the product on your phone. It also integrates with GPS to find stores nearby that carry the product. http://compare-everywhere.com/

I commend Google for their innovation, and its new open source mobile programming platform. It looks promising, and may give Windows Mobile a run for its money if it catches on.


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