Google released the Android Developers Challenge judging application today. After installing the app, random applications are downloaded to your phone in order to let you review them. The voting application sends a message to your notification bar when an app is ready to be installed and another message reminding you to score the app.
Users score the applications in the following categories:
- Originality of concept
- Effective use of the Android platform
- Polish and appeal
Google will use the community votes to calculate which apps will advance to the second round.
The twenty (20) Entries in each category with the highest scores (for a total of 200 Entries across all categories) will be determined to be “Qualifying Entries” and will advance to the Second Round. If any category does not contain at least 20 Entries, all Entries in that category will advance to the Second Round. In the case of a tie,a panel of judges selected by Google will determine the Entries, from among those that are tied, that will advance to the Second Round.
The first round judging will end sometime in October and the winners will be announced in November when the second round judging is over. It will be interesting to see how the community scores the apps since most are a month old and the developers are not allowed to update them with any bug fixes or new features.
If anyone stumbles across a really cool app, leave a comment and let us know about it.
Update: Google posted on the official Android blog about ADC2 judging.
[Thank you supernova for the tip]