Jan 23 AT 9:54 PM Taylor Wimberly 7 Comments

HTC sponsors home screen widget design contest

Last month HTC was asking devs to pull their widgets from the Android Market and now they are sponsoring a design contest to create them. HTC has just announced a sponsorship of the 2010 NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge where they are providing this year’s competition with HTC Touch Diamond2 and HTC Hero phones along with HTC Hero’s Development Tool. The NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge has a record prize pool of $10 million and HTC is providing a special recognition prize for the “Best Home Screen Widget Design”.

We hope LevelUP Studio enters the contest and takes home top prize.

From HTC: Create a top notch location based services solution for an HTC Hero widget, and HTC will consider your entry for the Best Home Screen Widget Design prize. The HTC Hero widget you develop must bring valuable information to users instantly for an at-a-glance view on the home screen of the phone.

Source: HTC

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  • http://Website Brian Douglas Hayes

    Oh, enough with the editorialization. Although I purchased Beautiful Widgets long before the legal fiasco, HTC had every right to protect its design by sending LevelUP a cease-and-desist.

    I’d like to see LevelUP win the contest, as long as they put out something genuinely unique this time around. May the best entry win.

    Personally, I’d like to have the time, weather, and an RSS ticker all in one gorgeous, well-designed widget (4×3?).

  • http://Website Droids

    HTC has been sponsoring this since at least early December. What I would like to know is what is the HTC Hero Development Tool?

    No one could answer me: http://www.thesearethedroids.com/2009/12/08/htc-hero-development-tool/

  • http://Website James

    “We hope LevelUP Studio enters the contest and takes home top prize.”

    You make it sound like they deserve to win. All they did was imitate HTC’s amazing widgets; so unless they come up with something unique I don’t think they will stand a chance.

    • http://sweedtalk.blogspot.com Sweed

      well, the important thing is that they did change their design and made it something unique and cool looking, even if it did take a c&d for them to do it

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