Feb 04 AT 12:25 PM Taylor Wimberly 6 Comments

AT&T announces “Open Call – Apps For All!” contest for Android developers

We know AT&T is ready to commit to Android with at least five phones, but they have yet to make any official product announcements. That hasn’t stopped AT&T from courting Android developers though. The carrier recently held their Developer Summit at CES (where they announced support for Android) and now they are sponsoring an application contest for CTIA in March.

The contest Open Call – Apps for All! is divided into four categories: Brew Mobile Platform (BMP), Android, Java & RIM, and an “Open” category reviewing applications and content of all platforms. AT&T will award a total of $40,000 in cash prizes, $10,000 to a winner in each of the four categories.

The deadline for submissions is midnight Pacific Time on March 1, 2010. Developers can enter only one contest category at http://attopencall.com.

If your app didn’t make it into the winners of ADC2, sign up now for another chance at some cash and recognition.

The winner of each category will:

  • Receive the coveted AT&T Open Call Award
  • Take home $10,000
  • Get exclusive go-to-market and promotion opportunities

AT&T claims their initial five Android phones (from Dell, HTC, and Motorola) will be released in the first half of 2010, so hopefully we will have some product revealed at MWC and CTIA.

From AT&T: Continuing its commitment to openness and innovation, AT&T today announced the fifth annual “Open Call – Apps For All!” contest, taking place at the CTIA Wireless convention in Las Vegas March 23-24. Designed to identify the country’s most innovative wireless applications, the “Open Call – Apps For All!” contest is an evolution of AT&T’s Fast-Pitch contest held at CTIA for the past four years.

Source: AT&T

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  • http://Website Hamburgler

    Wait a minute…. isn’t this the same company that made a commercial where one of the actresses says something like, “What happened to all my cool apps?” and “What happened to my cool phone?”. Now we’re Android fans.

  • http://jamesrsullivan.com James Sullivan

    Sorry, but if you’re not yet developing an app – $10k is not exactly going to make you start. That is the monthly gross of the good apps, so I feel like this is pretty half-hearted attempt at trying to get some attention after the cold shoulder during the love affair with Apple.

  • http://Website Yaniv C

    Ok so then……. what? Id say about 3 to 4 months till apple announces iPhone on all carriers?
    Apple must be shitting bricks right about now.

  • http://www.ali.dj Ali

    I’m rather waiting for the announcement of the Android Developer Challenge 3 (ADC).
    The prizes and winning opportunities are much better.

  • http://Website s15274n

    AFTER ATTACKING ANDROID, WHO CARES?

    I AM GOOD WITH MAGENTA.

  • http://Website therodt

    Second largest carrier offers a prize for apps and everyone bashes…I hope the Nexus goes to at&t getting tired of my unlocked g1.