Last night I saw the the ADC2 judging app had an update and thought it might be time for round 2. Earlier today, several developers let me know their apps had been selected in the top 20 for their respective category. We have heard word of success from Chickenbrick Studios with ProjectInf, Battery Powered Games with Light Racer 3D, A0Soft with aPortaDrum, and Todoroo.
The following is a sample email that Google is sending out.
Congratulations! Your application ‘Todoroo’ was selected by Android users as one of the top 20 in the Lifestyle category! We’re excited that you chose to participate in the ADC 2 and wish you luck in the final round as your application is evaluated by users and a panel of judges.
For full information on the challenge, please see our official site: http://code.google.com/android/adc/
ADC 2 Support
There are 10 categories with 20 finalists in each which means 200 apps will be competing for top prize.
Update: Google has posted the list of top 200 apps on the official ADC site.
- Games: Casual/Puzzle
- Games: Arcade/Action
- Social Networking
Prizes will be distributed as follows; all prizes are in USD:
For each of the 10 categories:
- 1st prize: $100,000
- 2nd prize: $50,000
- 3rd prize: $25,000
Overall (across all categories)
- 1st prize: $150,000 (meaning the overall winner will receive $250,000)
- 2nd prize: $50,000 (meaning the 2nd prize winner will receive up to $150,000)
- 3rd prize: $25,000 (meaning the 3rd prize winner will receive up to $125,000)
Search the market for ADC2 or scan the QR code above.
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
Round 2 judging is expected to end in November (estimated) so vote before time runs out. The first round ended abruptly so there is no telling how long the 2nd will last.
If you find an application or game you really love, leave a comment and let us know.