Nov 05 AT 10:53 PM Taylor Wimberly 10 Comments

Round 2 judging begins for ADC2

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:

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.


  • Education/Reference
  • Games: Casual/Puzzle
  • Games: Arcade/Action
  • Social Networking
  • Lifestyle
  • Productivity/Tools
  • Media
  • Entertainment
  • Travel
  • Misc


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)

Go vote

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
  • Indispensability

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.

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  • brombomb

    My app TouchMusic! didn’t make the cut. Oh Well better luck next year to me ….

  • Robert Green

    Google posted the top 200 apps here –

  • Frito

    I’m rooting for Light Racer 3d to win first, If you haven’t tested it go do so now its a great game and the newer updated version is even better.


    Our game K’UMPA made it:

    Great news just 3 days after we released it to the Android Market (it’s free and has 4.5 stars):

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  • David Shellabarger

    Had to reinstall the ADC2 app to get it to notify me.
    Now it Force Closes when I try to Install Manually my first app.

    • Robert Green

      Having problems with the ADC2 app… Doesn’t start downloading and force closes in market. My Fiance is having the same issues. Arg!

  • gilbertorbea

    I’m trying Office Exercise, it’s great so far!

  • Matt

    ADC2 is having horrible force close issues. Check the comments in the market. I personally have tried reinstalling it 4 times now with no luck. My symptoms:

    I install ADC2.
    I get the notification of a new app to review.
    I hit Install to install it.
    It goes back to home screen but doesn’t install.
    I open ADC2 and hit Install Manually.
    It switches to what looks like the market and then force closes.


  • raudi

    i also had to uninstall and re-install ADC2 app
    but now it works flawlessly.

    jf 1.51 adp