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.