Apr 23 AT 3:57 PM Taylor Wimberly 5 Comments

Snaptic announces Android “Move Your App” developer challenge and conference

Snaptic and HopeLab are joining forces with TED to encourage developers to create apps that promote a healthier lifestyle. The challenge looks for Android developers to build apps that “get people to move, are fun to use, and are innovative in their approach to encouraging physical activity.”

The finalists of the challenge will be invited to showcase their applications at the Snaptic Developer Conference and the grand prize winner will receive travel and accommodations to TED Global 2010 in Oxford.

This developer challenge was inspired by Jamie Oliver, who was awarded the 2010 TED Prize for his fight to improve the health of young people.

“I wish for your help to create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.”Jamie Oliver2010 TED Prize Winner

Developers can register for the challenge now and must complete their submission by Friday, May 21, 2010.

The Snaptic Developer Conference will be hosted in San Francisco on May 27, 2010

Highlights of the event include:

  • Interactive sessions with amazing speakers
  • Android: Intents, tools, stats, users, tips and happiness
  • Hands-on help from the Snaptic Team and other experts
  • Meet innovators in tech and cool developers like you!

Source: Snaptic

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