Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | 8:16 AM
It's been a couple of months since the announcement of Android Developer Challenge 2 during this year's Google I/O event. San Francisco is a long way from us here in EMEA, so we're taking this opportunity to highlight ADC 2 to our local developer community.
EMEA developers were particularly well represented in ADC 1, matching the Eurovision Song Contest with entries from 42 countries across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. EMEA contestants submitted over a third of the total entries and did us proud by comprising over a third of the 50 finalists - outnumbering even the US developers!
Since then, in EMEA alone, Android phones have been launched in 15 countries on 3 different handsets from more than 25 operators. With more handsets, countries, and operators on the way, both here and around the world, the EMEA team want to see local developers doing even better in ADC 2. With €176,000 or £150,000 (based on the USD$250,000 prize) on offer for the overall winner, we hope you see this as an excellent opportunity to get involved in Android development.
This year ADC entries will be judged by regular phone-owners all over around the world, including people in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa where Android handsets are available. So take advantage of your local knowledge and localize your apps to make them as compelling as possible, and maximise your votes, from people all over EMEA and the rest of the world.
There are more details on the ADC 2 page along with the Terms and Conditions. Entries need to be submitted by August 31, that's less than 6 weeks away, so stop reading and get to it!
Good luck and happy coding!
Posted by: Reto Meier, EMEA Android Developer Advocate, Google UK