Last year, we saw Google launch what it calls its Android Experiments showcase which allowed open-source developers to show off their experimental apps. The company is now launching the Android Experiments I/O Challenge hoping to bring more interesting and challenging apps into the Experiments showcase.
The Android Experiments project was received with overwhelming response. Developers from all over the world started pitching in their experimental masterpieces and found more visibility. This in allowed users to find the true potential of open-source apps.
The company’s newest challenge will run until April 13. The three winners of this challenge will get a trip to this year’s Google I/O developer conference and the five other runner-ups will each receive Nexus 6Ps.
The projects Google is willing to accept include apps be for phones, tablets, Android Wear and even robots. Some of the entries have already taken up a lot of hype. Here’s what Google will be looking for in the submissions:
- Creative uses of Android’s new or distinctive features
- Projects that explore how we interact with our devices, in small and big ways
- Unique visual aesthetics
- Open source projects that can inspire other developers
- Surprise us – we want to see the amazing things you’re cooking up.