announced the winners of Android Developer Challenge. Out of 50 teams of finalists, 10 teams received a $275,000 award each and 10 teams received a $100,000 award each. Congratulations to everyone. $275,000 Award Recipients cab4me Konrad Huebner, Henning Boeger Ever been looking for a cab? cab4me is the answer. Anywhere. Anytime. Read more CompareEverywhere Jeffrey Sharkey Shop smarter using your phone. Compare prices, read reviews, and connect with local stores. Read more Ecorio Jeff Kao, Gary Pong, Robert Lam, Taneem Talukdar Ecorio automatically tracks your mobile carbon footprint, suggests transit and carpooling alternatives and lets you stay carbon neutral by offsetting your trips easily. Read more GoCart Rylan Barnes Scan a product's barcode with your phone's camera and view all the best prices online and at nearby, local stores. Read more Life360 Chris Hulls, Dilpreet Singh, Luis Carvalho, Phuong Nguyen, Steve Potell From major natural disasters to little things like your child wandering away at the mall, there is a lot you might worry about. Life360 can help. Read more Locale Carter Jernigan, Clare Bayley, Jasper Lin, Christina Wright Locale is an advanced settings manager that automatically changes your phone's settings based on conditions, such as location. Read more PicSay Eric Wijngaard Easy to use image editor that enables you to quickly personalize your pictures and share them with friends or photo sites. Read more Softrace Staffan Kjellberg, Thomas Kjellberg Turn your workout into a thrilling race and challenge the world in real time. Read more TuneWiki TuneWiki Inc. TuneWiki Social Media Player, is an advanced player, featuring synchronized lyrics for audio or video, translation, music maps and a social network. Read more Wertago Kelvin Cheung,Teresa Ko, Peter Ree, Robert Sarvis, Douglas Young The mobile application nightlifers have been waiting for. Find the hottest parties in town and connect with friends and others all night long. Read more $100,000 Award Recipients BreadCrumbz Amos Yoffe BreadCrumbz offers a unique approach to navigation. What sets it apart is its focus on picture-based navigation and user-created navigation content. Read more Cooking Capsules Mary Ann Cotter, Muthu Ramadoss Inspiration for novices and chefs alike, Cooking Capsules puts a fresh, elegant and portable new way to cook in the palm of your hand. Read more Maverick Virgil Dobjanschi Maverick is a multimedia enabled, Google Talk compatible instant messenger and a Google Blogger publishing tool which runs on the Android Platform. Read more PebbleBox Yin Wang, Tao Jin A location-based information exchange and sharing application, allowing people to collect and distribute various geo-related information through mobile phones. Read more PhoneBook 2.0 Voxmobili PhoneBook 2.0 is a secure, contextual and social address book. Ideally suited for teenagers willing to share their mood and location, it also helps business people to keep their contacts secure and up-to-date. Read more Piggyback Christophe Petit, Sébastien Petit Piggyback is a revolutionary real-time carpooling application for mobile phones that helps you save time and money while reducing your carbon footprint. Read more Pocket Journey Anthony Stevens, Rosie Pongracz Pocket Journey turns your mobile phone into a personal tour guide by connecting you to location-specific multimedia created by a community of the most professional tour guides and storytellers worldwide. Read more Rayfarla Stephen Oldmeadow Have fun with music. Play music based games and make music with your phone using a range of virtual musical instruments. Read more ShareYourBoard Mikhail Ksenzov ShareYourBoard is an Android application for capturing, processing and sharing whiteboard data. Read more Teradesk e-Storage José Augusto Ferrarini Teradeks is an application for Virtual Storage and Remote File Access allowing companies and individuals to keep their files in the cloud, accessible from anywhere. Read more
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T-MobileAtHome.com, Sidekick.com, T-MobileShadow.com, among others is all hosted by LogicWorks. By adding the Name Servers to the domain T-MobileG1.com, I believe it's only a matter of time before T-Mobile officially announces the G1 Android phone. Another conclusion I've arrived at: T-Mobile plans to offer at least four more generations of gPhones after the G1.
Android roadmap with more information for developers, including details on the upcoming second round of the Developer Challenge. Following this week's release of v0.9 of the Android SDK, the next significant roll-outs will take place during September as the company tweaks the open-source platform, in response to bug sightings and developer requests. The full Android v.1 SDK is scheduled for Q3-Q4 2008, before "our partners [launch] devices" (plural) become available for retail customers in Q4. The next round of the Developer Challenge will be announced by the end of the year, with programmers able to submit their applications most likely from the start of 2009.
- 12 November, 2007 - "Early Look" SDK released
- January to August, 2008 - Android Developer Challenge I
- 18 August, 2008 - Android 0.9 SDK beta released
- September 2008 - additional Android 1.0 (pre) SDK releases made available, as necessary
- Q3 - Q4 2008 - Android 1.0 SDK release 1 available (first actual 1.0-compatible SDK)
- Q4 2008 - Android 1.0 devices available at retail
- Q4 2008 - Source code released
- Q4 2008 - Key Announcement on Android Developer Challenge II
One Google IO attendee asked for more details of second round of Android Developer Challenge; more specifically when is the start date. Jason replied saying that they still need to complete round 1 of the Android Developer Challenge and that it’s most definitely be after Android devices hit the market or probably early next year. About Jason Chen Jason is currently a developer advocate at Google where he works on ensuring that developers for the Android platform are successful. He previously led the developer support team for Google Checkout. Prior to joining Google, Jason worked at IBM and Urchin Software. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0bGWv6k57o[/youtube]
Ed Burnette of ZDNet, we have a few more questions answered as well as clearing up some confusion regarding the Android platform. The Introduction to Android platform session lasted around 90-minutes. Jason announced that the source code to Android is currently available to Google's Open Handset Alliance (OHA) partners. The general public will get access to the source code when the first handset (that being the Android HTC Dream phone) ships. At such time, Android will be called "Android Version 1.0." Android version 1.0 will be available to everyone and anyone who wants to download and port Android to any phone or any other devices they so desire. Once Android version 1.0 hits the street, you do not have to be an OHA member and you don't need to sign anything or ask for anyone's permission to install Android on any device. The audience wanted to know when will Android version 1.0 be available. Unfortunately, Google would not provide any specific dates other than "the second half of 2008." When pressed, a Google source stated that it wasn't really their call alone to make. The release date is largely up to OHA members, especially manufacturers making the phones and the carriers who will sell and distribute the Android phones. Lets hope all 31+ OHA members don't take too long to decide when's the best time to release Android version 1.0. After his presentation, Jason opened up the floor for questions... Q. What if somebody wants to build an application that is similar to a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) that can run other programs. What security implications are there for these kinds of applications? A. It's possible to do but we haven't thought about it. There is a large security team working on Android. There are languages that are working to port their bytecode to the Dalvik VM, so it won't just be for the Java language. Q. Traditionally carriers rip out things. What steps do you take to prevent somebody like Cingular from making an "almost-Android" phone? A. They could do that if they wanted because it's open source. But Android is a complete stack of software so why would you want to break it? There's value in a full stack and in a lot of applications. There's no incentive to alter it in ways that wouldn't be compatible. We want manufacturers and operators to customize in ways they can differentiate. They don't all have to have the same home screen, the same look and feel, and so forth but they should be able to run any Android apps. Q. When do developers get hardware? A. When everybody else does (when retail phones are for sale). Q. Does Android platform development follow the JSR (Java Specification Request) model? A. Android is not Java technology. It uses the Java programming language but Dalvik is not a JVM. It's not claiming to be Java tech. Q. Is support for Flash lite planned? A. Not at the moment. Q. Will there be an SDK for PPC Macs? A. Don't think so. Just Intel. Q. Will you have aesthetic standards like the iPhone? A. We're working with UI designers to put out a user interface guideline. Also android provides standard UI widgets. About Jason Chen Jason is currently a developer advocate at Google where he works on ensuring that developers for the Android platform are successful. He previously led the developer support team for Google Checkout. Prior to joining Google, Jason worked at IBM and Urchin Software.
Google IO registration email this morning. I'm planning on attending and providing coverage (video and blog) the following sessions in addition to the keynote at 9:30AM on 5/28. If you're attending, make sure to shoot me an email or post your reply in this thread. I'm looking forward to meeting all you "android heads" at Google IO!
Google has sent out emails to the top 50 applications from the Android Developers Challenge explaining some of the details of Phase II of the ADC. It appears that Google is going to be using these top 50 teams as a testers for new SDK snapshots. The only catch is that the developers must agree to a 'NDA' type of agreement forbidding screenshots or descriptions of new features: As a Round 2 participant, we'll be providing you with the most up-to-date Android SDK so that you can take advantage of the latest tools & platform capabilities that will be shipping in devices later this year. These early access SDKs have many enhancements, additional features, and bug fixes. However, these SDKs have not had the same level of testing as public SDKs, so there are bugs; these releases are definitely "bleeding edge." As we continue to update the platform, you'll receive periodic drops of updated early access SDKs. We'll do our best to give you a rough timeline on when these early access SDKs will be available so that you can better plan your development schedule. Approximately 3 weeks before the submission deadline, we will provide a final early access SDK. You will need to submit your entry using this version of the SDK. Since these early access SDKs are not ready for the public, you need to execute a special SDK license. This is the same SDK license that governs the public SDK with the addition of a confidentiality clause. We've attached the SDK license document to this email.Google's logic for not releasing the latest and greatest version of the Android SDK to the public is because of the instability and bugs. Google pushed the deadline back to July 28th since the teams will be working with the new versions of SDKs. General release of the new SDK will be made available some months down the road. [thanks for the tip Jason C.]
Norman, OK (PRWEB) May 12, 2008 -- Pinpoint forecasts and location-based severe weather feeds will soon be accessed directly from your mobile phone due to the work of two innovative Android Developer Challenge partners, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. (WDT) and Weathertop Consulting, LLC. The two companies have come out with the HandWxTM "follow-me" mobile weather application, which was recognized today with a prestigious $25,000 award, as one the top 50 most promising first round Challenge entrants among more than 1,700 entries worldwide.