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Android apps for money and fame

March 4, 2011

It’s been a while since I wrote about the second PayPal X Developer Challenge.  In the months since we’ve seen mobile applications in general and Android apps in particular skyrocket in terms of consumer and developer interest.

So much so that it should come as no surprise that when PayPal announced their third Developer Challenge this week, it was aimed right at the mobile development sweetspot:  Android apps.

Android challenge logo

There’s some good money for the top three finishers:  A grand prize of $25,000 USD, second prize of $15,000, and third prize of $10,000.  Winners will also receive marketing and PR support from PayPal to help draw eyeballs and fingertips to their apps.   Plus as PayPal points out in The BaldGeek’s announcement of the contest, there’s opportunity for your app to make money on its own since by definition it will have PayPal-based secure payments baked into it from the get go.

PayPal is looking for fresh mobile ideas integrating secure payments.  From the challenge site:

We’re looking for something new, something surprising, something with business potential, something that integrates PayPal payments.

The winning application will make us say, “Wow!” Also accepted:  “Cool!”, “Awesome!”, “I’m totally downloading this”, or “Check this out”.

Click here to read the full post on the PayPal X Developer Network including information on the key deadlines, contest terms, and judging guidelines.

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