Greenphone Developer Challenge

Trolltech today announced the start of the Qtopia Greenphone Developer Challenge, a global contest for innovative development of Linux-based mobile phone applications. Entrants can create their applications using either the community or commercial version of Qtopia Phone Edition.

The Developer Challenge is a two-phase competition designed to spark the creative imagination of the developer community. In Phase One, entries are accepted in these categories:

* Best Original Application
* Best Improvement of an Existing Qtopia Phone Edition Application
* Best End to End Service
* Best User Interface Experience
* Best in the Impossible to Classify Category

Entries will be judged on a set of weighted criteria including functionality, ease of use without written documentation, performance and efficiency, and originality.

25 entries will be chosen as Phase One winners. Winning entrants from Phase One can move into Phase Two where the categories are Best Open Source and Best Commercial Application. Judging in Phase Two is similar to Phase One however entries must be shown on a Qtopia Greenphone. Two entries will be chosen as the final Developer Challenge winners.

Developer Challenge Prizes

25 Phase One winners will each receive a Qtopia Greenphone, a critical element for entry into Phase Two of the contest. The final two Developer Challenge winners will each receive $5000, a Qtopia Phone Edition Professional license, and airfare with conference registration to either the Munich or California location of Trolltech Developer Days 2007, Trolltech’s annual developer conference.

The Panel of Judges

Each qualified entry will be reviewed by an esteemed panel of judges representing a wide variety of interests and backgrounds.

* Frank H.P. Fitzek – Associate Professor, Head of Future Vision and Mobile Device group, Aalborg University, Denmark
* Holger Freyther – Handhelds.org, Student
* John Lombardi – Editor, Linuxdevices.com
* Phil Torrone – Editor, MAKE Magazine
* Tony Rizzo – Analyst, 451 Group

Each category will also have judge representation from members of Trolltech’s development team and management.

For more information about the Developer Challenge, official rules and registration forms, please visit, www.trolltech.com/gpchallenge.

Also, be sure to check out our TrollTech Greenphone Review.

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