Google Names Winners Of Second Android Developer Challenge
November 30, 2009 at 21:40 PM EST
Google has just annouced the winners of its second Android Developer Challenge, a competition that looks to spur development on the Android platform by offering large cash grants to the winners. Thirty prizes were given out in total, with the top 3 winners from each of ten categories taking home $100,000, $50,000, or $25,000 respectively, with 3 overall winners walking away an additional $150,000, $50,000, or $25,000. The top winner overall was SweetDreams, an app that helps you send late night calls straight to voicemail and automatically conserves battery power by turning off features like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi at night. Second overall was What the Doodle!?, an app that sounds like a online multiplayer version of Pictionary. And third prize overall went to WaveSecure, a security/backup app that lets you track your phone's current location, lock it down or remote wipe your phone, and backup/restore data.