Android has always been a playing field for App developers, Samsung has used this to their advantage. They are searching for new and innovated applications and they are doing this through their Smart App Challenge competition. Samsung has narrowed the category down to apps that take advantage of the main features of Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Tab. Galaxy Note’s main attraction is the use of the S Pen, so they need developers to build apps that would incorporate the usage of the S Pen.

Samsung is giving away around $4.8 million to a total of 80 winners. Though there are a bunch of categories, such as the Best Game, the above mentioned Best use of the S Pen and many more. Samsung is not only giving away tons of cash but Samsung also promises to provide the Apps  ample amount of marketing, in order to promote them.


The following is the Press Conference about this competition.



9th July 2012, London, UK – Samsung is calling on all app developers to rise to the challenge of creating an innovative smart app for the Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab with incredible prizes on offer for winners. The worldwide Samsung Smart App Challenge 2012 offers a total prize fund of $4.08 million in cash prizes to winning app developers as well as marketing support to promote the most innovative apps chosen throughout the content period. The total prize fund will be divided amongst 80 winning apps in a variety of categories, including best game and best use of the Samsung S Pen in app development. The S Pen is an advanced pen-input technology used on the Samsung Galaxy Note, making it easy to create and consume more content whilst on the go. All developers need to do to take part is register on the dedicated web site and, once developed, make their app available for download on the Samsung app store. Winners are judged by number of downloads, and for the S Pen category, put to a panel of specialist judges who will select the winners. Simon Stanford, Vice President, Telecommunications and Networks, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “At Samsung we want to provide opportunities and support for the development of innovative apps that make use of our hardware technology. The Samsung Smart App Challenge 2012 is a real opportunity for both established and budding app developers to secure funding and marketing support. It’s an exciting project and we’re looking forward to seeing what these developers create.”

Full terms and conditions are available on the web site:


Source : Samsung