Tick Tock, Developers: One Month Remaining To Enter The VDC Power Your App Contest

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — With one month remaining to submit entries, Verizon Wireless encourages mobile applications developers to enter the Verizon Developer Community (VDC) Power Your App contest. Developers can visit the Power Your App contest website (http://www.poweryourappcontest.com/) to enter their most innovative, consumer-friendly and business-savvy apps in the contest by Dec. 17, 2010.

The Grand Prize winner will be chosen by Verizon Wireless customers and will take home $50,000; earn 200 percent of the application’s revenue for a year (to a maximum of actual revenue plus $100,000); have their winning app featured in V CAST Apps for eight weeks; and join the VDC at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

To determine this year’s categories, wireless customers were surveyed on the kinds of applications they find most appealing and which applications they would be most likely to purchase and use. Based on those results, the categories are:

  • Connections – social networking, instant messaging, personalization
  • Entertainment – movies and TV, video
  • Lifestyle – shopping, fitness and health, travel and navigation
  • Business – productivity, utilities, money management
  • Information – education, news, weather, sports, leisure

VDC members will narrow down the submissions and select the semi-finalists, which will be posted on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, to the Power Your App contest website where online voting will also select the People’s Choice winner. Beginning Jan. 24, 2011, Verizon Wireless customers will be able to vote for the Grand Prize winner on their mobile phones using V CAST Apps. Verizon Wireless will announce the winners soon after the contest ends.

Applications entered in the contest must work on smartphones on either the Android or RIM platforms to be eligible to win. For an overview of the contest, a list of eligible devices, the full set of rules and an explanation of prizes, visit the Power Your App contest website. Developers must be part of the VDC to be eligible to enter the contest. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Must be legal, U.S. resident 18 years or older. Void outside the U.S. and where prohibited by law. Registration as well as the latest information on the VDC is available at http://developer.verizon.com.  

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