Samsung invites software developers to create S Pen-integrated apps for Galaxy Note using the S Pen SDK. Winners will receive $205,000 in cash and prizes as well as promotional exposure and recognition in Samsung digital social media. Prizes will be awarded for the best overall apps and for category honorable mention awards in games, media, sports, social, lifestyle, travel, education, productivity, entertainment, and other.
Developers must use the Samsung S Pen SDK library to integrate S Pen functionality into a new or existing Android application that runs on Galaxy Note. Apps will be evaluated based on the overall user experience of the app on Galaxy Note, the quality of the idea, and the functional implementation, including S Pen integration. Developers retain ownership of their applications and may charge for them or provide them for free. When uploading apps to Google Play, developers are encouraged to include "Made for S Pen Galaxy Note" in the description of the app and to uncheck the box that says "All Devices."
The challenge is open to individuals and teams of individuals who are residents of the 50 United States and it territories, as well as organizations domiciled in the 50 United States and its territories.