Samsung Electronics announced that it will be holding a worldwide app challenge for Gear 2 app developers, “Samsung Gear App Challenge”, to support the wearable app market.
The challenge will be the third in the series of “Samsung Smart App Challenges” and is part of Samsung’s plan to continuously innovate the wearable app industry.
After unveiling the Samsung Gear 2 for the first time in February, Samsung distributed a software development kit (SDK) for the Gear 2 to developers free of charge. Developers can apply for the challenge by registering apps developed with the SDK on Samsung Apps from 8th May.
The prizes for the challenge amounts to over $1.25m, including a $100,000 cash prize which will be awarded to the first place winner.
“This challenge marks the beginning of Samsung’s plan to boost the app ecosystem for the recently unveiled Samsung Gear 2. Samsung will continue to play its part in the wearable market through offering a wide array of outstanding SDKs to app developers.” said Won-Pyo Hong, President of Samsung Electronics Media Solution Center.
For more information on app development for the Samsung Gear and related events, visit the Samsung Developer Site:http://developer.samsung.com/wearables/