Google has contacted the Round 1 winners of the Android Developer Challenge and here are the results. Listed are 46 of the 50 Winners… the remaining 4 opted not to disclose their project!
- AndroidScan – Use your phone to scan a barcode, get pricing information from dozens of stores, product reviews and more. Never make a bad purchase again! (by Jeffrey Sharkey)
- Beetaun – Social network around geographical content created by people and for people (from your neighborhood, from your city, from your country, from all over the world). By Sergey Gritsyuk and Dmitri Shipilov
- BioWallet – A biometric authentication system for Android. This application features iris recognition and can act as a password safe and provide single sign-on for other Android apps. Jose Luis Huertas Fernandez
- BreadCrumbz -Navigate your route using pictures instead of a map (there’s also a map, if you like). Easily record routes using your smartphone. Share them with your friends, share them with the world. By Amos Yoffe
- CallACab – Konrad Huebner and Henning Boeger
- City Slikkers – a Pervasive Game (alternatively Location Based Game) which takes place in the real-existing city. It is designed to connect a large number of players through-out the world and change the way the surroundings are seen. The central idea behind the concept is to give people the opportunity to symbolically interfere with the everyday urban environment and come into contact with previously unknown people. By PoroCity Media and Virtual Logic Systems.
- Commandro – Commandro shows where are your friends REALLY are and what they’re doing at the moment. Using GPS location information, it will display 100% true real-life event and location information with regards to you and your friends. By Alex Pisarev, Andrey Tapekha.
- Cooking Capsules -Simply “watch” a very short cooking show, “shop” with the grocery list, and “make” using the handy step-by-step recipe directions. If you are out of your usual neighborhood you can use the ‘find nearest market’ gps feature. If your friend is stopping at the market, simply hit the ‘send to friend’ button to text your list to them. By Mary Ann Cotter and Muthuselvam Ramadoss
- Diggin – Daniel Johansson, Aramis Waernbaum, Andreas Hedin
- Dyno – Virachat Boondharigaputra
- e-ventr – The domain is password protected, but a Whois Lookup shows it is owned by the developer named by Google. By Michael Zitzelsberger.
- Eco2go – Reduce your carbon footprint. Eco2go finds and suggests public transit alternatives for your trips – right on your phone. By Taneem Talukdar, Gary Pong, Jeff Kao and Robert Lam
- Em-Radar – Em-Radar is a revolutionary mobile product that alerts you about emergencies and severe weather anywhere, any time. By Jack Kwok.
- fingerprint – Robert Mickle
- FreeFamilyWatch – Navee Technologies LLC
- goCart – Rylan Barnes
- GolfPlay – give support to all the real time necessities of a golf player during a game, using GPS location and an online querying site where it is possible to access to their game statistics, tournament creation and a social network to exchange impressions with other users about the sport that links them: golf. By Inizziativa Networks
- gWalk – Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus ten Hagen, Christian Klinger, Marko Modsching, Rene Scholze
- HandWx – Delivers 7-Day weather forecasts to your phone. By Weathertop Consulting LLC.
- IMEasy – Yan Shi
- Jigsaw – Mikhail Ksenzov
- JOYity – Coming soon. By Zelfi AG.
- LifeAware – Mobile Tracking Service formed to help people be aware of where their friends and family are. A quick search on the Internet shows that approximately 700,000 children are classified as missing annually. The intent of Life Aware is to help you be aware of where you family and friends are. Gregory Moore, Aaron L. Obrien, Jawad Akhtar
- Locale – Locale is one of 7 Android applications submitted by MIT students. It enables you to set up location- and time-based profiles for your phone, so you can make it shut up when you’re at work, forward calls to your landline when you’re at home. Clare Bayley, Christina Wright, Jasper Lin, Carter Jernigan.
- LReady Emergency Manager – A quick Whois Lookup shows the domain is owned by Chris Hulls, named by Google as a developer of LReady. By Chris Hulls, Dilpreet Singh, Luis Carvalho, Phuong Nguyen.
- Marvin – Marvin allows you to publish and browse geo-localized objects around you. Objects can be static or move by themselves and follow you. You publish and browse where you are, based on your current location or where you virtually are on the map. By Pontier Laurent.
- Mobeedo – Mobile Search. By Sengaro GmbH.
- Multiple Facets Instant Messenger – A Whois Lookup shows the website is owned by Virgil Dobjanschi who is named by Google as the creator of this application. By Virgil Dobjanschi.
- MyCloset – Mamoru Tokashiki
- PedNav – an application that helps you plan your activities efficiently when moving around and interacting with an urban environment. Like a good personal assistant, PedNav first inquires about your general plans for the day. By RouteMe2 Technologies Inc.
- Phonebook 2.0 – Coming soon. By Voxmobili.
- PicSay – Eric Wijngaard
- PiggyBack – Christophe Petit and Sebastien Petit
- Pocket Journey – connects your location to the voices of a global community of artists, historians, architects, musician, comedians, and others so you can quickly know everything about anywhere. By Anthony Stevens and Rosie Pongracz.
- Rayfarla – Rayfarla turns your phone into a musical instrument as well as providing a variety of mini games that are music related. I’m not saying too much about Rayfarla at the moment as I’m now in competition with 49 other semifinalists but suffice to say there will be some interesting twists when it is finally released on hardware. By Stephen Oldmeadow.
- Safety Net – Michael DeJadon
- SocialMonster – Ben Siu-Lung Hui and Tommy Ng
- SplashPlay – SplashPlay offers the next generation in musical tuition and learning to play the guitar just got a whole lot easier. Simply attach the pod and light panel to your guitar and start strumming to your favourite songs in minutes. Songs are sent to the pod from a mobile phone or computer using a USB or Bluetooth connection, giving total portability. Other features include a guitar tuner, guitar metronome and a hands free, Bluetooth foot pedal. The product will provide an easy, portable and fun method of learning music.
- Sustain- Keeping Your Social Network Alive – Niraj Swami
- SynchroSpot – Shaun Terry
- Talkplay – Sung Suh Park
- Teradesk – José Augusto Athayde Ferrarini
- The Weather Channel for Android – The Weather Channel Interactive Inc.
- TuneWiki – Our goal is to have the lyrics always on, always available, always synchronized to music – on any device that can play music back and connect to the internet. By TuneWiki Inc.
- Wikitude-the Mobile Travel Guide – Find points of interest based on your current location. By Philipp Breuss.
- Writing Pad – ShapeWriter is an innovative, original, fun, and highly efficient method of entering text into touch screen mobile phones. ShapeWriter lets the user to simply draw a continuous stroke from letter to letter on a soft keyboard and lift to complete the word. The resulting trace is recognized as the intended word. For example: to write the word “fun”, land the pen (or mouse cursor) on the F key, drag to the U key, continue to the N key and lift up the pen. ShapeWriter recognizes the curso trace F-U-N as the word “fun”.By ShapeWriter Inc.
[List via Google’s ADC Blog]
Winners: Congratulations! Others: Keep working hard… don’t give up!
Here is the e-mail that winners received:
During the past few weeks, 100+ judges around the world reviewed over
1,700 applications. They were extremely impressed with the diversity
and the large number of high quality entries submitted. We’re pleased
to inform you that your entry is among the top 50 submissions and that
you will be awarded $25,000 USD. Your application has demonstrated
originality, indispensability, intuitiveness, and good use of the
Android platform – which are all attributes that our judges looked for
while evaluating submissions to the challenge.
We’d like to bring a few items to your attention:
1. Due to the high quality of the submissions, many of the judges who
are also members of the Open Handset Alliance have shown interest in
contacting some of the participants regarding their applications to
explore further opportunities.
2. We would also like to publish a list of the Semifinalists and their
entries this coming Monday, 5/12. In particular, this would include
your name, a screenshot, and a short description about your
application. The description we’ll be including regarding your
application is attached to this email.
To protect your privacy, we will not publish or share your information
without your prior consent. If you are interested in having your
information published and/or being contacted by a judge for potential
further opportunities, please use the following form to give us your
You may also submit changes to the description of your entry at the
above location. The requirements for the description are: Description
(20 words max); Bullets (3 bullets, 46 words max); Tag line (10 words
max). You may change the screenshots later.
We need all responses to the above form submitted no later than 9a PDT
Monday, May 12.
3. If you happen to be in San Francisco, CA on May 28-29, we hope that
you’ll join us at Google I/O, Google’s largest developer event, where
we will be holding many technical sessions on Android and other
relevant technologies. We’re providing you with a complimentary pass
hoping that you’ll attend as our guest. Many Android team members will
be present and are looking forward to meeting you.
If you’re interested in attending Google I/O please fill in the
appropriate information in the above form and we’ll get you your
complimentary event pass.
We will be contacting you next week regarding the payment process and
next steps involving the final round of the challenge.
Congratulations and thank you again for participating in the
Android Developer Challenge Team
And here is the e-mail losers received:
During the past few weeks, 100+ judges around the world reviewed over 1,700 applications. They were extremely impressed with the diversity and the large number of high quality entries submitted. It is clear that the number of great applications far exceeds the 50 top scoring applications that will move on to the final round of the Android Developer Challenge.
We regret to inform you that your entry was not among the top 50 submissions. However, we’d like to bring a couple of interesting opportunities to your attention:
1. Due to the high quality of the submissions many of the judges who are also members of the Open Handset Alliance have showed interest in contacting some of the participants regarding their applications to explore further opportunities.
2. In the near future, we’ll be creating an Android Developer Challenge Gallery where you can showcase your application. We’ll be providing more details shortly on how you can participate in this gallery.
If you’re interested in either one of these opportunities, please fill out the following form:
As we’ve announced earlier, we’ll be running a second Android Developer Challenge later this year. This will give you another opportunity to showcase your application and compete for top prizes. We’ll be announcing the details of the second Android Developer Challenge in the near future.
If you happen to be in San Francisco, CA on May 28-29, we hope that you’ll join us at Google I/O, Google’s largest developer event, where we will be holding many technical sessions on Android and other relevant technologies. The team will be present there and is looking forward to meeting you.
Thank you again for participating in the challenge.
Android Developer Challenge Team
[EMail summaries via AndDev]