It looks like even carriers are starting to get in on the Android app frenzy. With a recent drop in prices of both of their Android handsets and a new contest in the works, it looks like Rogers Wireless of Canada may be trying to give its Android handsets a boost in the face of stiff competition from RIM and the iPhone.
The contest, which starts today and continues for the next five weeks, uses Facebook as a format for users to make suggestions for a “truly made-in-Canada app” idea. This marks one of the first examples of serious carrier involvement in the development of a platform like Android sans its own interests at heart (mostly), and its hopefully a trend we will see continue in the future.
Think you’ve got an amazing idea for an Android Market app? We are giving you the chance to join this revolution by submitting your application idea. Each week for 5 weeks the entrant whose submission receives the most votes will win an HTC Dream or HTC Magic (as selected by Rogers) and be a finalist for a chance to win the grand prize.
The grand prize winner will get to see his/her revolutionary Android Market app built and become a reality!