Samsung to give $10,000 to top Tizen app developers from March to November 2017

Samsung Electronics has announced the launch of the Tizen Mobile App Incentive Program, the firm’s first initiative to support Tizen’s global developer community and expand its mobile app ecosystem. Developers are invited to submit Tizen mobile apps for an opportunity to win US $10,000 or more.

“As a committed leader of the Tizen platform, we strive to further benefit, expand upon and evolve the Tizen ecosystem,” said Woncheol Chai, VP of Global Product Management, Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “We’re excited to launch this new incentive program to help develop and bring the best of mobile apps to the Tizen community as well as provide customers with a better mobile experience.”

The new program will run from February through October 2017, and developers who create mobile apps for Tizen, such as gaming, social and lifestyle apps, are eligible to apply. Every month, each of the top 100 developers of apps downloaded from the Tizen store and pre-registered to participate in the Tizen Mobile App Incentive Program will win US $10,000 (however, when 2 apps reach the exact same number of downloads, the earlier registered app will receive the US $10,000 prize).

Apps already available in the Tizen store, as well as new apps, can be entered to win. All developers must do is ensure they register their apps for participation. Individuals can begin applying to participate in January 2017. The winners will be notified on the 10th of each month starting on March 10, 2017 and ending on November 10, 2017.

The announcement was shared at the recent NASSCOM Game Developers Conference, India’s largest confluence of game developers.

Tizen developers can also monetize their apps through mobile advertisements with the InMobi Ad Software Development Kit (SDK). Developers can learn more and download the SDK at . 

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