AllJoyn Peer-2-Peer App Challenge – Meet the Judges

Tuesday 11/13/12 07:27am
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Posted By Adam Riggs-Zeigen
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Compete for $170,000 in prizes, for your Android apps using AllJoyn, in the AllJoyn Peer-2-Peer App Challenge.
We’re past the halfway mark in the AllJoyn™ Peer-2-Peer App Challenge. The deadline to submit your app is December 27, 2012. There is $170,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs, so get moving!

I’m excited to introduce our panel of 5 judges. They will be looking for the best Android games, educational and social apps, based on the contest judging criteria, using the AllJoyn SDK from Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. Without further ado, meet our judges:

  • Stormy Beach is senior editor at the developer-focused blog AndroidSPIN.com, where he covers news, hacks, mods and apps. During his five years at T-Mobile, he was the go-to guy for Android phones and training.
  • Liat Ben-Zur leads the Qualcomm Mobile & Computing (QMC) ecosystem team and helps define our software strategy. She works with Qualcomm’s developer community and with OEM customers.
  • Omar Javaid, managing director and SVP at BBO Global, advises executives at media and telecom companies on transformational products and trends. Prior to BBO, he was VP Product Management of Emerging Technologies at Motorola Mobility, where he was part of the executive team that lead the successful turn-around of Motorola, culminating in the $12.5B acquisition by Google.
  • Nicole Scott, co-founder of Mobile Geeks, has been a journalist, idea engine and woman of the tech world since 2006. For Wireless Planet, she wrote product reviews with gadget tips for consumers and editorials on trends for industry insiders.
  • Taylor Wimberly founded Android and Me in 2009 and intends for it to be the biggest Android blog on the Web, filled with news, product reviews and industry trends.

If you need some ideas to get you thinking outside of the box, read Liat Ben-Zur’s latest post, How You Can Rock the AllJoyn App Challenge. She gives you some ideas on how you can use AllJoyn that we’ve never seen before.

You’ll find the AllJoyn SDK software, documentation, API reference and build environment on the Current AllJoyn Release page.

Be sure to read the official contest rules before you get started. I want to help you take your best shot at a piece of the contest. Send me your ideas and questions in the comments below and I’ll get back to you right away.