Applications can be submitted in five categories – Connect, Entertain, Guide, Save Time, and Enhance Living – each of which highlights the wide range of activities, information, entertainment and other cool things developers can bring to mobile phones. Verizon encourages developers who have been creating apps for other platforms such as Java, BREW, Android, Windows Mobile and others to enter the Apply Your Ideas contest. Applications must be new to the BlackBerry® wireless platform and work on BlackBerry® Storm™ smartphones to be eligible to win.
The Grand Prize winner, to be selected by a panel of judges, will take home $50,000; 200 percent of the application’s revenue for a year (to a maximum of actual revenue plus $100,000); and a featured spot at the launch of the Verizon V CAST Apps storefront, among other prizes.
Information on the contest, including the updated contest rules, is available at www.applyyourideas.com. Information about the Verizon Developer Community is available at http://developer.verizon.com.