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US$1m to be Won in Palm’s Hot Apps Competition

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SUNNYVALE , USA – In a move that is sure to engage developers in Palm’s WebOS platform, the manufacturer is offering cash prizes worth US$1 million to competition winners across several categories.

The Palm Hot Apps program will reward developers of the hottest webOS applications with a total of US$1 million. The top rewards of US$100 000 will go to developers in the following manner: the developer of the free webOS application that is downloaded the most between February 1, 2010, and May 31, 2010 will receive US$100 000; while the developer of the paid-for webOS app that generates the most revenue during the same period will also receive US$100 000.

    Developers of other top free and paid apps will also receive cash awards, as follows: the next 20 apps in each category earns US$10 000 each; and the next 200 apps in each category will win US$1 000 each

    The apps must be developed using the Palm webOS SDK or the Ares IDE. Since the Palm webOS Plug-in Development Kit is not widely available, applications utilizing this development kit or any APIs not in the Palm webOS SDK are ineligible.

    Further, apps must be available for download through an official Palm webOS distribution program (App Catalog Distribution, Web Distribution, or Beta Distribution). Apps distributed through non-Palm methods do not qualify.

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    By , International Correspondent on Feb 5th, 2010 GMT +2

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