Qualcomm Issues Peer-2-Peer App Challenge

There’s nothing like a good challenge to motivate the mobile app developer community.

At least that’s behind the thinking at Qualcomm. On Tuesday, the company kicked off the 2012 AllJoyn Peer-2-Peer App Challenge for developers.

Qualcomm invites app developers to submit innovative, original apps using AllJoyn, Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. (QuIC)’s open-source, application development framework that is designed to enable proximity-based device-to-device communication.

According to details made public today, the developers of the winning apps will compete for total cash and prizes worth more than $170,000.

Contest categories include: best overall app, best educational app, best gaming app and best social app, as well as awards for best multiscreen experience and people’s choice awards.

The 2012 AllJoyn Peer-2-Peer App Challenge is open to developers across China, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom and the United States.

Liat Ben-Zur, senior director of software strategy and business development for Qualcomm, says “the possibilities are endless and we are excited to see what type of creative and unique apps come out of the challenge.”

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