Verizon Launches Contest For Devs

Verizon Wireless is inviting mobile application developers to enter its Verizon Developer Community (VDC) Power Your App contest.

Developers can visit the Power Your App contest website ( to enter their most innovative, consumer-friendly and business-savvy apps in the contest by Dec. 17, 2010.

The Grand Prize winner will be chosen by Verizon Wireless customers and will take home $50,000; earn 200 percent of the application’s revenue for a year (to a maximum of actual revenue plus $100,000); have their winning app featured in V CAST Apps for eight weeks; and join the VDC at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

VDC members will narrow down the submissions and select the semi-finalists, which will be posted on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, to the Power Your App contest website where online voting will also select the People’s Choice winner.  Beginning Jan. 24, 2011, Verizon Wireless customers will be able to vote for the Grand Prize winner on their mobile phones using V CAST Apps.  Verizon Wireless will announce the winners soon after the contest ends.

Applications entered in the contest must work on smartphones on either the Android or RIM platforms to be eligible to win.

By Mike Sachoff

Mike is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest ebusiness news.

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