Google has just announced the winners of the Android Developer Challenge 2 (or ADC2) that'll surely bring a lot of great applications to the limelight. They've announced three winners in each of the ten categories and three overall winners. Cash prizes were given out to the winners and we're hoping that developer challenges like these will continue to spur Android app development.

The three overall winners were SweetDreams, What the Doodle!?, and WaveSecure. SweetDreams is an app that allows you to change phone settings to avoid late night calls. You can also conserve battery by having SweetDreams automatically shut off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc. What the Doodle!? is a real time online multiplayer game where one player draws out a given phrase and others try to guess it. And finally, WaveSecure is a security solution that protects your device, data and privacy.

The full list of winners is available after the break and more information on all the winning applications can be found here.

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Overall winners:

  • SweetDreams
  • What the Doodle!?
  • WaveSecure

Education/Reference Winners:

  • Plink Art
  • Word Puzzle
  • Celeste

Entertainment Winners:

  • A World of Photo
  • SongDNA
  • Solo

Games: Arcade/Action Winners:

  • Speed Forge 3D
  • Graviturn
  • Moto X Mayhem

Games: Casual/Puzzle Winners:

  • What the Doodle!?
  • Totemo
  • Mazeness

Lifestyle Winners:

  • SweetDreams
  • SpecTrek
  • FoxyRing

Media Winners:

  • Buzz Deck
  • SPB TV
  • FxCamera

Productivity/Tools Winners:

  • WaveSecure
  • Hoccer
  • Tasker

Social Networking Winners:

  • Ce:real – Everyday trends
  • SocialMuse
  • SpotMessage

Travel Winners:

  • Trip Journal
  • iNap: Arrival Alert
  • Car Locator

Misc Winners:

  • Rhythm Guitar
  • Andrometer
  • Calton Hill GPSCaddy

 
There are 14 comments

Dustin says:

Any reason Tasker can't be found on in the app store? It sounds like a decent idea.

Anonymous says:

Anyone able to find SweetDreams on the market? Been searching by no luck

lulz says:

I'm really, really surprised not to see the Grooveshark android app in the winners list...

something smells bad here...

Irfan says:

Regular GPS will give you precision to within a few feet...

N ick-Nick says:

I thought that 'Car Locator' was a good idea, but look at the picture (http://www.androidfreeware.net/download-car-locator-free.html?dsq=244344...).
Do I have to leave my car that far to be able to find it? Usually the problem occurs at the parking near the mall, so it's within 1 km range. I doubt that this app will help me there, - regular GPS just does not give that precision!

Irfan says:

Regular GPS will give you precision to within a few feet...

PP says:

I am looking for sweetdreams too. Not in the market here in the Netherlands

DaveyJJ says:

Any reason why the Tasker icon isn't respecting Apple's copyrights? How soon will they get a letter from Apple's legal folks, I wonder?

Edward says:

@lulz The map will zoom to the appropriate zoom level that will best help you find your car. Plus, the radar view will point in the *direction* of you car. The only reason the map is zoomed out so far is because whoever made that screenshow hasn't saved the car's location.

I'm the creator of car locator and that is *not* the screenshot that is on the android market.

DCX2 says:

I, too, come in search of the elusive program "Tasker". I have found a website that looks appropriate, but it has no option to download it...not even an apk.

http://tasker.dinglisch.net/main.html

Anonymous says:

I too am looking for Tasker. The competition should have a link to the app so you can get it if you want it. Don't have time to keep looking. Google needs to provide this information.

Anonymous says:

I too am looking for Tasker. The competition should have a link to the app so you can get it if you want it. Don't have time to keep looking. Google needs to provide this information.

usb speicher says:

Hi,
I was keeping high hopes for the games but they are totally disappointing, the cheapest iphone games out there are a lot better than these.
And the apps, nothing revolutionizing, some of them are not bad but not great to win such an award.
usb speicher

cheewee#AC says:

Hi all,
We are happy that WaveSecure (www.wavesecure.com) was one of the overall winners and the top productivity app in the recently concluded Android Developer Challenge 2 (ADC2)!

As a giveback to Android users support that made our ADC win possible, we are offering an unlimited free lifetime account for Android users. Just download WaveSecure from Android Market before 31st Jan 2010 and you will be able to enjoy a free WaveSecure account for as long as you use that Android device.

It’s our way of saying thank you. Do spread the word so other Android users can benefit from it too!

Lastly, it will be awesome if you can join us on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/wavesecure .

Thanks,
cheewee
Team WaveSecure