Google wants to see what developers can come up with in new and innovative software for the Android platform. It has announced a contest where entries submitted to the Android Experiment site will be judged by a panel of Google team members, and the top three winners will get a free trip to San Francisco to attend the 2016 Google I/O conference on May 18-20.
Android Central got to see some examples of the unique apps that developer have already submitted to Android Experiments in February at Mobile World Congress 2016. With the new Android Experiments I/O Challenge, those developers could get a lot more attention for their projects. Google says it is looking for a number of things from Android Experiments:
- Creative uses of Android's new or distinctive features
- Projects that explore how we interact with our devices, in small and big ways
- Unique visual aesthetics
- Projects that inspire other developers
- Surprise us - we want to see the amazing things you're cooking up
Developers have until April 13 to submit their entries into the Android Experiments I/O Challenge. In addition to the top three winners getting the Google I/O trip, five runner-ups will win a Nexus 6P, The contest itself is open worldwide except for a few countries (France, Italy, Quebec, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea and Sudan).