Samsung courts GS4 app development with Smart App Challenge 2013

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The Galaxy S 4 is all about software. Some of us are less taken with Samsung’s effort than others, but it’s nonetheless clear that the company focused on creating a feature-packed experience for its users. It looks like Samsung is just as interested at keeping the flow of software coming that really highlights the GS4’s capabilities, and to that end Samsung has announced its Smart App Challenge 2013, with $800,000 in prize money to be distributed.

For this competition, Samsung wants apps to really show off its Samsung Chord SDK. Chord lets devices that are in close proximity discover each other, creating the framework for features like Group Play, or allowing for quick-and-easy multi-device gaming.

The Challenge runs through the end of August, and after entries are weighed over the course of the fall, the winners will be revealed this December. Ten developers will take home cash prizes, with $200,000 for the top spot.

Not bad, Samsung, but why stop with Chord? Let’s see what else developers can find to do with that more-than-capable GS4 hardware.

Source: Samsung
Via: IntoMobile

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