Users get to download, rank, and rate specific, but random, applications submitted to the challenge by, what else, but an Android application! This round will result in 200 finalists: twenty in each of the ten categories. The second round will be rated with Google-selected judges, as before, but their ratings will only count for 55% of the total score, with the other 45% coming from the community ratings. Three winners from each category will be chosen to win $100k, $50k, and $25k US dollar prizes. From all of the entries, overall winners (best of all entries, regardless of category) will be awarded an additional $150k, $50k, and $25k.
Finally, Google has provided a little teaser to encourage developers to go to their events:
attendees of selected developer events will be provided with devices intended for use in developing submissions for ADC 2The categories for this challenge include the following:
- Games: Casual/Puzzle
- Games: Arcade/Action
- Social Networking