Wednesday, 14 November 2007
$10 million from Google (but not for everyone!)
If you a good coder you can try the Android Developer Challenge:
Cool apps that surprise and delight mobile users, built by developers like you, will be a huge part of the Android vision. To support you in your efforts, Google has launched the Android Developer Challenge, which will provide $10 million in awards -- no strings attached -- for great mobile apps built on the Android platform.
But not everyone can try! We can read the FAQ:
Who's eligible to participate?
* The Android Developer Challenge is open to individuals, teams of individuals, and business entities. While we seek to make the Challenge open worldwide, we cannot open the Challenge to residents of Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan, and Myanmar (Burma) because of U.S. laws. In addition, the Challenge is not open to residents of Italy or Quebec because of local restrictions.
I understand Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan and Myanmar: they are seen as enemies of USA. But why Italy and Quebec? What kind of local restrictions are they talking about? Some people say it's because of tax percentage, but why should Google care about tax? Developers would pay taxes, not Google.