AT&T announced its fourth annual Fast-Pitch Platinum Awards mobile developer contest will take place at CTIA Wireless 2009 in Las Vegas on April 1 and 2. Hosted by devCentral, AT&T's official resource for development, the Fast-Pitch Platinum Awards competition seeks to identify and reward innovation in wireless development--the operator will award $70,000 in total cash prizes, with first-place winners in the consumer and enterprise categories receiving $25,000 and inclusion in an AT&T distribution channel. Two runners-up in each of those categories will win $5,000.
AT&T will accept submissions for the Fast-Pitch Platinum Awards until midnight PST on March 10--developers can enter only one contest category here. An AT&T representative will contact presenters in mid-March to schedule Fast-Pitch meetings--presenters will have five minutes at CTIA to pitch their applications to a consumer panel of judges and 10 minutes to win over an enterprise panel of judges. All content and apps must be presented on a working handset. Developers seeking additional information on AT&T's operating systems, application life-cycle management and related subjects are recommended to check out the operator's Wireless Reference Architecture Guide, available at the devCentral portal here.
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