Mobigloo's action-puzzle game Abyss is the grand prize winner in Verizon Wireless' Apply Your Ideas developer contest, the operator announced. Exclusively designed for the BlackBerry Storm, Abyss exploits the smartphone's touchscreen and accelerometer as players rearrange colored pieces--the game earns Mobigloo $50,000 cash as well as 200 percent of revenues generated during its first 12 months of availability in Verizon's forthcoming V Cast Apps storefront, slated to go live in the fourth quarter.
Berrymad's Berryminder, which allows users to set alerts based on their GPS-determined location, is the winner of Apply Your Ideas' People's Choice category, earning $25,000 along with additional prizes. Apply Your Ideas also named the Kedlin Company's anti-spam app Call Control Lite winner of the Save Time category, with Movela's craigslist mobile taking top honors in the Enhance Living category and Vaayoo's eponymous social networking app winning in the Connect category. Each individual category winner takes home $10,000.
For more on the Apply Your Ideas results:
- watch this slideshow of winners
- check out the Verizon Developer Community website