Motorola debuts widgets developer challenge

Motorola announced the launch of the MOTODEV Widget Developer Challenge, encouraging developers to capitalize on the efficient mobile web access and lightweight footprint inherent in the widget model. Timed to coincide with the release of the Moto VE66, the first Motorola mobile device equipped with a widgets framework, the MOTODEV Widget Developer Challenge is open to all members of Motorola's global MOTODEV developer and ISV program (free registration here) from now through Feb. 27, entrants may submit widgets in three main categories: Best Widget in Category, Best Local Content, and Best Use of APIs.

All widgets submitted will be considered for the grand prize and title of Best Overall Widget, with judges evaluating submissions based on uniqueness, effective use of the platform, harmony of design, indispensability and applicability. Motorola will announce the category winners in the spring of 2009--each category grand prize winner and first and second runner-up will earn a cash prize, recognition at CTIA Wireless 2009 and a briefcase full of Motorola handsets and accessories. To learn more about submitting a widget for consideration or the official MOTODEV Widget Developer Challenge rules, click here.

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