With Sprint (NYSE:S) continuing to roll out its 4G WiMAX network across the U.S., the operator launched its first Sprint 4G App Challenge, calling on developers to create applications that leverage next-generation data speeds as well as the unique features of smartphones like the Android-based HTC Evo 4G and Samsung Epic 4G. Sprint is accepting submissions now through Nov. 5, and will recognize the most impressive entry in each of five categories: Entertainment, Gaming, Productivity, Social Networking and Multimedia. Submissions will be judged based on four criteria--creativity, intuitive navigation, functionality and design--and winners in each category will walk off with a $50,000 grand prize, an HTC Evo 4G with one year of Sprint service and a one-year membership to the Sprint Professional Developer Program (including 250 hours in the Virtual Developer Lab).
Sprint recommends that developers learn more about building 4G applications by checking out the Sprint Applications Developer Program website, which includes resources on developing for an Android handset and maximizing the Sprint 4G network as well as the HTC EVO 4G and Samsung Epic 4G's hardware and software capabilities. Sprint adds that developers who submit 4G App Challenge submissions by Oct. 20 will be eligible to receive one free admission to this year's Sprint Developer Conference, taking place Oct. 26-28 in Santa Clara, Calif.
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