Over the past few weeks it was rumoured that the Tizen operating system which is open source and backed by Samsung and Intel had come to the end of its development life and was dead.
However yesterday Intel issued a statement regarding the Tizen open source operating system explaining that it was still alive and under development. Following on from this statement today Samsung and Intel, have announced the launch of Tizen App Challenge which is offering app developers a prize fund of over $4 million.
The new Tizen App Challenge total prize money of $4.04 million will be awarded to more than 50 developers, with Tizen apps being judged across 9 different categories in total, providing plenty of scope for developer imagination and ingenuity. The TNW website explains:
“The winning of entry within each of the three gaming categories will take home $200,000, with $100,000 and $40,000 on offer for the two runners-up. The prizes for regular apps — which are ordered in six categories — are slightly lower, at $120,000, $60,000 and $30,000. Tizen is also encouraging HTML5 development and the developers of the top ten Web apps will each get $50,000.”
For more information on the new Tizen App Challenge and to enter jump over to the Tizen website for details.