Flash Cell Takes GetJar Developer Prize for Movie App
- Sunday, June 21st, 2009
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GetJar has unveiled Flash Cell as the winner of its $100,000 (60,000) Adobe Flash Mobile Developer Contest. The companys prize is $30,000 worth of premium placement for its app, Microfilm on GetJar, the worlds largest independent app store, which has over 450 million downloads to date.
The contest was launched on 16 February, 2009 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Sponsored by Adobe, GetJar, and Thumbplay, the challenge helps fuel the development of compelling mobile applications, working with the Adobe Flash Platform. Developers were encouraged to submit mobile applications in one of five categories: Lifestyle, Games, Infotainment, Social Networking and Sports.
Premium placement for the winners on GetJar means that the winning developers will have their applications placed in either the New & Cool, Featured or Recommended areas on GetJar.com and m.getjar.com for a duration equivalent to the value of their cash prize. With only about 100 total slots available per month, this gives each developer guaranteed visibility among the more than 45,000 apps on GetJar, which has over 10 million unique app-hungry consumers in 200 countries. Their apps will also be visible across all the channels GetJar works with, including stores on Opera Mini, 3UK, Virgin Mobile in France and Vodafone Ireland.
Premium visibility on GetJar gives the developers of these great new applications a quick and easy way for consumers to find and download their apps, says GetJar CEO, Ilja Laurs. We fully support the developer community and continually look for ways to partner with companies like Adobe to put great opportunities like this in front of the developers themselves.
The full list of winners and their apps is:
Grand Prize (Prize: $15,000) Microfilm by Flash Cell
Watch the latest film releases, book tickets, rent and buy DVDs – Find out what your friends are watching – Discover like minded neighbors – Browse through films using a tag cloud interface – Use genres and user generated tags to sort through films.
Infotainment Category ($15,000) – Microfilm by Flash Cell
Peoples Choice (Prize: A copy of Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection) Cubic Republic by IKS Mobile
Cubic Republic is a place of original and highly interactive quests. Intuitive game play makes it easy to grasp and simple to play. Multiplayer gaming on different devices lets the user engage anytime, anywhere.
Most Innovative ($10,000) Big Game Huntr by Mobile Radicals
A location-based hunting game populated by user generated content based around communities of players. The premise of the game is to allow users to generate their own communities of hunts and promote social networking.
Lifestyle Category ($15,000) Little Spender by Ribot
The aim is to enable even the most casual of Little Spenders to see where exactly their hard-earned cash goes every month. Along with a bit of fun and simplicity along the way, they'll hopefully save a little money too.
Games Category ($15,000) – Ficklebox by Bluesky North
Block matching puzzle with extra flash-enabled personality as the Blox come to life.
Make chains or groups of matching coloured blox to score points.
Social Networking Category ($15,000) Mr. Postman by Ian Moreira de Andrade.
Based on a timeline concept, Mr. Postman won't let you miss a tweet: access the most important features with a single click, keep up with your friends, celebs or news live updates and send yours. No mess. No crowded information.
Sports Category ($15,000) Golfbox by Little Big Ideas
A golfers management app. Book tee-times, invite friends to play, view leaderboards, track handicaps, read golf news and more for local Danish golf courses.
Theres information about the contest here.