That’s right app fans, the Palm Hot Apps Leaderboard is back, only this time the million dollars is just for PDK apps. All those rad 3D games, crazy special effects, and essential beer simulators are at your finger tips on the webOS.
Oh yeah, and this time we added an extra tier at $50,000, and the bottom tier has the option of $1,000 credit at HP.com or a brand new HP ENVY 17 premium laptop.
The competition runs until September 30th, and as you can see there’s still plenty of space in the free column for you to earn a big bonus. And don’t think this is just for the big guys. In the paid catalog small game developer DVide Arts has just released Crusade of Destiny, the first 3D RPG for webos, and it’s already shot up to the # 2 spot. It’s definitely not too late to win. Good apps move fast through the rankings.
You can always find the leaderboard at http://palmhotapps.com/. We plan to update it every day, and just to make sure you can keep on top of it we’ve created a Twitter account specifically for the competition. Follow @palmhotapps to always have the latest Hot Apps news.
A quick summary of the rules. This competition is just for apps built with the Plugin Development Kit (PDK), an easy to use C/C++ toolkit for building webOS plugins and apps. The competition ends September 30th, and the app must be available in the catalog by then. The competition only counts sales after July 15th on devices running 1.4.5 or higher to give all developers a level playing field.
As before, Palm and HP employees are excluded, and you can only win once in the 100k and 50k tiers. See thefull rules for more details.