Today Samsung has officially announced the opening of Smart App challenge 2013 contest for Android app developers. With the contest, this year the company is looking for the best GALAXY S4 apps that make use of the Samsung Chord SDK. The developers can submit their entry between June 20 – August 31, 2013. The result will be announced in December this year and 10 winning entries will receive $800,000 in total prizes and be eligible for investment evalutation from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation as well as multiple marketing promotion.

Samsung's Smart app Challenge

Samsung’s Smart app Challenge

Announcing the opening, Samsung noted in a blog post:

Contest entrants will be one category. “Smart Chord Apps,” which can be used for development of ‘Group Play’ service on Galaxy S4, a panel of judges will decide the winning entries, which will consist of 10 innovative applications which use group management functionality in interesting and experiential ways. The applicants have to use “Samsung Chord SDK” which helps developers create a group with multi-devices in real-time, automatically, requiring no manual processing of devices which join or leave the group.

So if you too are a Android app developer, quickly navigate to the contest site to know more details regarding the eligibility criteria and basic requirements. You can also find more details about the company’s Smart Chord SDK at this link.