Great news for Android developers!! Here’s a chance for you and your experiment to go to Google I/O 2016!!!
Android has announced the Android Experiments I/O Challenge. Starting from now through April 13, developers can enter by submitting their experiments to the Android Experiments website. The top three winners of the contest will win a trip to this year’s Google I/O, while five runners-up will get a new Nexus 6P smartphone.
Gearing up for the challenge? here are few tips before you embark on your project. According to the Android experiments website, what makes a good Android Experiment is that which utilizes the unique capabilities of the Android platform in an innovative way. Here are suggestions:
- Creative/innovative uses of Android’s new or distinctive features
- Projects that explore how we interact with our devices, in small and big ways.
- Unique and extraordinary visual aesthetics.
- Open source projects that can inspire other developers.
- Surprise us – we want to see the amazing things you’re cooking up.”
Google I/O is an annual software developer-focused conference held by Google in San Francisco, California. Google I/O features highly technical, in-depth sessions focused on building web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies such as Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more. Google I/O was started in 2008. The “I” and “O” stand for input/output, and “Innovation in the Open”. The format of the event is similar to that of the Google Developer Day.