Smart App Challenge $800,000 in prizes for Chord SDK

Samsung Developers wants to help developers like you build the best appsfor the world’s greatest devices! You’re invited you to an Android hackathon where you can win prizes, get training, conspire with your fellow developers, and get valuable feedback. The focus will be on using Samsung Chord for networked applications as well as new developer concepts. We will also offer prizes for partner integrations.

  • Win (2) Samsung S4 phones from Immersion for Haptics integration
  • Win (1) Note 8 from Immersion for Haptics integration
  • Win (2) Spheros from PayPal for API integration
  • Best app using Samsung Chord and Haptics:  Samsung Galaxy S4 (for developers who register for the Samsung Smart App Challenge).  
  • 1st place, best app with haptics:  Samsung Galaxy S4
    • Runner-up, best app with haptics:  Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tablet
    • Tickets to the Samsung Developers Conference

See sponsor booths for more details and information.

Saturday, August 17, 2013
8:00AM Doors Open to Sponsors
9:00AM Doors Open to Attendees
10:30AM Sponsor Talks and Team Pitches
12:00PM The Hackathon Begins!
7:00PM Dinner

Sunday, August 18, 2013

8:00AM Breakfast
12:00PM Lunch
1:00PM Hackathon Ends / Submissions Due on Challenge Post
2:00PM Demos Begin
5:00PM Winners are Announced!


View full rules


Must integrate Chord SDK and register at to qualify for $800,000 in prizes.



  • Build any Android App! 
  • Any Android App is eligible, must integrate Chord SDK.


Bob Heubel

Bob Heubel

Nelson To

Nelson To
SV Android

Praveen Alavilli

Praveen Alavilli

Kevin Nilson

Kevin Nilson

Greg Lindahl

Greg Lindahl
CTO of Blekko

David Cao

David Cao

Mario Tapia

Mario Tapia
Director Mobile Monday

Judging Criteria

  • Uniqueness
  • Commercial Potential
  • Functionality
  • Usability
  • Design