Build a Palm app and win a 100,000 dollars

HP’s latest purchase, Palm is offering a million dollars (that’s around £630,000) prize fund and a top prize of $100,000 (£63,000) to a lucky developer who creates the best Palm webOS app.

The Palm Hot Apps Program will reward developers of the hottest PDK applications for webOS with a total of $1 million in cash and HP products. Contest runs from July 15th, 2010 through September 30th, 2010.

Category Free Apps Paid Apps
Criteria Rank on PDK Hot Apps Leaderboard (based on # downloads) Rank on PDK Hot Apps Leaderboard (based on revenue)
Top $100,000 $100,000
Next 4 $50,000 $50,000
Next 15 $10,000 $10,000
Next 50 $1,000 in store credit at OR an HP ENVY 17 $1,000 in store credit at OR an HP ENVY 17

To qualify for an award, your app – either free or paid – must be available to webOS users via Palm distribution programs by September 30, 2010. In addition, the following criteria apply:

  • The application must be developed using the Palm webOS Plug-in Development Kit (PDK).
  • Downloads and revenue count will begin July 15, 2010.
  • Apps must be available for download through an official Palm webOS distribution program (App Catalog Distribution, Web Distribution, or Beta Distribution).
  • Apps available for Pre and Pixi that are identical except for package ID will be counted as one app.
  • Apps developed by Palm employees or their direct relations are ineligible for awards.

For more details on the comp see the Palm site