Google has announced the Android Developer Challenge, with $10 million up for grabs.
The search company will award cash prizes ranging from $25,000 to $275,000 to developers whose apps are picked by a panel of judges. The challenge is designed to support the launch of the open mobile Android platform unveiled by Google last week.
"We've built some interesting applications for Android but the best applications are not here yet and that's because they're going to be written by developers," said Sergey Brin, president of Google. "We'd like to reward these developers and recognise them as much as possible."