Wednesday, February 11, 2009

AT&T Offers Cash Prizes for Best Mobile Apps

AT&T will award a total of $70,000 in cash prizes for its Fast-Pitch Platinum Awards contest for the most innovative mobile applications. The contest will be held in conjunction with CTIA Wireless 2009 in Las Vegas on April 1-2. The contest, in its fourth year, is hosted by devCentral, AT&T's official resource for development. Developers of the best applications, content and enterprise solutions will be rewarded with cash prizes, given the opportunity to go to market with AT&T and earn the coveted title of 2009 Fast-Pitch Platinum Award winner. The prizes include $25,000 and inclusion in an AT&T distribution channel for first-place winners in the consumer and enterprise categories. Two runners-up in each of those categories will win $5,000.

"Openness is about offering all of our customers great choices in applications, devices, operating systems and much more," said Mark Collins, vice president-Voice and Data Products, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "The Fast-Pitch contest helps us identify and encourage the best of our country's creative technical talent, so we can rapidly deliver the benefits of that creativity to our customers."

AT&T also offers a Wireless Reference Architecture Guide to help developers create wireless applications. The guide -- which can be accessed online at AT&T's developer portal, devCentral -- includes a wealth of information on all aspects of wireless technology, from operating systems to application life-cycle management. With 10 sections, the guide provides developers with information on topics such as wireless network security, wireless network technology and emerging trends, wireless gateways, and the wireless application protocol (WAP) environment.

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