Awesome Apps wanted! Introducing the Dash App Contest.

by Team Sony 02/01/2011

Do you have an awesome idea for an app you think should be on the Sony Dash personal internet viewer? Come on, we know you have great ideas… and if you’re a Flash developer, here’s your chance to put it in action. Today we kick off the “Create a Dash App Contest” and we’re calling out to developers ready to turn your app building know how into an awesome application and maybe even some cool cash… the grand prize is $5000!
Here’s how the contest works. Visit the page to get the application and find out the rules. Every month starting today (2/1/2011) until the end of the contest (6/13/2011), we’ll award the most awesome app (see the official rules to know what constitutes awesome) $1000. At the end, all apps accepted in the entire contest will be eligible to win the grand prize for the best one, $5000!
Don’t have a Dash to develop on? Well, the first 200 developers to qualify will get a Sony Dash loaner to use for testing and developing their ideas. If 3 of your apps are accepted, you’ll get to keep the unit for yourself.

For those of you not familiar, the Dash runs Flash apps on the Linux based Chumby operating system. Popular apps give you “glanceable” information, like little bites of info you want to see without having to power up or navigate through a separate device. Current Dash owners can choose from 1000+ which include Netflix, Pandora, Slacker, YouTube and have access to Sony’s own Bravia Internet Video content.
If you’re looking for inspiration, I’d suggest a stop at where you’ll find an active and outspoken community of users and fans who will tell you what they love and what they want on the Sony Dash. And one last thing, good luck!

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  1. Arun Somesh wrote: February 1, 2011 9:25am


    1. Sukhjit wrote: February 1, 2011 2:15pm

      Sounds like you’re a dev. Hope you’ll be entering an app if that’s the case!

  2. Anonymous wrote: February 11, 2011 11:01pm


    1. Anonymous wrote: March 5, 2011 10:27am

      WOW! That is the BEST Idea I have ever heard for the Sony Dash… what makes it so confusing to do? SONY has the resources and know-how… what am I missing?? “Just Do It!” to coin a phrase…
      Sony INTERNET Browser… it’s not impossible?

  3. Anonymous wrote: February 13, 2011 9:18pm

    I own both the Sony Dash and the Sony Internet Google TV. Sony needs to make a remote control application for the Dash to control the Internet TV. I would also like to note than an app for android phones (to control the Google TV) is already out there, so Sony just needs to transfer that to a Dash version.

  4. Anonymous wrote: February 19, 2011 6:52am

    if you can recieve email why can you respond or write back?
    they should have the ability to make a battery pack to make
    this thing portable! needs more APPS that make this thing more
    useable on the road! A lot of their apps are useless to me!
    Sony products are the best technology has to offer.

  5. Anonymous wrote: March 6, 2011 5:06pm

    The dash sorely needs a web browser app. That would be the most useful and functional app possible.


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