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 Facebook.com/SonyDash 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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