September 30, 2014

ADC2 Results Going Out to Developers

adc2logoTwitter is, uhm, all atwitter with Android developers’ reports of receiving word from Google of how they did in the first round of the Android Developer Challenge 2.

You may recall that judging for the first round began in late September, and finished up on October 6.  Since then, it’s been stony silence, leading to speculation that the whole thing had been scrapped. Complicating matters, T-Mobile rolled out Android 1.6 right in the middle of first round judging, causing issues with users trying to evaluate ADC2 candidates written for 1.5 (per the contests requirements).

But with results from the first round going out by email today, one can assume that the 2nd round will start soon.  In round 2, the ADC2 app should become active again, allowing users to score the top 20 apps in each category from round 1. These scores will be combined with those of a panel of expert judges to determine the winners.

Here’s the email being sent out to semi-finalists.  By the way, congratulations to ChickenBrick Studios for Project I.N.F. making it through to round two!

Congratulations! Your application ‘ProjectINF ADC’ was selected by Android users as one of the top 20 in the Arcade category! We’re excited that you chose to participate in the ADC 2 and wish you luck in the final round as your application is evaluated by users and a panel of judges.

For full information on the challenge, please see our official site: http://code.google.com/android/adc/

Thanks,
ADC 2 Support

Update: The ADC 2 judging app has been updated and round 2 apps are being delivered for evaluation. Congrats and good luck to all those who made it to round 2!

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