October 6, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka
Round 1 of the Android Developers Challenge 2 has ended a few days early. Though Google expected to spend two weeks collecting the necessary feedback from users during this round of public voting, it took only 10 days for more than 26,000 Android users to submit enough reviews for each application to get over 100 scores.
Google’s Eric Chu wrote on the Android Developers blog that, “With this enthusiastic support of the Android community, we are closing the first round of ADC 2 judging today.” Chu also stated that Google would prepare for Round 2 of the challenge, where users (along with a panel of experts) will help select the Top 20 apps in each category. Don’t rush to uninstall the ADC2 app. When voting resumes, the app will notify users, so keep it.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, what apps appealed to you? I forgot the names of most apps, but I really enjoyed GeoAlert, an alarm that goes off when passing a GPS coordinate, and an app that allows you to shoot stop-motion videos. I’d like to get an idea of what caught everyone else’s eye so I know what to look for in the next round.