Back in August, Linux-based mobile open source project moblin.org announced a competition in Vietnam sponsored by Yahoo! to develop the coolest Moblin core, Linux-based applications for MID devices.
Applications were sought for the entertainment, information, and communications segments. Entrants were asked to visualize their concept by explaining the look & feel, why it is cool, and describe how it will work, illustrated by photos or jpegs representing how it might look once developed.
The finalists were chosen online by participants in the Moblin community, who picked the Top 10 most appealing applications they would like to see created. Uniqueness, performance, usability & cool-factor were among the factors in the judging.
As part of their prize, the 10 finalists were invited this week to Yahoo!'s offices in Singapore.
The finalists now have until the end of the year to submit the actual executable version of their application for the second round of judging by local industry leaders. The grand prize is two round-trip tickets to an Open Source event anywhere in the world, including a week's accommodation.
Congratulations to all the finalists!
Sr Manager Communications, Yahoo! Southeast Asia