Google Expands Android Experiments Focus

by Ostatic Staff - Mar. 29, 2016

Last year, partly to spur imaginations, Google launched Android Experiments, a collection of projects that showcased creative uses of Android devices, including some ideas with brand new aesthetics. Now, moving into high gear, Google has announced the launch of Android Experiments I/O Challenge, a program to spur the submission of smart new  Android apps to the Android Experiments collection.

Google is giving away prizes for the best projects submitted up until April 13.

“The top three winners of the contest will receive a trip to this year’s Google I/O, and the five runner-ups will get the new Nexus 6P,” said Google senior interactive designer Roman Nurik and Richard The of the Google Creative Lab, in a blog post.

The post added:

"Last summer we launched Android Experiments: a showcase of creative Android projects, and an open invitation for all developers to submit their own experiments to the gallery. So far we’ve seen some amazing work from the developer community - from live wallpaper, to watch faces, to interesting hacks of the IOIO board - and we want to see more."

"All projects on Android Experiments are open source. If you’re not sure where to start take a look on the site gallery, dig in and get inspired. We can’t wait to see how you’re combining code and creativity! Enter on today."

 Every Android Experiments submission must include: a link to source code on GitHub, a link to the app in the Google Play Store, a YouTube video, a description, and contact information. If you have a good idea, get cracking!