Google has today announced a new competition for developers interested in the Google Fit health-tracking platform. In an effort to broaden the selection of apps available with Google Fit support and interest more developers, the company is holding the Fit Developer Challenge from now until February 17, 2015.
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Google says that all developers are invited to either create an app with Google Fit support or update their existing app to support the platform. Judges from Google will choose up to six new apps and six existing apps the winners. Those winners will be featured on Google Play, which almost guarantees that millions of users will lay their eyes on them. Runner-ups will also receive prizes such as wearables and smart devices from Google, Polar, and Withings.
Google says that the judges are looking for apps that are fun to use, keep users coming back, offer users real benefit, and meet the Android design and quality guidelines.
The Google Fit Developer Challenge is open to developers over the age of 18 and located in the US, UK, France, Germany, India, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan. Developers can visit the challenge website to find out how to enter. The contest runs from now until February 17, 2015.