Motorola’s big feature with the Moto Z family is Moto Mods — easy to use “modular” attachments for the phone that add extra capabilities such as better speakers, extra battery life, enhanced camera capabilities, and more. However, that’s not all Moto had in mind…

At launch, Moto promised that it would be working with developers to create more Moto Mods, but so far we haven’t seen any of those. However, today the company took a big step towards that goal with a new partnership with Indiegogo which will assist developers in raising funds to get their idea into the hands of Moto Z owners.

Starting today through January 31st, developers can sign up for the Moto Mods Developer contest and share their best ideas for a chance to get their hands on a Moto Z and an MDK. Finalists will be selected by a panel of industry leaders and winners will get win a trip to Chicago to meet with the Moto Mods team where they’ll discuss how to turn that idea into a finished product. More details on the Indiegogo are available on the campaign page.

Motorola will also be hosting hackathons in New York and San Francisco in December and January respectively. Developers can register for those events at Last, Lenovo has set aside $1 million to help any Moto Mods that “really impress” them to the market.

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