Google just announced on the official Android Developers Blog that the judging app for the Android Developer Challenge 2 is now available on the market. So judging has begun.
I'm not sure if it's kosher for entrants to judge, so I'm not going to download the app until I hear otherwise. A couple of things sound pretty interesting...
For one, it sounds like users can browse the various apps. I thought the way it was supposed to work was that random apps would be uploaded to their phones. Still not sure how this works, but I'm sure I'll find out soon.
And I believe this is new information:
During the second round, judging will occur through a combination of user voting and input from a panel of industry experts. User voting will continue to occur via Android Developer Challenge 2 and will account for 40% of the final score that each app receives in round two. The remaining 60% of the final score will be determined by the industry expert panel.
I thought the way it was supposed to work was that users determined who went on to the second round, but then their votes didn't count in the second round. Good to hear that they will have some influence in the final outcome.
And it also sounds like there's no set timeframe on judging. They say that judging will continue until "they have enough votes"...although that's left open ended. They say judging will last "at least" 2 weeks, though they don't put a cap on how long it might last.
If you're judging and you come across our app Relativia, give us an up-vote, please!