How to get open source developers to support your platform

So it looks like Google’s Android SDK is getting an update and as a result the $10M Challenge has been delayed.

I think the idea of a contest for developers is an interesting concept. $10M is a lot of money but to the actual developer it’s more like $275k max.

At the end of the day, I think developers will have to believe that they will be able to build something successful & interesting ontop of Android. And the platform has to be easy and fun. That’s the key and much more important to winning a prize since only a few folks will get a cash prize.

I wonder how many apps will come from this. It will be interesting to watch.