Say this for Google and its Android Developer Challenge: The folks running the make-your-own-mobile-app contest were awfully thorough.
Google only gave out cash to 50 of the 1,788 applications it received — less than 3% of the pool. But the rest of the applicants got a consolation prize: A ranking, based on a (surprise!) proprietary Google algorithm.
The Android judges ranked each applicant on four categories — Effective Use, Polish, Indispensability, and Originality — then gave them a blended score, divided into quadrants. Those scores are private, but several of the chattier applicants decided to share their rankings (via AndroidGuys), and we’ve sorted them by percentile (which is as precise as Google got).
No surprise that there are more people who are willing to report their scores from the top category than any others. And bravo to the two brave souls at the bottom who shared theirs.
Top 25th Percentile:
g2code 4 Android
Snowball Date Single
Bottom 25th Percentile:
EDU Blaster Game
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