"As a committed leader of the Tizen platform, we strive to further benefit, expand upon and evolve the Tizen ecosystem," said Woncheol Chai, VP of Global Product Management, Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.
The new program will run from February through October 2017, and developers who create mobile apps for Tizen, such as gaming, social and lifestyle apps, are eligible to apply. Every month, each of the top 100 apps downloaded from the Tizen store and pre-registered to participate in the Tizen Mobile App Incentive Program will win $10,000.
Apps already available in the Tizen store, as well as new apps, can be entered to win. All developers must do is ensure they register their apps for participation by visiting incentive.tizenstore.com. Individuals can begin applying to participate in January 2017. The winners will be notified on the 10th of each month starting on March 10, 2017 and ending on November 10, 2017.
Tizen developers can also monetize their apps through mobile advertisements with the InMobi Ad Software Development Kit (SDK).