Samsung Hackathon

Silicon Valley

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Each team will get 3 minutes to demo their project.

To be eligable for prizes you must enter your app in Samsung Apps in preparation for your Smart App Challenge entry.

To submit to the app store visit

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Samsung Developers wants to help developers like you build the best apps for the world’s greatest devices! You’re invited to an Android hackathon where you can win prizes, get training, conspire with your fellow developers, and get valuable feedback. The focus will be on using Samsung Chord for networked applications as well as new developer concepts. We will also offer prizes for partner integrations.

Immersion will be there, and is offering some great prizes for apps using Immersion's haptic effects.   The prizes are:

  • Best app using Samsung Chord and Haptics:  Samsung Galaxy S4 (for developers who applying start for the Samsung Smart App Challenge).   
  • 1st place, best app with haptics:  Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Runner-up, best app with haptics:  Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tablet
  • Tickets to the Samsung Developers Conference

These prizes will be awarded at the sole discretion of the panel of judges.  In addition, Immersion will bring some Android plushies, some t-shirts, and other swag to encourage developers throughout the Hackathon.

Learn more about:

  • Samsung Smart App Challenge with $800k in Prize Money
  • Android App development on Samsung devices 
  • Samsung Chord API 
  • How to improve your app’s market visibility in Google Play with Appency 
  • Building with native tools
  • Opportunity to present at the Samsung Developer Conference

You can also share your ideas for new developer tools for others to hack on our devices. And of course we will also have great food, beer, swag, and awesome partners to give you additional money for their Android API integrations.

This event is brought to you by Samsung Developers.

What should you make?

Make  things like games, photo sharing apps, chat apps, or anything else you can imagine. Just make sure it works on a Samsung device. 

You own your product 100% during and after the event!

Hackathon Rules:


You can start preparing your ideas, mockups, logo, etc. before the event. However you cannot start coding until the event starts.

Begin Coding at the Same Time

We all start coding at the same time.

Code Review

In oder to make sure that everything was built at the hackathon winning teams will be subject to a code-review.

Own what you build 

Teams fully own everything they build at the hackathon.

Team Size 

Teams can have up to 5 people.

Be Original

Create an example of a solution to a problem that can’t be easily found anywhere else.


Every project will have its own page and each team must post their hack by 1:00pm on Sunday.


Samsung Developer Resources


Bonus: Enter your app into the Samsung Smart App Challenge for a chance at $800k prizes.

Total Prize Money$800,00010 winners in all
Smart Chord AppsTop 10Prizes Winners

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