DataWind, the company behind Aakash tablet and the premium version, i.e. UbiSlate has announced app contest for students.
The contest (App ki App) is inviting app developers to build apps on Android 2.2 version the the top five applications submitted will be awarded a prize money of Rs. 1 lakh each. These five applications will be pre-installed on the device and advertising revenue from these applications will be shared with the app developers. The last date for submitting entries is February 20th 2012 and for submitting apps is Feb 29th.
Future of DataWind
Even though the future of Aakash tablet remains uncertain, government has today announced that they are floating fresh tenders to to meet the demand for Aakash tablets and while so far government has placed the order for only 100,000 – they need 220 million tablets (case of extrapolated numbers?).