Samsung Paying Out 9 Million Dollars for Tizen Mobile App Incentive Program

Tizen Mobile App Incentive Program

Samsung today launched the Tizen Mobile App Incentive Program, which pays out $10,000 every month to developers whose apps make it to the Monthly Top 100 list of eligible apps.

The program runs from today, February 1 until October 31, 2017, but participant registration was open from January 10.

To be eligible, developers must have their apps registered with the Tizen Store Seller Office and gain approval for the app. The apps must target Samsung’s Z series of smartphones to be released in 2017.

Starting March 1, Samsung will announce the Monthly Top 100 apps, the developers of which will receive a payment of $10,000 each. With the program running for 9 months, the total payout is estimated at $9 million.

The process itself is simple. Once the application for entry has been processed, the app itself will be approved within 7 days if it meets all Tizen criteria for eligibility. Developers residing in Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan, and Crimea are not eligible, nor are developers and agencies who have already received more than $10,000 in funding support from either Samsung Electronics or the Tizen Association.

Other than that, it’s pretty much open to any app that has obtained a “for sale” status on the Tizen Store.

For more information on how to apply and other details of the Tizen Mobile App Incentive Program, please visit the program’s special website here: Tizen Incentive

Tizen is an open-source operating system that works on smartphones, tablets, in-vehicle infotainment, smart TVs, PCs, smart cameras, smart watches, smart home appliances and several other consumer products.

Tizen is part of the Linux Foundation and is governed by the Tizen Steering Group. The Tizen Association includes big ticket names such as Samsung, Huawei, Intel, Panasonic, Sprint and Vodafone.

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