The BreakOut Award in search for the world’s best undiscovered new software application, is offering a $10,000 cash prize to the winner. The contest is being launched by CAST, a software analysis and measurement firm, and Dr. Dobb’s, a development content site.
This competition aims to support innovation and uncover the next rising star of the application development world. The BreakOut Award is open to a wide spectrum of developers, from individuals to corporate development teams.
Dr. Dobb’s and CAST have assembled a panel of judges from the global technology community who will combine code analysis and expert commercial assessments to identify the next break out application based on the following criteria: purpose, appeal, quality, and exposure.
Entrants will also have their applications objectively analyzed using CAST’s Highlight application, which provides feedback on the structural quality of their code.
(Read more about the panel of judges below or on the BreakOut site:http://breakout.drdobbs.com)
In addition to receiving a cash prize of $10,000, the winner will be interviewed by J.D. Hildebrand, editor-at-large of Dr. Dobb’s.
The award, open to developers worldwide over 18 years old, opens today and closes on August 28, 2012. CAST and Dr. Dobb’s will announce the winner on September 13, 2012.
To enter, register at BreakOut.DrDobbs.com, download the Highlight Application from the website and use it to perform the analysis on the application and upload the results.