This time around, Samsung is focused on apps that utilize secondary devices.
One of the hottest trends in home theater right now is that of allowing customers a way to control their components through their smartphone or tablet. That's what Samsung is hoping to spur further with its latest iteration of the App Developers Challenge.
The new challenge gives developers a set of criteria for their submissions. Each of these guidelines make it abundantly clear that Samsung is all about interacting with other devices. They're looking for apps that can either let another device control the TV, provide additional information or allow another device to operate as a secondary display.
The winning developer will take home a cool $100,000 and some Samsung gear to boot. Second and third earn money and gear as well. The winners will be revealed at CES 2012.
Source: Samsung Free the TV Challenge