Silicon Image a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, announced that it is sponsoring a contest for Android application developers to enable dual screen experiences. The “Dual Screen App Challenge” promotes the creation of games, entertainment and productivity applications that leverage leading mobile-to-display connectivity technologies including MHL® and WirelessHD®.
The total contest prize pool is $100,000.
“We are very excited to sponsor this contest for Android application developers,” said Jim Chase, chief evangelist and senior director of business development at Silicon Image, Inc. “With the advanced processing and graphics power of the latest generation of mobile processors, smartphones and tablets with MHL and WirelessHD connectivity can enhance traditional mobile applications to enable a truly immersive dual screen, real-time, high quality video experience. These applications will establish a new category of compelling interactive gaming, productivity and home entertainment content for consumers.”
About MHL Technology: The MHL technology standard was developed by promoters Nokia, Samsung, Silicon Image, Sony, and Toshiba. The MHL Consortium now has approximately 200 adopters and members supporting the MHL standard, including some of the largest mobile device and consumer electronics companies in the world. MHL-enabled products include smartphones, tablets, DTVs, monitors, projectors, A/V receivers, Blu-ray Disc™ players, cables, TV accessories, adapters, automotive accessories and more. Since the retail introduction of the first MHL-enabled devices in 2011, the MHL ecosystem has grown to an installed base of over half a billion products and greater than 300 unique products in the marketplace today. For a complete list of MHL-enable products, please click here.
About WirelessHD Technology : The WirelessHD standard is the first global 60GHz RF standard for multi-gigabit data rate wireless connectivity. WirelessHD solutions deliver Full HD video, audio and data, with near zero latency—enabling cost-effective, high-quality, end-to-end wireless interactive video solutions for mobile devices, consumer electronics, personal computing and display applications.