Google ha appena mandato una email a tutti gli sviluppatori Android che hanno avuto più di 5.000 download e un voto di almeno 3.5 stelle la seguente email nella quale “regala” un telefonino Android 2.0 di ultima generazione. Tutto ciò rientra in un approccio di crowdsourcing per la creazione dell’innovazione tramite la “semina” degli ingredienti base nel terreno esterno  “più fertile”.

Il tutto si inquadra nella determinazione di Google di entrare significativamente nel mercato dei nuovi cellulari “smartphone” superando  Iphone con il suo parco applicativo di circa 100.000 unità. In questa competizione si ritiene che le appliazioni “location based” e quelle di ” realtà aumentata” saranno determinanti e soprattutto potranno valorizzare l’immenso patrimonio informativo presente dei database sottostanti (si pensi ad esempio a Street view di google).

Ecco il testo della email inviata che non è un “hoax” ma è proprio vera!

“Due to your contribution to the success of Android Market, we would
like to present you with a brand new Android device as part of our
developer device seeding program. You are receiving this message
because you’re one of the top developers in Android Market with one or
more of your applications having a 3.5 star or higher rating and more
than 5,000 unique downloads.

In order to receive this device, you must click through to this site,
read the terms and conditions of the offer and fill out the
registration form to give us your current mailing address so that we
can ship your device.

You will receive either a Verizon Droid by Motorola or a Nexus One.
Developers with mailing addresses in the US will receive either a
Droid or Nexus one, based on random distribution. Developers from
Canada, EU, and the EEA states (Norway, Lichtenstein), Switzerland,
Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore will receive a Nexus One. Developers
with mailing addresses in countries not listed above will not receive
a phone since these phones are not certified to be used in other
countries.

We hope that you will enjoy your new device and continue to build more
insanely popular apps for Android!”

Altra precisazione

“A thriving developer community is an important part of creating a better mobile experience for users around the world. We hope that offering devices to developers will make it easier for them to create and test great applications. This is inline with other efforts to support developers, which also includes our Android Developer Labs World Tour and our upcoming participation at the Game Developers Conference.”

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