EECS students Clare Bayley '10, Carter Jernigan '08, Jasper Lin, M.Eng. '08, Christina Wright, M.Eng. '08 and additional contributor Jennifer Shu M.Eng. '05, have been selected among the top 10 winners awarded in the second round of Google's Open Handset Alliance competition for their project 'Locale' developed last spring term in EECS class 6.087, Building Mobile Applications with Android. See the May 14 EECS announcement.
The team, which won $25k last spring when they were selected among the top 50 winning projects from 1800 entries, will now be awarded $275k in this second and final round. As top winner's, the team will also have the chance to have their application offered with the new Android cell phones, which are expected to be out before the end of 2008. Read more about the Locale team's project. See also the MIT News Office Sept. 2 article: "MIT class project gets a gold star from Google/'Locale' will let Android cell phones adjust to surroundings."
The Open Handset Alliance, a group of more than 30 technology and mobile companies organized by Google, is developing Android: the first complete, open, and free mobile platform. To help developers get started developing new applications, the Android Software Development Kit was offered in two rounds of competition. Read more about Android.
Congratulations to the 6.087 instructors including EECS Professor Hal Abelson and members of the Locale team!