Androidhomecoming.com is teaming up with face.com to bring you the $5000 dollar developer challenge. The $5000 developer challenge is a three round App Developer Challenge with the finals being held in Mountain View California Saturday September 24, 2011. The grand prize winning app will be awarded $5000 on-site from face.com and the Android Homecoming. Apps will be judged by the community in the first two rounds and then by a panel of 7 judges at the finals. When we get to the finals the 7 judges will consist of 5 CEO/CIO level executives of major app companies in Silicon Valley including the CEO of face.com. The 6th judge is a community developer “celebrity” judge who has had some great success in the Android community and is well known as an Android developer. The 7th and final judge will be a polling of attendees of the Android Homecoming via a downloadable audience-meter app, ala “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”. Android developers who want to participate must build their app around face.com’s facial recognition api’s and development tools available at face.com developers site. face.com for developers To Enter: Each developer should submit a 250 word summary of their plan to incorporate the face.com face recognition API’s into their app. Please submit entries (and questions to) firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 15th, 2011 The Selection Process: May 15th through June 1st Face.com, Android Homecoming.com and the “Community Developer Judge” will review submissions and narrow down a field to just 30 apps. June 1st through June 30th The 30 apps will have a short description appear on Androidhomecoming.com. The general public will be able to vote for 3 of their favorite apps and the top 15 will be chosen. July 1st through July 20th Top 15 app developers will submit the completed app to face.com and the Android Homecoming with a short demonstration video. The video will then be uploaded to Androidhomecoming.com for voting by the general public. July 20th through August 15th The top 5 will apps will be chosen to show a fully working version and an oral presentation at the Android Homecoming where a winner will be chosen to win the $5000 grand prize. The two runner ups will receive a “Vanilla Android” developer phone along with a Honeycomb based Android tablet. The 5 finalists will come onstage at the Android Homecoming and submit their app, and an up to 5 minute oral presentation on their app to the judges on site during the Android Homecoming party. The judges will tally their votes along with the community vote and award the prizes at the end of the evening. It’s that easy. So get started on your summaries and remember to submit them by May 15th 2011.