“Made with REALbasic” Premier partners will receive new Apple hardware from REAL Software if their product wins an Apple Design Award at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.
“Winning an Apple Design Award is a great honor,” Lorin Rivers, vice president of marketing at Real Software, said. “We know how much work is needed to meet the requirements, because we’ve been recognized for each of the last three years.”
Any Made with REALbasic Premier Partner product that is a winner will receive a new, top-of-the-line iMac and any runner-up will receive an iPod. The product must be registered and compliant with the Made with the REALbasic Premier Partner standard prior to the award ceremony.
The Apple Design Awards, in Apple’s words, will “recognize innovation, advanced Mac OS X look and feel, use of Apple technologies in our developers’ Mac OS X-based products, and new, exciting, and high quality product entries to the Mac OS X market.” Five Apple Design Award winners and five runners-up will be announced in the categories of Best New Mac OS X Product, Most Innovative Mac OS X Product, Best Mac OS X User Experience, Mac OS X Technology Adoption, and Best Mac OS X Student Product
The top prize is an “ultimate” Power Mac G4 and Apple Cinema Display. Winners will also get a trophy and the right to use the associated prize logo to market their products. Runners-up will receive an award, as well as the right to use the associated prize logo to market their products.
The deadline for entries is April 5. This year there’s also a new Student Category; the deadline for it is March 1. Complete details can be found at the Apple Design Awards Web site.
As MacCentral reported Monday, Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) being held this year from May 6 – 10, 2002 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA.
Starting February 25, Apple will be offering a pre-registration package for developers. First, if you register before April 15, 2002 you pay $1,295 for the conference, a savings of $300 off the normal price of $1,595.
Recognizing that Mac OS X has brought new developers to the platform, Apple is also offering a Getting Started bundle until April 15, 2002. Priced at $1695, the Getting Started bundle includes attendance at WWDC 2002, a full-year Apple Developer Connection Select membership, a discount on one Apple Macintosh system (including 1 CPU and 1 monitor) and more.
More information on the Apple Developer Connection Select Membership can be found online.