gPhone Madness: The Contest

Not the gPhone, but close.

Welcome to a world where Androids don’t just help Leia get a message to Obiwan. Our slack-jawed faces are leaking happy juice due to the announcement of Google/OHA’s Android platform and to celebrate we’re giving away two unlocked Nokia N95s to the two best BFF posters of the week, based on popularity and number of votes.

Heres how to enter.

1. Go to CG BFF and post your best potential open source application for a smartphone. The sky’s the limit here, people, so it can be anything from a toaster oven remote control to a program that gives worms to ex-girlfriends. The goal is to amuse and enlighten us with your software engineering prowess and descriptive skills. Add video, images, and flowcharts. Have fun.
2. Email us at with the subject line “GPHONE IDEA” and include a link to your BFF post. This ensures that we actually see it.
3. Have your friends and neighbors vote for your idea.
4. Next Monday, November 12, we will tally the votes and announce two winners. Wait until then.
5. Repeat.

You can enter multiple times with multiple potential applications but register with your real email address so we can contact you if you win. Popularity is based on number of votes, average of stars received, and number of comments. Get cracking.

Special thanks to Nokia for supplying the phones and this in no way suggests that Symbian is a bad mobile OS — I’d say its the best out there right now, aside from the iPhone’s.