Samsung recently held its bada Developer Challenge which ended this month. The challenge attracted over 2000 development teams from over 50 countries.
Prize money of 2.7 million US dollars was up for grabs.
The grand prize winner, who won US$300,000, was Mooncoder in Poland. The winner's application "Little Sailor" is a 3D yacht racing game that allows users to experience a realistic sailing simulation - with the help of intricate controls and colorful graphics.
"We are extremely happy to receive the top prize in the contest organized by Samsung Electronics, a leading global company that is making inroads in software and applications," said Maciej Komosinski and Szymon Ulatowski, of Mooncoder which developed Little Sailor.
Eight other winners also received US $100,000 apiece, including badaSports, Doogie, Bang, WAMO_Camera, TouchRetouch, Bling-Bling Reader and Parking.
Samsung Apps, Samsung's application store, has grown with the success of the Wave series; the total number of application downloads worldwide is expected to surpass 50 million by December.