NEW DELHI: After grabbing everyone’s attention by the launch of Motorola’s modular smartphones, the Moto Z series along with the Moto Mods, the Lenovo-owned company has now partnered with Indiegogo (A Crowdfunding Platform), for a Moto Mods Developer contest. "No matter if you're a one-person startup or an experienced development firm, we want to hear your ideas for redefining what a smartphone can do," reads the Indiegogo Campaign page.

While announcing its blog post, "We are invested in the future of the Moto Mods ecosystem and we want to empower developers to dream, build and fund their own Moto Mods," the Motorola company also added, "We know we can't come up with every Moto Mods idea on our own, and real innovation doesn't just happen behind closed doors."

Budding entrepreneurs who don’t reach that stage are eligible for a development kit and a Moto Z phone, Motorola said.

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Developers to submit ideas by January

The Developers are supposed to submit their ideas lately by January 31, 2017. The best designs will be chosen by the Motorola company for implementation. "Winners [10 finalists] will receive a trip to Chicago to meet with our executive development team, where they'll discuss how to bring their idea to life," says the company.

Interested participants are supposed to apply from the company’s Indiegogo page. Right after the design finalization and making of a prototype, Motorola will launch a campaign on Indiegogo to fund its development. 

Motorola will also be hosting hackathons in the US starting next month. "Anyone who creates Moto Mods during the hackathon will have the opportunity to participate in the Indiegogo campaign as well," adds the company.

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The next hackathon event will take place in January at San Francisco.

 Moto Z launched in India

For those unaware, Moto Z, launched in India last month, priced at Rs. 39,999, is claimed to be the slimmest premium smartphone in the world at 5.2mm. Also, the Moto Z play, priced at Rs. 24,999 features a 3.5mm headphone jack which is missing from the Moto Z. The company also launched Motorola Mods namely the InstaShare projector, JBL SoundBoost, PowerPack and camera. #CBS #CNN