Samsung Entaleq is a competition done by Samsung Egypt for developers. Any developer who has an idea and is able to implement it on Android or on SMART TV can join. The competition started back in April 2013. I joined with an application on Android with two friends. The deadline for us to deliver was July 31st. We were promised to know the winners on August 15th. The prizes are monetary, Samsung products and some sort of partnership with Samsung for the top three to help in marketing products and making money out of it. http://www.samsungentaleq.com/samsung-entaleq/Default.aspx
August 15th passed and nothing was announced. We kept calling them several times to know why the delay but we never received an answer except we will inform you. Ever since several dates were set and then postponed again to announce the winners. Through September, October and now November all what we are getting is emails to postpone the results. Now all applications are tested already and published on the Samsung store so they are not still testing or anything. We were also told that the committee already decided on the winning applications. The last email we received was today postponing the announcement again to an unknown date? They said we will inform you when. What is this? what kind of planning and organizing is this? How come Samsung would act like amateurs?? Doesn’t Samsung have standards? is it OK to lie to the contestants like this?? What could be an acceptable reason to delay announcing the winners for almost 3 months!!!! I have every right now to think that they are liars and they never intended to give the winners the prizes and they just did it as a marketing campaign and they will never pay anyone anything. I also have the right to believe that it could be fixed from the beginning and that they agreed with the winners even before the competition starts and it was all an act.
I have every right to believe anything because I was not respected by Samsung so why should I respect them??? How come a company like Samsung acts like this?? Doesn’t Samsung care about its name and reputation?? Why did they leave this competition to some amateurs to plan and organize??? IS there a competition really or is it a hoax?? Did someone already take the prizes and we are being lied at?? or did they announce prizes that they can’t afford to give and this is why they are postponing??
I don’t know exactly what they they are doing but definitely it is a Shame and it shows disrespect to the contestants.
By the way for those who don’t know Arabic, Entaleq in Arabic means launch, start with speed, dash, set off ….. along this meaning. In fact it is not Entaleq at all, but rather Stand Still!!