Motorola’s Moto Mods are probably one of the best features on a smartphone this year, no the system isn’t perfect but it’s different, unique and functional. Motorola and Lenovo believe the idea is worth expanding on and have thrown down a challenge to developers, design the next Moto Mods. That’s right, Motorola and Lenovo are asking you to design the next mod and they’re working with Indiegogo to help you raise money for your idea. Of course there’s plenty of rules and regulations to read through before you can design your mod and expect to be considered. So read the entire statement from Moto below.
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. That’s why we shared the Moto Mods Development Kit (MDK) with the world, allowing people everywhere to contribute to the ecosystem by bringing their own Moto Mods to life.
But it doesn’t end there. 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. Over the next few months, we’ll be introducing new opportunities to help developers get involved.
We’re collaborating with Indiegogo, the global platform for entrepreneurs to bring their ideas from concept to market. Now, developers will have the opportunity to raise money to bring their Moto Mods to life.
Today through January 31st, 2016 , enter our Moto Mods Developer contest. Share your best Moto Mods idea for a chance to win an MDK and a Moto Z. Finalists will be selected by our judging panel of industry leaders. Winners will receive a trip to Chicago to meet with our Moto Mods executive development team, where they’ll discuss how to bring their idea to life.
Check out the Indiegogo page for more info about the program, including official rules and regulations. Then, submit your idea for a chance to turn your Moto Mods dream into reality.
Finally, if your idea really impresses us, it just might land you an investment from Lenovo Capital, who has set aside up to $1 million to help bring the best Moto Mods ideas to market. Our Moto Mods executive development team will be on the lookout for the best working prototypes. If it finds something truly outstanding, the responsible development teams will be invited to pitch for investment funding from Lenovo Capital. Investments will be made on terms proposed by Lenovo Capital, and are subject to due diligence and the eligible development team meeting Lenovo Capital’s investment criteria.
Motorola and Lenovo have been doing well with the Moto and Lenovo brands as it (Lenovo) has seen 25% increase from Q1 2015 and has done really well in India where it’s scoring a 15% increase year over year. The Motorola brand has also seen a 40% increase in shipments since the launch of Z and G4.
It will be interesting to see where this leads and if people will come out and design something for the Moto Mods system. What do you think? Do you have a Moto Mods design idea you’re going to submit? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.