Programming contest / API Evaluation: looking for Web developers
We, a research center based in Vienna / Austria, are planning to
browser-to-browser communication and are starting a programming
contest. Best app will be awarded 1000 Euros. The call can be found at
and follows below.
developed APSINT API (http://apsint.ftw.at) as well as the new WebRTC
You will use the APIs to create a new web app or integrate new
communication functionalities (like phone calls) into one of your
existing applications. While working with the API you report your
experiences in form of short diaries or by sending short tweets and
bugs/improvements. The test will be open for 4-5 weeks. Finally, you
can submit your application(s), which will be reviewed by us (we might
request the source code if necessary). Upon submission there will be a
The study aims to gather feedback, shortcomings and advantages of the
APIs as well as to discover their possibilities, i.e. which innovative
applications you imagine building with them.
You are free to evaluate just one API or both. We will select the best
three apps in each category, e.g. for each API. The 1st place will be
awarded a prize money of 1000 Euros, the 2nd and 3rd places, 600 and
400 Euros, respectively. In addition there will be non-cash prizes,
like mobile phones, etc.
In order to participate in our study, you should bring along a solid
and should be able to dedicate enough time to develop a web app with
the aforementioned APIs and report your findings. You can use your own
development environment, but for the APSINT API you will need a Linux
computer or Android phone to run a necessary piece of software.
The test is scheduled to start around beginning of June - if you are
interested to join, please send a short email to email@example.com. Please
add one or two sentences about who you are and what you are doing.
Finally, feel free to share this call among your friends and