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It's time yet again for a DaniWeb Developer Competition!!

This time the goal is to utilize our new API launched last month.

There's a lot that you can do with our API. Essentially it allows your application (web, desktop, mobile, etc) to tap into DaniWeb's backend. Your own application can use DaniWeb's login mechanism, you can write a native mobile app for DaniWeb, you can create your own completely unique front-end for the site, there really are limitless possibilities.

Unlike previous programming contests on DaniWeb which judged submissions based on style of code, efficiency, etc., this competition will be based on the overall final product.

First Prize: $300 Amazon gift certificate
Second Prize: $125 Amazon gift certificate
Third Prize: $75 Amazon gift certificate

Code submissions should be posted within the code snippet library for their language. Downloadable apps, websites, etc. should be posted within the Show Off Your Projects forum within Business Exchange.

Be sure to tag all submissions with both daniweb-api and daniweb-api-contest-submission

Good luck!!!!! :)

Edited by happygeek: unstuck

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    Dani 1,665   4 Years Ago

    I am seriously considering extending the competition because it seems that the first few weeks were spent learning the API and creating frameworks around it, as opposed to developing the meat of an application. Read More

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    Dani 1,665   4 Years Ago

    OK, the redirect_uri is no longer mangled if it has a scheme other than http:// Read More

  • Just a suggestion for anyone looking for a (probably) challenging app using the daniweb api. How about displaying a map of the world showing the location of danaweb users? Depending on what info is available via the api this could be restricted to users with a minimum number of posts … Read More

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    From the Daniweb Digest newsletter this month: We are very pleased to announce the winners of the API competition which was launched earlier in the year to help raise awareness of the new and very robust DaniWeb API available to developers. Because both Coreyavis and Pritaeas came up with equally … Read More

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    IIM 163   4 Years Ago

    finally we have the winner list. :) Unfortunately i couldn't complete my app and participate due to my project work.Will try to complete and share the android app soon :) Read More

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Campaign submissions will be accepted from now up through the end of May.

Voting will take place in June.

Update:

The API code snippet competition is being extended to allow submissions up through the end of August, effectively turning it into a full-length summer competition.

The reason for the very extended deadline is because the competition came right on the heels of the API being released, and I completely didn't realize the amount of time it would take to get acquainted with the building blocks of the API before anything could really be developed.

Edited by Dani: New extended deadline

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Cool!!!! Wow. Those prizes are great!

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Are there any rules, age restrictions or specific requirements (other than it having to include the Daniweb API)?

And in agreement to diafol, a very generous set of prizes!

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I think you need to be 18 to receive an Amazon gift certificate, but I'm not sure.

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I think you need to be 18 to receive an Amazon gift certificate, but I'm not sure.

I don't think so, it could be a rule but i have managed to bypass that a couple of times.

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Plans yes, for now just lacking the right idea. Well, that and I haven't really looked at the available functionality yet.

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Hmm. I can imagine a SMartphone app would be a great move, but unfortunately my ObC/Java are non-existent. Equally, a desktop app, possibly for the horrible W8? Either way, I rule myself out of those. Thinking of maybe doing a 'control centre' webpage, but that's a bit lame.
How about CSS-newspaperifying HappyGeeks' (and others') news stories?

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How about CSS-newspaperifying HappyGeeks' (and others') news stories?

What do you mean by that? Re-designing the emails is what you mean right? If so, you have a clever idea :)

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Not emails. THinking of an old-style newspaper page - wrinkled edges, sepia tones etc. However, not very useful . :)

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But fun: "Happygeek Times"

Most certainly :)

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Happygeek used to write for the real Times (and had a column in the Sunday Times) back in the nineties. What goes around comes around :)

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Read the second post of the thread :) Submissions up through the end of May.

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Read the second post of the thread :) Submissions up through the end of May.

Ah, silly me. Thanks for the pointer.

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the ideas are sooo many i don't know what to do. i thing doing a mobil app and a desktop app that sync together and danweb to keep you up to date what do you guy think

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I had a good idea, but not sure entirely how to go about it since the api can't do exactly what I would need it for.

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I'm still working with an sql interface - but I suppose it's more of a side project for me than an entry for the competition. Was thinking of developing an all-in one command centre, iRC included - got the embedded irc in a pulltab. It's just a matter of time - I don't seem to have enough. :(

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