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Facebook Developer Contest – India

In its quest to get more Indians to use Facebook, they has announced the first ever developer contest, targeted for Indian programmers.

The contest is open only for Indian residents and you have to either develop a Facebook App or integrate Facebook connect to your site.

Dates

The contest runs from July 2, 2009 till September 11, 2009. You have to submit your entries before September 10, 2009 at the contest website.

Prizes

There are going to be cash prizes for top 3 entries in each category – Facebook Apps and Facebook Connect Integrations.

Rules

  • You have to be a resident of India
  • You should have completed 16 years

So, budding India Facebook developers, it’s time to roll your sleeves. Since I am busy with the WordPress Plugin Competition, I don’t think I will be able to compete, but let’s see. :) Is any of you taking part in this contest?

Additional useful links

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Android Developer Challenge – ADC2

Mobile Application developers, get ready, Google has announced the second edition of Android Developer Challenge to award the best mobile apps build on the Android platform.

The first edition of Android Developer Challenge which took place last year had more than 1,700 entries. With the recent release of Android 1.5 Google is expecting more entries this time. This challenge was announced in the recent developer conference Google I/O along with other Google Wave and Google web Elements (more about them later :) )

Rules

The following are some of the important rules to take part in the contest

  • Should be in English
  • Should run on Android 1.5
  • Open only for applications which are not published before.
  • Should be submitted to one of the following 10 specially-designated ADC 2 categories.

Categories

  • Education/Reference
  • Games: Casual/Puzzle
  • Games: Arcade/Action
  • Social Networking
  • Lifestyle
  • Productivity/Tools
  • Media
  • Entertainment
  • Travel
  • Misc

Prizes

For each of the 10 categories:

  • 1st prize: $100,000
  • 2nd prize: $50,000
  • 3rd prize: $25,000

Overall (across all categories)

  • 1st prize: $150,000 (meaning the overall winner will receive $250,000)
  • 2nd prize: $50,000 (meaning the 2nd prize winner will receive up to $150,000)
  • 3rd prize: $25,000 (meaning the 3rd prize winner will receive up to $125,000)

Timeline

The dates are not yet finalized but the submission will close somewhere in August and the results will be available by November.

Important Links

PS: (for Yuvi) Since you have lost your mobile, try to get a new one which supports Android so that you can take part in the contest. :)

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WordPress Plugin Competition 2009

If you are a seasoned (or just a budding) WordPress Plugin author, then here is your chance to show off some of your coding skills. Weblogs Tools Collection is conducting their annual WordPress Plugin Competition.

Dates

The competition began on May 1st and will run till July 31st, a total of three months. You have to develop a new WordPress Plugin and release it in the Plugin Competition blog before the end date.

Prizes

The list of prizes are yet to be released (waiting for sponsors), but there will be a minimum of $1000 for the winner.

Rules

The following are some of the important rules.

  • Should be GPL compatible
  • Compatible with WordPress 2.7 and above.
  • Be secure and use secure coding methods.
  • Should be made available through the WordPress Extend pages
  • Announced and discussed on the Plugin Competition Blog.
  • Preliminary support has to be provided to the public.

So guys, it’s time to sharpen your WordPress skills and all the best for the competition.

PS: I am working on a Plugin (my entry for the competition) and will release it soon. Stay tuned :)

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WpRecipes Contest

WpRecipes.com recently crossed 3000 RSS subscribers and in order to celebrate that they are running a contest. The winners will get free WordPress managed hosting and membership to WordPress theme clubs. You can get more information from the contest page.

All you need to do to participate is to simply write WpRecipes (like this blog post) and post the link in the comments section of the contest page.

For the uninitiated WpRecipes is a blog with cool tips and tweaks about WordPress.

Update: Wow!! It seems that I have won the first prize in the contest. :) I have won one year of free hosting from WPWebHost and one year subscription to Elegant Themes. I am waiting for the prizes to arrive and will try to post a review about them.

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