Developers: May we have your attention, please? We’re very excited to announce the Readability API Contest, where any and all developers may pit their skills against one another to innovate the reading experience online. The grand prize? $5,000.
Minutes ago tonight, at the New York Tech Meetup, the Readability team shared this unique opportunity for the developer community to join us in the wider Readability project of improving reading on the web and elsewhere.
Now it’s all up to you. Here are the details.
Use the Readability API to develop something new and interesting.
Updated: The final submission deadline is June 12th, 2011.
To qualify, entrants are required to use the Readability API. (Request your API key now!) Entrants must be unaffiliated with Readability, LLC.
Prizes will be awarded as follows:
- 1st prize: $5,000
- 2nd prize: $2,500
- 3rd prize: $1,000
Jury & Judging Criteria
Our blue-panel jury, representing influential talents from the worlds of design, publishing, and online community, will evaluate entries on the basis of:
- Quality: how polished is it?
- Usefulness: how practical is it?
- Creativity: how novel is it?
- Added Bonus: How open is it? We will reward open source efforts that allow others to innovate further.
Submit your proposal to us today! All we need is some basic information.
Good luck to everyone—and thank you for joining us in the Readability movement!