AOL and TopCoder have announced the winners of the Truveo Developer Challenge. As we reported in May, the AOL video contestants applied AOL’s Truveo Video Search API to develop “a cool widget, gadget, mashup or web application.” The $100,000 contest awarded $10,000 first place prizes to nine competitors; second place awards of $500 were awarded to 20 contestants. In total, there were 93 contest entries, all of which can be accessed through the contest web site.
Unleashing their creativity, developers introduced new applications ranging from a 3D elliptical orbit display for finding and sharing online videos, to a free new tool for creating animated .GIF images from online videos… The judging criteria included five equally weighted categories: Download and usage statistics; innovation; best use of the Truveo API and functionality; Truveo favorites; and popularity in peer review judging by the global TopCoder community.
The highest scoring entries include:
You can read more about AOL’s Truveo Video Search API in our Truveo profile and at the Truveo Video Search API home page. A search on the AOL Developer Network for “Truveo” will return many articles and blog posts that talk about the API and provide case studies that demonstrate how to develop rich video search applications using Truveo.
For more video mashups built with the AOL Truveo API, see the 22 AOL video mashups in our directory.