Etsy, a marketplace for buyers and sellers of handmade products has announced the winners of its Etsy Handmade Code contest using the Etsy API. The company’s blog announcement mentioned that there were a total of 34 eligible entries, including several mobile application entries, that ranged across from iPad/iPhone, Android, Blackberry and even Windows Mobile.
The contest invited applications in 3 categories: Buyer Tools, Seller Tools and Mobile. The winners were:
The winner in each category got $5000 as the cash prize.
Etsy has also launched an Application Gallery, which in addition to the contest winners also contains links to other Etsy applications. They have also started a community effort called Etsy Apps Team, where as a current or future Etsy application developer, you can get feedback from other Etsy members on your application and even brainstorm on future applications suited for the community.