Hoover’s, one of the largest providers of company, people and industry research, has just announced the winners of the Ideas phase of its Ideas and Apps contest. The Ideas stage has seen such an overwhelming response that the company has opened the Implementation phase of the contest, which invites developers to build on the Hoovers API, to the general public.
The ideas could be in any of the 3 categories : Most Innovative Use of API, Mobile and Social Media Integration. Hoovers has just announced the winners of the “Ideation” phase.
The winners in each of the above categories won $2,000. The results of the Ideation stage were to be declared by May 25 but due to the large number of submissions, it took some time. To harness the huge response, Hoovers has thrown open the next and final stage of the contest, the Submissions Phase open to all. Originally, it was open only to the 3 winners of the Ideation stage in addition to seven other ideas.
So if you have an idea for an app that utilizes the Hoover’s API, start hacking today. The last date to submit a working application is August 25.
For full contest rules, refer to the contest homepage.