Earlier this year, ProgrammableWeb reported that Nike had launched the brand new Nike+ API developer portal and the first Nike+ Accelerator program which aims to connect the Nike+ platform with companies that use innovative technologies to help people live more active lives. Building upon the success of the Accelerator program, Nike has announced the launch of the 2014 Nike+ Fuel Lab in San Francisco, a 12-week program designed to expand the Nike+ ecosystem by connecting Nike+ and NikeFuel with companies that offer an existing technology product or service.
Box, a leading content sharing and file storage platform provider, has announced that the company is partnering with Dignity Health and The Social + Capital Partnership to create the “Box and Dignity Health Patient Education App Challenge.” The contest requires developers to use the Box Platform and Box API to create innovative web and mobile apps that provide engaging health-related content to patients and encourage patients to follow up with patient care teams.
Pearson has thrown open a coding contest for undergraduate students across the United States to help tranform education. The challenge invites students to utilize the Pearson LearningStudio Learning Management System (LMS) and/or utilize the LearningStudio APIs, in innovative ways to make education more fun, engaging and beyond its current reach.
Google has thrown open one of its largest developer challenge inviting developers to showcase their solutions based on Google Cloud products. The Google Cloud Developer Challenge is open across 6 regions in the world and offers prizes both to winners and mentors, who will aid the participants create solutions.
If you are interested in mobile development, the Sprint Developer Program is hosting a 24-hour hackathon for mobile developers October 17. The event will take place as part of the CTIA MobleCON at the San Jose Convention Center.
JotForm, a web-based WYSIWYG form builder platform, announced that the JotForm API Developer Competition will take place August 24 through September 24, 2013. The contest was created to celebrate the recent release of the new JotForm API.
A national hackathon event series focused on the use of sports APIs aims to strengthen the nascent growth of sports applications and technologies. On the heels of the release of recent sports data APIs like NFLData, On Deck Cup offers developers a chance to play with a wide range of sports data APIs, not always available openly.
Hackathon events continue to be a key strategy used to promote API products and services. For developers, they provide an opportunity to work on solutions to real world problems, create new networks of like-minded technologists, connect with potential clients, and provide a chance to hone core developer skills from programming to pitching.
Hackathon event planners are encouraged to read ChallengePosts’ top 5 keys to a successful app challenge. For competitors, we have already covered one key piece of advice: book your place in a hackathon early. This year has seen an explosion in growth of hackathon events, but surprisingly, this is yet to outstrip demand for new competition opportunities.
But once you have booked in to a competition, how can you best prepare to compete? Many hackathons operate over 24 hours or a weekend. How can you maximize the productive time you spend when the clock of a hackathon starts counting down?
ACTIVE Network, a leading provider of activity and participant management solutions, has announced that the company is inviting developers to participate in the first-ever “HACKTIVE” public hackathon. The 24-Hour hackathon will take place Saturday, September 21 – Sunday, September 22 in San Diego, California and awards will be given to developers for creating the best applications using ACTIVE Network APIs.
Music Hack Day is coming to Toronto thanks to organizers SoundCloud, Rdio, Unspace and The Echo Nest. On August 10th and 11th, 2013 Music Hack Day will be held for the first time in Toronto, Canada where developers will have the opportunity to create brand new music apps using APIs such as SoundCloud, Rdio, The Echo Nest, and SendGrid.