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Box Mobile Developer Challenge offering $35,000 cash, HP TouchPads and other prizes for the best mobile apps

by Tim Stiffler-Dean Tue, 19 Jul 2011 10:53 am EDT

If you're a mobile app developer for webOS (or any other major platform) looking to make it big, or even just wanting to get a free HP TouchPad, this contest from Box.net (the same company that's giving 50GB of free cloud storage to all TouchPad owners) might be the ticket for you. The company, along with HP, AT&T, Verizon, InMobi and others, is giving away $35,000 in cash prizes, as well as advertising credit through InMobi, pitch meetings with venture capitol firm Draper Fisher Juvetson, and 10 free HP TouchPads. But it's gonna be a lot of competition to get in - only the top 10 apps built between now and September 9th will get a slice of that pie.

To win, you'll first want to know what the judges will be looking for in the apps that are submitted. Using the Box.net framework, and showing an aptitude for building apps that are both useful and ingenius, prize winners will be the creators of applications that go beyond simply managing files or performing simple tasks on a device. Instead they're looking for apps that make the lives of professionals in all fields, including your own, more efficient. To quote from the contest website:

We're looking for the next generation of enterprise-grade mobile applications that will enable workers to be as productive in the field as they are in the office.
Judges will be looking for apps that are innovative and useful to the mobile workforce. These can either be generally useful, like tools for project management or document annotation, or industry-specific, such as helping doctors or lawyers handle workflows and day-to-day responsibilities unique to their professions.

"We're looking for the next generation of enterprise-grade mobile applications that will enable workers to be as productive in the field as they are in the office.

Judges will be looking for apps that are innovative and useful to the mobile workforce. These can either be generally useful, like tools for project management or document annotation, or industry-specific, such as helping doctors or lawyers handle workflows and day-to-day responsibilities unique to their professions."

With a bunch of HP TouchPad's, $35,000 and a chance to get funding from a major venture capitol firm for your idea all on the line, plus a great relationship going between HP and Box.net, we hope to see a lot of you joining in on this contest to represent webOS in a way that puts the other platforms to shame. Get your team ready and your app outlines on the drawing board; it's time to make some apps! Hit the source link below for more details, and let us know if you'll be getting in on this contest - you only have until September 9th!