100 Apps In 100 Days

Winners announced on 12.17.10

Alas, all good things must come to an end. Please see the full press release and winners list.

What is this contest?

Alcatel-Lucent has exposed a number of telecommunications APIs at openapiservice.com and openapilab.com. Now we are challenging the TopCoder community to build 100 apps in 100 days using these APIs … and we have over 100 prizes to award to the best developers. Now is your chance to show us what you’ve got – for your piece of over $165,000 in prizes!

To enter, register as a TopCoder member, register for the contest and build your application. The competition begins with 25 days of ideas. You should invent an application that mashes-up any of the 3rd party APIs found on programmableweb.com with the Alcatel-Lucent APIs. Submit your idea in Online Review during the first 25 days of the contest for your first chance at prizes. Additional prizes will be awarded after the 50 and 75 day milestones, but the main prize purse, including the grand prize trip to Mobile World Congress 2011, will be awarded to the best applications submitted any time during the 100 days. For full contest rules and details read more here. Good luck, and have fun!

Schedule

Registration Opens September 1st at 10:00 PM EST
25-day Milestone September 26th at 10:00 PM EST
25-day Milestone October 21st at 10:00 PM EST
25-day Milestone November 15th at 10:00 PM EST
Submission Deadline December 10th at 10:00 PM EST

25-day Idea Prizes ($10,400 + T-Shirts)

Category Prizes – to qualify for a category prize, your idea must fit within one of these listed categories:

Travel Health Care Financial Services Retail Media Other
1st $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
2nd $500 $500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Platform Prizes – to qualify for a platform prize, your idea must be to build an application running on one of these listed platforms:

iOS Android Feature Phone Web
1st $250 $250 $250 $250
2nd $100 $100 $100 $100

In addition to the prizes listed above, 80 other ideas will be awarded event T-shirts with the 100 Apps in 100 Days logo.

50-day and 75-day Milestone Prizes ($6,000)

After each of the other milestones, the judges will review the submitted applications, and choose three $1,000 milestone prize winners.

Final Submission Prizes ($138,000)

Category Prizes – to qualify for a category prize, your application must fit within one of these listed categories:

Travel Health Care Financial Services Retail Media Other
1st $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 $10,000
2nd $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
3rd $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
4th $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
5th $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000

Platform Prizes – to qualify for a platform prize, your application must run on one of these listed platforms:

iOS Android Feature Phone Web
1st $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
2nd $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
3rd $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
4th $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
5th $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000

In addition to the prizes listed above, 50 other applications will earn a prize of $500!

Change the Game (Runner-Up Prizes)

Three submitters who create astounding, game-changing applications will win a trip to the South By Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, TX from March 11th-20th, 2011 – as well as the opportunity to pitch their application to Alcatel-Lucent executives. ┬áPrizes include travel, lodging and entrance to the conference.

Change the World (Grand Prize)

The winner, the member who creates the most exciting, most inspiring and (most-importantly) world-changing application will win the grand prize of a trip to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain from February 14th-17, 2011!  Prize includes travel, lodging and entrance to the conference.

Resources

Tools

Alcatel-Lucent is making available, for FREE, the use of OpenPlug’s ELIPS Studio to members for the duration of the competition. ELIPS Studio is an SDK to create native mobile applications than run across iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian.

With ELIPS Studio, you code your app in ActionScript and its UI in XML and the tool turns it into a native app – great for going after those platform prizes. To get a free license for ELIPS Studio for the contest, register for the competition and post your request in the competition forums.

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Official Rules

For official contest rules please see the contest rules page here.