Evernote DevCup 2012 Details, $100k in Prize Money up for Grabs
The popular cloud-based note-taking, sharing & storage app Evernote announced yesterday, they will be holding their second annual DevCup for 2012 with a pool of $100,000 in total prize money up for grabs. The company boasts 25 million users spanning countries, languages and industries and are looking for the next great app integrations that, "combine captivating functionality, with beautiful, intuitive design." according to Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote in a video and post announcing the details.
The Evernote application is used by people in multiple industries to keep track of everything from recipes, hi-res images, conference and lecture notes to business cards, hand-drawn diagrams and much more. These are just some of the possible opportunities for development ideas, to serve a specific industry. Also, as mentioned in the announcement, Evernote users are diverse geographically as much as they are diverse in the industries they represent, so there are opportunities there as well. Only about a third of Evernote users are in the U.S. with about a third from non-western countries including Japan where alone, there have been 33 printed books about the application.
The prizes for DevCup 2012 break down like this:
- Gold: $20,000 Cash Prize
- Silver: $15,000 Cash Prize
- Bronze: $5,000 Cash Prize
- 6 Finalists: $10,000 Cash Prize (split i'm assuming) and airfare and lodging to attend ETC 2012.
In order to participate you need to have formed your team and developed your application by the June 25th submission deadline. Any piece of software that integrates with the Evernote API is eligible for DevCup.
To support participants as much as possible Evernote has set-up a number of meetups around the world, in addition to a webinar, where developers can flush out ideas with their developer relations staff. For more information about DevCup and to find out everything you need to know head over to devcup.evernote.com.