Announcing the boxee app dev challenge

May 5, 2009 | 22:25

Companies: #boxee

the new boxee API enables developers to build and publish apps for boxee users. while people are working on a variety of boxee apps, we thought it would be a good idea to provide some extra incentive for the developers.

the boxee dev challenge will have 3 categories: Video, Music and Photos.
in each category we will have a People's Choice award and a Judge's Choice award. Drobo and Sony have been kind enough to spoonsor prizes for each category, specifically:

People's Choice Award: Drobo
Judge's Choice Award: Sony Bravia XBR9 46"

the deadline for submitting your application is June 14th at 11:59pm PT, but we encourage you to submit early and often as we'll be talking up cool applications at they come in.
voting will take place between June 15th - June 22nd.

on June 23rd will have a boxee event in San Francisco (RSVP here) announcing the People's Choice and our esteemed judges will choose a winner from the 10 most popular apps in each category.

the judges at the event will be:
Veronica Belmont - Tekzilla, Qore
Ryan Block - GDGT, former EIC Engadget
Avner Ronen - boxee founder and CEO
couple more judges (we are interviewing prospects: Obama, Oprah, AplusK)

looking for more info on how to develop boxee apps: check out and take a look at the sample app (we will publish additional sample apps). please submit your app to

whether you're a developer or just a boxee fan, we look forward to seeing you @ the event. RSVP here.

* the challenge is open to residents of the milky-way galaxy except for employees of boxee, and any other organizations involved in sponsoring the contest, as well as their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and those employees' immediate family and household members. exceptions extend also to those who think they might become a boxee employee, or an employee of the aforementioned parent, subsidiary, affiliated, or succesor companies in the future. "Immediate family members" of employees shall mean their parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, pets and spouses. "Household members" of employees shall mean people who share the employee's residence at least three months a year sleeping on a couch or a bed (blow up mattresses do not ap).
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