1. eBay Developer Challenge 2006: Innovate with O'Reilly and eBay Web Services:
Starts: November 14, 2005
Ends: January 31, 2006
a. Category/vertical search (re-mix eBay to help people find things more efficiently)
b. Web mash-up (re-mix eBay with another Web service)
c. Multi-platform (integrate eBay with Skype, PayPal, Outlook, GNOME, TiVo, etc.) applications
2. Microsoft / Amazon Web Services Developer Contest:
Starts: September 13, 2005
Ends: December 31, 2005
a) Creativity of Application
The uniqueness of the idea or implementation.
b) AWS Service Integration
The quality and extent to which the AWS services are integrated into the application as a whole.
c) Commercial Appeal
The consumer or business value represented in the application, e.g., is there market appeal for the application?
d) Fit and Polish
How good is the look and feel? How stable and robust is the application?