Build OpenSocial/Shindig Apps and win $15,000 / $10,000 / $5,000!

Got this from Remko Caprio this morning in email:

I want to invite OpenSocial application and Shindig developers to participate in a software competition for SciVerse applications. Sciverse is an OpenSocial container and extension of Shindig that allows you to embed OpenSocial apps in scientific publications and meta-data about authors, universities, articles and their relations. You can build applications to enhance and customize end-user’s scientific search needs, improving their research through a Sciverse application.

Elsevier, the world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information, has opened their vast catalog of scientific content and provided APIs that enable developers to create apps that improve researcher productivity and workflow. Elsevier’s trusted content and meta-data integrates more than 10 million full text articles from over 2,500 journals and 11,000 books as well as over 42 million abstracts, citations and web content covering 18,000 titles from over 5,000 publishers.

For more information about the challenge go to
For more information about SciVerse go to

About Apps for Science

Deadline: July 31, 2011

Elsevier is offering $35,000 in prizes and challenging software developers to help researchers, librarians and students navigate the scientific content, improve search and discovery, visualize sophisticated data in more insightful and attractive ways and stimulate collaboration.

Elsevier has opened the scientific content and provided APIs for developers to create apps that improve researcher and librarian productivity and workflow.

Developers are encouraged to collaborate and develop the best apps to enhance and customize your end user’s experience of SciVerse. Developers retain full IP rights to their submissions and can host their apps on Elsevier’s SciVerse Application Marketplace where you can market their apps and gain revenue from 15 million users in over 10,000 institutions. Apps For Science is open to individual residents and organizations domiciled in seven countries: Australia, India, Japan, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States .


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