and the winners are… Dev Challenge summary

general — avner ronen on June 24, 2009 @ 7:54 pm

(I apologize for the delayed post. Took an early flight back to NYC, and only got back online now.)

Last night’s Winners were:

People’s Choice - DropBoxee by Jon Steinberg
Judges’ Choice - We Are Hunted by Nick Dima

People’s Choice - Facebook Photos by Junda Liu
Judges’ Choice - Facebook Photos by Junda Liu

People’s Choice - BBC Live by Ian Tweedie
Judges’ Choice - OpenCourseWare by Roshan Revankar

The Dev Challenge was a great success. Over 40 apps were submitted as part of the challenge. We were really excited to see some of the innovation and elaborate work that was involved. It is too bad we had only 2 winners in each category..

We are going to put more efforts into our API and working with developers. We are pleased to announce that Shawn Rieger (one of the founders of BoxeeHQ) is joining the Boxee team to fill exactly this purpose.

We had a great time at the event last night. The place was packed and there was a great vibe. Now we need to decide where we’re going to do the Beta Launch. Maybe in LA?

9 Responses to “and the winners are… Dev Challenge summary”

  1. Melody says:

    The event was a blast indeed. And for next time, DEFINITELY LA! You’ll be very warmly welcomed there, despite the nosy network neighbors ;)

    And congrats to Shawn!

  2. Drew says:

    I’m a big boxee fan, and I was definitely excited about what we’d see from the dev challenge. Several of the results were excellent. On the whole, though, I think the challenge made clear a problem Boxee will have moving forward — a lack of standards in design. I’d definitely love to see this addressed before the platform becomes unwieldy, be it in “strongly encouraged” documentation or even as a standard for the review process.

  3. Andrew says:

    Are there any plans to put apps that didn’t win into the repository too, or are they already there?

  4. Mike Demarais says:

    plz hold boxee event in NYC!!!

  5. Rumah diJual says:

    Too bad, can’t see the event yet. Looking forward for the next one.

  6. I was always waiting for your post,now ,it comes~~~~~~!

  7. Yousuf Arain says:

    Please hold next launch in NY. We are busy here producing original content for Boxee.

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