Ten Days Left to Enter SharedBook's Web Development Contest

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Entries will be accepted in the SharedBook Open API Challenge through Oct. 31. The contest is open to all programming languages with prizes in three categories. All participants are eligible to receive at least a 10 percent share of any books sold as a result of their development efforts, with a 20 percent share available to the winners in each category.

SharedBook Inc., the Reverse Publishing Platform provider, announced today that entries for the SharedBook Open API Challenge will close Wednesday, Oct. 31 at midnight. The contest will award the best extensions from third party applications to SharedBook in three categories: 1) social networking, 2) photo sharing, and 3) desktop applications or collaborative online communities.

Using the SharedBook open application programming interface (API) developers can flow content from any Web site - archived materials, database content, photographs and user-generated content, among other items - into a structured book product that can be purchased immediately, or personalized further.

Projects can be installed as plug-ins to existing online applications or implemented as standalone Web applications. API wrappers and components connecting clients to SharedBook's Reverse Publishing Platform using Java, PHP and Python languages are available at http://www.sharedbook.com/dev/resources.html.

"Developers should know that they cannot lose by participating in the SharedBook Open API Challenge," said Caroline Vanderlip, Chief Executive Officer, SharedBook Inc. "The contest is structured to reward all participants by offering a 10 percent share of any books sold as a result of their development efforts. Twenty percent is available to the winners in each category for any books sold as a result of their entry."

Base pricing for the API books is set at $19.95 for softcover and $27.95 for hardcover. Therefore, the winning developers will receive a minimum of $3.99 each time a book sells as a result of their development. Winners will also receive their choice of an OpenMoko Neo 1973 mobile phone, an 8GB iPhoneâ„¢ or $500.

A panel of five will evaluate the entries based on their business utility, originality and technical elegance including Dion Almaer, Co-founder of Ajaxian.com, and Benny Schlesinger, Chief Technical Officer, Jacada, Ltd. (Nasdaq: JCDA).

For more information, please go to http://www.sharedbook.com/apichallenge.

About SharedBook
SharedBook Inc. is a technology company that specializes in integrating and publishing data from various sources into a structured book product that can sit as a flipbook on the Internet or be professionally printed. The company's collaborative on-demand Reverse Publishing Platform allows users to extract data and content from multiple sources, manipulate it, and then distribute their unique creation in digital or hard copy format. SharedBook partners include AYSO® Soccer, Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Canyons Resort, CarePages, Inc. (a division of Revolution Health Group), Cruise West Cruise Lines, Exposures, 4-H, JumpTV Sports, Legacy.com, Little League International®, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Sportography, Inc., Steamboat Ski Resort, 30 Minute Photos Etc., USA Football, YAVarsity.com, and Yosemite. For more information, please go to http://www.sharedbook.com or http://blog.sharedbook.com.


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