IP Commerce Fuels Next-Gen POS Innovation with Inaugural Dev Challenge

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- All-Star Judging Panel and $5K Seed Prize Offered for Innovative Commerce Solution Concepts

IP Commerce Launches New Application Development Challenge with $5K Prize

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- An All-Star Panel of Judges, including: Dickson Chu of LivingSocial; Patrick Gauthier of PayPal; and Derek Pilling of IP Commerce!

Today, IP Commerce® officially launched a new application development challenge geared at inspiring US-based developers to develop next generation Point-of-Sale applications – an emerging trend IP Commerce has labeled POS 2.0.

The “Develop the Future of Commerce” challenge offers developers the opportunity to pitch their POS 2.0 concepts to a panel of commerce all-stars and compete for $5000 in prize money and technical support from IP Commerce to incubate the idea into a marketable app.

“POS 2.0 is about integrating online consumer experiences into offline commerce environments via tablet, mobile and other cloud-connected devices,” said Alfred ‘Chip’ Kahn IV, IP Commerce Founder and CEO, “and no one is better equipped to support the POS 2.0 evolution than IP Commerce. We’ve served as the commerce infrastructure for dozens of POS 2.0 applications including Square, Breadcrumb, Flint Mobile, TIO, and Cube . The Dev Challenge gives us the opportunity to encourage more developers to create innovative concepts that will lead the next generation of commerce.”

Entrants in the dev challenge are not required to finalize a working app, but simply submit an innovative and viable idea. Submissions will be judged by a panel of commerce industry and technology experts on three main criteria: level of innovation; use of IP Commerce APIs and tools; and potential for realistic and final app development.

Judging for the 2012 Develop the Future of Commerce Challenge includes a prestigious panel of commerce experts including:

  • Dickson Chu, Sr. Vice President of Merchant Solutions at LivingSocial
  • Patrick Gauthier, Head of Product Strategy and Business Operations for PayPal Retail Services
  • Derek Pilling, President of IP Commerce

Entry submissions can be made by individuals or small teams of up to three people. The deadline for submissions to this first challenge is midnight June 30th, 2012. Winning contestants will be notified privately on or before July 6, 2012 with winners to be publicly announced at a later date (undisclosed).

For the full details on entering, as well as the Rules and Regulations for the challenge, go to the IP Commerce development challenge website.

About IP Commerce

IP Commerce is powering POS 2.0 – the next generation of point-of-sale commerce – bringing online consumer experiences into offline commerce environments via tablet, mobile and all other cloud-connected devices.

IP Commerce offers the only open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that serves POS 2.0 application developers with fast and easy APIs and workflows for innovative commerce solutions. Our intelligent infrastructure provides advanced two-way workflows and data for rich commerce interactions, retail offer management, multi-party fund disbursement, merchant boarding and much more – all enabled by our private-labeled Platform.

With offices in Denver and San Francisco, IP Commerce has partnered with many of the world’s most respected and forward-thinking financial institutions and software companies, including Vantiv, Chase, Intuit, Square and many others.

For more information, visit http://www.ipcommerce.com or for media contact, email Donne Whitlow: dwhitlow-at-ipcommerce-dot-com.

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