Springer announces the Springer API (Application Programming Interface) Challenge 1.0, a competition for original, non-commercial applications using Springer metadata and content APIs. The Challenge is a bid to offer users new ways to find, visualize, and manipulate relevant data drawn from Springer's large and growing content database. The increased call for opening up data to third parties in the interest of product development led Springer to create the Springer API Challenge.
The Challenge is open to all interested parties, with the best submitted applications to be featured on dev.springer.com. The applications will be made freely available to end users for at least one year after the Challenge concludes. Entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges and eligible first, second, and third place winners will be awarded cash prizes of US$ 5,000, US$ 2,500 and US$ 1,000 respectively.
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