Appcelerator Announces $5,000 Bonus to “Mobile Dev Challenge” for Best Use of Appcelerator Cloud Services

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Sep 05, 2012 — Appcelerator, the leading mobile platform company, today announced an additional $5,000 prize to participants of its Mobile Developer Challenge who integrate Appcelerator’s Cloud Services (ACS) into their entry application. As part of its first-ever Mobile Developer Challenge, Appcelerator invites its community of over 350,000 developers worldwide to create new mobile apps that leverage ACS. Featuring push notifications, photo sharing, check-ins, status posts, social integration, chat, ratings, and more, ACS makes it fast and easy to integrate cloud services into mobile apps.

Appcelerator will award over $30,000 in cash and prizes, with a $5,000 bonus prize to the app that makes the most innovative use of ACS. This may be given as a stand-alone prize or in addition to one of the other prizes. All prizes will be presented at CODESTRONG 2012 in San Francisco from October 21-23, 2012.

Apps entered into the Mobile Developer Challenge can be built for consumers, businesses or social good. Entries will be judged based on depth of integration, utility, user experience, and originality of concept. For rules and submission information, visit appcelerator.challengepost.com.

Offering a pre-built library of common services, ACS enables developers to deliver cloud-connected mobile apps in a fraction of the time with lower costs and risks. Delivered over the cloud, ACS scales based on user adoption and provides a secure, reliable and highly available mobile backend. ACS allows developers to:

  • Create a server-side backend instantly via the cloud
  • Launch and scale an app automatically
  • Eliminate server coding and administration

Get started with Appcelerator Cloud Services for FREE at: http://www.appcelerator.com/plans-pricing/

About CODESTRONG
Mobile Developer Conference: CODESTRONG, Appcelerator’s annual mobile conference, will take place in San Francisco at the Intercontinental Hotel on October 21-23, 2012. The conference will discuss the latest trends in mobile strategy and development, with two days of executive keynotes, 30+ breakout sessions, and a Hack to Help Hackathon. Get $300 off early bird registration today at www.codestrong.com.

About Appcelerator
Appcelerator’s Titanium is the leading mobile platform of choice for thousands of companies seizing the mobile opportunity. With more than 40,000 applications deployed on 50 million devices, Appcelerator’s award-winning Titanium Platform leverages over 5,000 mobile devices and operating system APIs to create native iOS and Android apps, and HTML5 mobile web apps. Customers who standardize on the Titanium Platform get to market 70% faster and can quickly optimize business results with analytics-driven insights into user behavior and app performance. Open and fully extensible, Titanium makes it easy to integrate data, content and services from a variety of sources into mobile applications to leverage best-of-breed capabilities. Appcelerator Cloud Services (ACS) provides instant social, location, communication and content features for user-centric mobility. Appcelerator’s worldwide ecosystem includes 300,000 mobile developers and hundreds of ISVs and integration partners. Visit www.appcelerator.com .

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