Open APIs are increasingly important to digital media innovation, allowing the developer community to unlock new features and functionality. The winning apps demonstrate fresh approaches to content aggregation, social commerce, and mobility.
-Roger Neal, Executive Director of NYC Media Lab
NYC Media Lab just announced the winners of Media Mash 2012, a competition for software developers to create mashups from more than 50 popular media and tech APIs. Over a four-month period, developers competed for a prize pool of $10,000 and came up with 18 creative apps.
Winners of the Best Overall Mashup and Student prizes were determined by a nine-person judging panel of noteworthy leaders in the media and technology industries. The Popular Choice Award winner was crowned by the public, who voted over a month-long period.
Best Overall Mashups
Popular Choice Award ($2,000)
Student Award ($1,000)
Thanks to everyone who participated and made the challenge a great success! View the winners and all 18 awesome mashups in the Application Gallery.
By MeganJul 31 Comments
Software developers: there is just one week left to submit an app for NYC Media Lab’s Media Mash competition!
NYC Media Lab is inviting you to share new and existing mashups that use data, APIs, and RSS feeds from media and technology companies like Facebook, Foursquare, Google, Instapaper, Newscred, NPR, Tumblr, and dozens more.
In addition to promotion and exposure, those who enter will qualify to win some fantastic cash prizes:
Visit MediaMash.ChallengePost.com to get started today!
By MeganJun 13
Software developers: have an app idea that involves a media-related API?
NYC Media Lab invites you to participate in Media Mash 2012, an application challenge aiming to connect media organizations with the developer community. All you have to do is create a mashup that uses at least one of the supporting media and tech company’s APIs, feeds, or datasets. Apps can run on the web, desktop computers, tablets, and mobile phones.
The most innovative apps will be awarded $10,000 in cash prizes in the following categories:
With a distinguished judging panel featuring influential leaders in tech and media, this is a fantastic opportunity to make something great, and showcase your talents.
Explore the list of APIs, and register to enter at MediaMash.ChallengePost.com. The deadline has recently been extended to June 20. There’s still plenty of time to mash up something awesome!
By SamanthaMay 24 Comments
Want to work more closely with media & tech companies? This is your chance.
NYC Media Lab today launched Media Mash, an app development competition that challenges software developers and students to mash up data from the city’s top media and tech companies to create new insights, experiences, and business models.
$10,000 in prizes will be awarded for the most innovative apps that run on the web, desktop computers, tablets, or mobile phones. With a distinguished judging panel featuring influential leaders in tech and media, this is a fantastic opportunity to make something great, and get your work noticed.
The competition features more than 40 APIs, feeds, and data from a variety of companies, including bitly, CBS Sports Fantasy, Etsy, Facebook, foursquare, The New York Times, PBS, Rolling Stone, Tumblr, and many more.
Register to enter at MediaMash.ChallengePost.com, and start fueling your app with great data!
About NYC Media Lab
NYC Media Lab (www.nycmedialab.org) connects companies seeking to advance new media technologies with academic institutions, and was launched by NYCEDC, NYU-Poly, and Columbia University to tackle the big questions facing the media industry today, with the goal of generating research, knowledge transfer, talent development, R&D, and new business models.
By SamanthaMar 8 Comments