Salesforce.com announces $1M hackathon - Mobile World Live

Salesforce.com announces $1M hackathon

29 OCT 2013

Enterprise software provider Salesforce.com announced a hackathon with a top prize of $1 million, in which developers will be asked to build mobile apps for the Salesforce.com cloud platform.

The Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon will take place in the Developer Zone at the company’s Dreamforce user conference (18 November to 21 November 2013). Hacker passes will be available for $99, providing access to the event.

Developers can make use of the Force.com platform along with developer tools such as Heroku, ExactTarget Fuel and Mobile Services, when building their apps.

Those looking to take part must submit their apps by 20 November and the winner will be announced at the event on the following day.

Adam Seligman, vice president of Salesforce Platform developer and partner marketing, said the technology industry is “in the midst of a mobile app renaissance” and that the Salesforce.com platform provides mobile, social and cloud services to build increasingly productive apps for enterprises.

In separate news, Do.com, the task management app acquired by Salesforce.com early in 2011 will be discontinued after 31 January 2014. An export tool is due to be made available on 15 November to allow users to remove their data from the service.

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