PayPal Developer Challenge: Dates to remember

PayPal recently announced its X Developer Challenge. The contest features a Grand Prize of $100,000 for the most innovative new app built using the PayPal X platform. The top entries will be selected by PayPal and its developers invited to exhibit their applications at the PayPal X Innovate 2010 Conference, October 26-27, in San Francisco.

Challenge logoYahoo! Developer Network is one of several X Award sponsors. We're offering a prize of $10,000 for the best integration of PayPal APIs with Yahoo! technologies, and we'd love for you to participate.

If you register your application idea on the PayPal X website by August 4, 2010, you'll also be eligible for a chance to win one of 10 iPads. This contest in not limited to U.S. entrants but it is governed by California and U.S. law. (Yahoo! employees and their immediate families are not eligible. Read the official rules for all the details.)

So what should you build? Think about apps that use PayPal's payment APIs in new and innovative ways. Wow us with apps that are inventive, useful, and fun to use! Combine PayPal APIs with: YAP (Yahoo! Application Platform), YOS (our social platform APIs), YQL(Yahoo! Query Language), or any of our developer offerings.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with. Got questions? Stop by the YDN X Award forum.

U.K. Developer Challenge demo evening: On Tuesday, July 20, John Lunn from PayPal and Christian Heilmann of Yahoo! Developer Network will walk you through the APIs and answer your questions at a developer evening in East London.

Here are some other dates to remember:

September 1: If your application uses any of PayPal’s products which require approval, you must submit your application for approval by this date. Note that the approval process is independent of your contest submission, so you’ll still need to submit your application for the contest by September 22.

September 22: Your contest submission must be complete by this date. By this point, you application must have been approved (if using any PayPal products that require approval), your application must be functional, all relevant fields in this submission form must have been completed, and you must have uploaded your 2-minute video. Please note that anything you submit to us will be public on September 23.

For more news and info about the PayPal X Developer Challenge, check out #xcontest on Twitter, or just follow @ydn.

Good luck and happy hacking!