PayPal X Developer Challenge deadline fast approaching

This is a Guest Post post from Naveed Anwar, Senior Director of Developer Network, PayPal.

Hi everyone,

Hope you had a good summer and are settling back into your fall routine. Naveed Anwar here, Sr. Director of the PayPal Developer Network, and I’d like to remind you that the deadline for the PayPal X Developer Challenge is quickly approaching.

Submit your applications for a chance to win up to $160,000. The date to submit your application for approval is September 1st. You can complete the remaining submission details by the contest deadline of September 22nd.

The PayPal X Developer Challenge promotes and rewards innovative apps that will not only win the contest, but could also go on to become successful businesses. So build the apps you have been dreaming about and enter the challenge today!

We are looking for the most innovative use of PayPal's products in any way you can dream up, not strictly payments. What could win you the Grand Prize of $100,000? Well, your app needs to be innovative and buzz-worthy, a viable business concept, and should "change the way we pay." Find out more about the contest details and judging criteria here.

In addition to the $100K Grand Prize, the Yahoo! Developer Network is sponsoring a $10K X Award for the application that best integrates Yahoo! technologies — YAP, YOS, YQL, or any of Yahoo’s developer offerings — with PayPal X APIs. You can check out the details of all seven X Awards at the Awards page of the contest.

Don’t delay! Go to the challenge homepage and submit your app.

For any questions and comments, you can email the PayPal X Developer Challenge team, check out the FAQs, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. To see detailed rules, refer to the terms and conditions.

The finalists will be invited to showcase their apps and the winners will be announced at Innovate 2010 on October 27th.

I look forward to your great submissions and to joining you at Innovate 2010!


This Guest Post blog post was contributed by PayPal.

Naveed AnwarNaveed Anwar
Senior Director of Developer Network, PayPal