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This article was published on August 5, 2010

    Fox holding a developer contest for new “Fringe” app

    Fox holding a developer contest for new “Fringe” app
    Chad Catacchio
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    Chad Catacchio

    Chad Catacchio is a contributor writing on a variety of topics in tech. He has held management positions at a number of tech companies in th Chad Catacchio is a contributor writing on a variety of topics in tech. He has held management positions at a number of tech companies in the US and China. Check out his personal blog to connect with him or follow him on Twitter (if you dare).

    Fox and the AppNation developer conference are holding a “Pimp my app” contest to develop a mobile app for the hit TV show “Fringe”. The contest is free to enter and the winer receives $10,000 – so not a bad deal at all.

    The contest started yesterday and goes until September 3, and the winners will be announced at the AppNation conference on September 13-14.

    According to the contest rules, Fox wants developers to get creative and mix things up, Fringe-style;

    “We encourage you to include additional functionality and mash up your app with location-based services and components, augmented reality, streaming of real-time video and data, sharing and messaging functionality, and other added functionality and tools;”

    The judging criteria (Fox will do all of the judging) includes ease of use; general look and feel; innovative features; and best use of the application technology to deepen consumer engagement with the Fringe brand.
    So, if you’re a developer in this universe, will you bringing out your inner Walter to make the new Fringe app?