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Springer opens second API challenge

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Springer has announced its second competition for original, non-commercial applications using its freely-available metadata and content APIs (application programming interfaces).

The Springer API Challenge 1.0 asked participants to develop applications that offer users new ways to find, visualise, and manipulate data from Springer’s content database. The Springer API Challenge 2.0 is a goal-directed competition to develop more specific solutions. Entries in this second challenge will using the following APIs: Springer Metadata API; SpringerImages API; and SpringerOpen Access API. Mashups of Springer APIs with open-sourced (and non-copyrighted) data are encouraged.

Entries must be submitted by 31 May 2012 and will be evaluated by an interdisciplinary panel of judges who will rank them on relevance to the stated goal, creativity and originality, user experience and design, and value and benefit. The winners will be announced in June 2012.