Canpages announced today the launch of its nation-wide Application Programming Interface (API) contest for smart phone application developers on the iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and web platforms. The contest kicks off the opening of Canpages’ API to provide access to more than 1,000,000 business listings across Canada and will reward one grand prize winner $5K in cash, as well as three runners-up with $1,000.
Starting today until March 28th, developers have four weeks to develop an application leveraging Canpages’ listings database for the iPhone, BlackBerry, Android or web platforms along with a video showcasing how the application works.
Voting will open to the public between March 15th and March 28th on the site. The popular vote will designate four applications, at which point Canpages’ will decide on the grand prize winner. On March 29th, Canpages will announce the grand prize application and three runners up. Along with the cash prizes, winners will have their applications featured on Canpages.ca.