On Boxee Blog by Andrew Kippen
If you’re a developer and you’re looking for a new project to fill your early morning, caffeine-infused hours, look no further. We’ve teamed up with Twilio, a powerful new service to let developers add SMS & calling functionality to web apps, to launch the “TV Meets Telephony” Hack challenge.
The clock starts now on a joint Boxee & Twilio dev contest that will be running until April 12th at midnight PDT. All you need to do is unite the telephone and the television in an awesome way using Twilio and Boxee. For this you will be rewarded with a treasure trove of prizes.
What’s in this trove? First place gets a Boxee Box before it is available in stores along with a killer netbook from Twilio. Second place will get a Boxee-ready Acer Revo PC along with a netbook. And since we don’t like leaving anyone out – every team/developer competing will get the finest in Boxee and Twilio threads.
If that wasn’t enough, for the contest’s big finale we will be holding a 29-hour blowout Hack Day April 10th at Twilio’s offices in SF and Boxee’s offices in Manhattan. Crews from Boxee and Twilio will be on hand to demo API features, answer questions, distribute swag, and, of course, get some serious hack on with a marathon, bicoastal coding session linked via webcam.
How can you get started?
Check Boxee’s developer documentation here: http://developer.boxee.tv/Main_Page
Or peruse a step-by-step guide to building your first app by Rob Spectre here: http://www.gonzee.tv/?series=89
Then check out Twilio’s excellent developer resources here: http://www.twilio.com/docs/index
May the best app win!