If there is a season for contests, this must be it. Recently, Ifbyphone announced a $1,000 prize for the best iPhone mashup, and now Viximo is calling for entries to its VixML Life of the Party Contest.
The top prize is $5,000 to the "creator who builds the best iPhone application the world has ever seen using VixML," the company says in an announcement.
Viximo markets a development tool kit based on the XML format to create apps for the iPhone and iPod touch. It's so simple, the company claims, that anyone who knows how to write a Web page can create an app. Viximo says its new SDK gives designers, animators and developers a fast, easy way to create animated and interactive iPhone and iPod touch content.
The entries will be judged in three areas: One, originality, inventiveness and interactivity; Two, creative use of the VixML content development toolkit; and Three, "overall awesomeness," however Viximo defines the term.
The judges are: Gizmodo's John Mahoney; graphic/Web designer, Justine Ezarik; carbonmade.com's Spencer Fry; Viximo's Jon Klein, the developer of VixML; Jeff Gamet, Managing Editor of the Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com and Robert Palmer, editing of TUAW (the unofficial mac weblog).
The contest runs from now until March 24 and the winner will be announced on April 1.
Vixmo recently introduced TrueFlirt and TrueFlirt Lite to the App Store. The apps enable lovey-doveys to flirt via text messaging. AppCraver gave TrueFlirt high marks in a February review. We also interviewed Viximo's Rob Frasca, CEO and Jon Klein, developer of TrueFlirt and the VixML toolkit in January.
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