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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2372 - September 17, 2010 - ISSN 1539-5065    1 of 5

Etsy Launches First Etsy API Handmade Code Contest

By Ina Steiner
September 17, 2010

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Etsy has launched its first Etsy API Handmade Code Contest encouraging developers to use version 2 of its API to build applications for Etsy users. The contest runs from September 15 through, October 15, 2010, and Etsy is giving away a total of $17,500 to the winners.

Etsy is looking for applications in three broad categories: Buyer Tools; Seller Tools; and Mobile (applications that bring Etsy to mobile phones and hand-held devices). On October 29, 2010, Etsy will award grand prizes of $5,000 in each category. Five additional $500 "honorable hack" awards will also be awarded at the judges' discretion.

The Etsy API Handmade Code Contest is open to residents of the United States, Australia, Canada (except Québec), Germany and the United Kingdom who are at least 18 years of age as of September 15, 2010.

Existing third-party tools are listed on this page.

About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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