Build Science Apps in Springer API Challenge 2.0

Romin Irani
Jan. 10 2012, 12:00PM EST

Springer, a leading scientific publisher of books and journals is building on the success of its first API contest that it had held a year back. The Springer API Challenge 1.0 contest had seen Springer Quotes, a web application to search and read articles from Springer win the top honors. Now its in second year, the Springer API Challenge 2.0 is more focused and wants developers to showcase applications that make use of specific APIs and criteria.

The Springer API Challenge 2.0 is open until May 31 and invites developers to focus on creating applications using these Springer APIs:

  • Spring Metadata API : Provides information to over 5 million documents provided by Springer.
  • SpringerImages API : Provides images and related text for over 300,000 free images available on SpringerImages.
  • SpringerOpen Access API: Provides metadata, full-text content, and images for over 80,000 open access articles from BioMed Central and SpringerOpen journals.

You must strictly write your application using any of the above APIs and must meet the goals identified for each API at the official site.

To get registered for the contest, you need to register for a user account with Mashery and then apply for a key to Springer at SpringerAPIChallenge@springer.com. For more details on the Springer API, refer to the developer site and read the official rules of the Springer API Challenge 2.0.

The winners will be announced in June and top 3 applications shall win cash prizes of $8K, $4K and $2K respectively.

For more contests, refer to our contests page.

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