Contest With a Twist: Non-Mobile Location Apps?

Adam DuVander
Mar. 14 2011, 12:00AM EDT

Mobile may be the rage, but there's a whole breed of location applications possible from desktop and laptop computers. The trick is IP geolocation and the company behind the Quova API wants developers to push the boundaries with its new contest. The company will announce the contest today at SXSW, but Quova's Laurie Anne Lassek gave us a sneak peek yesterday (see video embedded below).

The contest site builds the case for non-mobile location applications:

Build the coolest location enabled Web app or website that captures users' attention, engagement and clicks using Quova's API. After all, 80 percent of consumer disposable income is spent within 10 miles of home, so why not localize your Web properties.

The winner gets a free trip to Future of Web Apps Las Vegas and anyone can enter concepts to be entered into random $500 drawings.

We looked deeper into Quova when the company launched its free IP geolocation API in November.

Adam DuVander Hi! I'm Developer Communications Director for SendGrid and former Executive Editor of ProgrammableWeb. I currently serve as a Contributing Editor. If you have API news, or are interested in writing for ProgrammableWeb, please contact editor@programmableweb.com Though I'm a fan of anything API-related, my particular interest is in mapping. I've published a how-to book, Map Scripting 101, to get anyone started making maps on websites. In a not-so-distant past life I wrote for Wired and Webmonkey.

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