Continuing from yesterday's note on mashup contest news, there are more contest happenings: Google recently announced the winners for their desktop gadgets contest for mashups built using their Google Desktop API. Lots of entries there as well. Winner is the handy diGGGadget that brings Digg directly on your desktop: "Browse all the topics and categories. Share news with friends or watch your digg news in a slideshow which is personalized news based on your favorite topics". And for later in November there are two Voice over IP (VoIP) contests:
- AOL AIM Phoneline Developers’ Challenge: Build something creative with the new AIM Phoneline API. Their site suggests one possibility: Integrate the MapQuest API [also from AOL] with AIM Phoneline and enable users to locate a nearby delivery restaurant and then click-to-call to place an order.
- Global IP Sound's VoiceEngine VIP (Very Innovative Product) Application Contest 2006: Here's another chance to win prizes for building a VoIP application, in this case using their VoiceEngine Lite API to a game, a peer-to-peer or other application.