Mobile Devs Going to SXSW Should Join the Circus

Adam DuVander
Feb. 28 2011, 07:12PM EST

The last year has seen a virtual worldwide tour of app contests, finding the best mobile developers across the globe. In March it comes to North America for only the second time, in Texas for SXSW. The App Circus, as it's called, is looking for mobile apps to showcase, and the deadline is fast approaching.

You can submit your app for consideration and learn more about the logistics at the App Circus SXSW site. There's a special treat in this for API developers. If you use the CityGrid API and you're selected as one of the ten finalists, you get $1,000.

Mobile is heavily impacted by APIs and vice-versa, as we discussed in Hey Mobile, Thanks for All the APIs. The same has played out at the many App Circus events the last year. For example, UrbanStep (seen above) helps users of multiple platforms find bus arrival times for the largest cities in Spain.

In Texas, App Circus is bound to have an American flair. But regardless of where you're from, if you're a mobile developer traveling to Austin for SXSW, put your name in the hat and you might end up in the center ring.

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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