Lollapalooza 2012 Invites Entries for Official Fan App

Lollapalooza 2012, a major U.S. music festival is only a few months away. With top of the line artists and attendees, the Event can sure do with an application that can provide fans with all the information they need about artists, events and the happenings at Lollapalooza 2012. Here is your chance to take centre stage and get your app selected as the Official Fan App for Lollapalooza 2012.

HackLolla 2012, powered by ChallengePost is the the developer challenge where you are invited to submit your application and not just win prizes but get widespread promotion to all their fans and even get promoted on the jumbotron screens at the Festival.

The contest runs from May 15th to Jun 25th. Judging will take place for the next two weeks, including public voting. The winners will be announced on July 17, just in time before Festival, which is scheduled to be held on August 3-5 in Grant Park, Chicago. The Grand Prize is tickets, hotel stay and 2 Sold Out passes to the event.

The application should provide music fans the ultimate experience at the Event. This will need not only access to artist data, venues and events but you will need to get creative and possibly mashup data from location and social sites to track most popular events, ratings, parties and much more. The Lollapalooza API, powered by DoStuff Media provides data for Events, Bands, Updates and much more.

The contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia) and Canada (excluding Quebec). To enter the contest, get yourself an API key from DoStuffMedia, build your app, create an account at Hacklolla Contest site and submit your app before the deadline i.e. June 25th. So get going and let your application rock Lollapalooza 2012.

For official rules on the contest, visit the HackLolla site.

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