Popular cloud-stored notes app Evernote recently announced its first contest. Developers can use the Evernote API to build apps that help users remember and track anything using photos and text. The contest is serious, with big prizes: $50,000 to the winner, and $50,000 more in prizes up for grabs.
A few months ago, ProgrammableWeb announced the release of Heroku’s Platform API, which allowed developers to integrate the Heroku platform with third party applications and services. Now, Heroku has launched a public beta for OAuth 2.0 support for the Platform API. OAuth 2.0 support allows developers to control service needs as opposed to offering full service access to all user accounts.
Despite the rise in the number of programming languages and developer frameworks, it is still not an easy task to develop a mobile application powered by a server side infrastructure. You not only have to worry about selecting a platform/language of choice but also consider items like storage, application logic and much more. Parse and Box.net have come together to make things easier for you.