Launching our developer competition was a little scary. We wondered whether anyone would participate and, if they did, what would the quality and innovation of the entries be like. Once the submissions started rolling in for the first ever Evernote Developer Competition there was a collective sigh of relief at HQ—these things were awesome!
Nearly 1,000 developers from every corner of the globe entered our competition and, after many many hours of testing and fierce debate, we’ve whittled the list down to the most compelling six. Our decisions were based on a few concepts:
- Does the integration work well and feel polished?
- Does the integration show an unexpected side of Evernote?
- Does the integration address a need expressed by our user community?
- Does this integration have the potential to inspire new types of applications?
- Is the integration just plain cool?
Your vote counts
Below are the six finalists. Each received $5,000 and now they’re vying for $50,000, and the honor of being the first Evernote Developer Competition Winner. Take a look at each submission, watch their video, play with the app (if it’s available), and place a vote. Vote for the idea you love, even if it isn’t available for your device or platform. The best way to encourage the developers to keep working on a great idea is to show them some love. Vote now!
You can vote once per day. You may be asked to log into Twitter to vote so that we can make sure there’s no cheating. Don’t worry we will not post anything on your behalf. Community vote counts for a third of the total vote. The rest will be split between our judging panel and live voting at the Evernote Trunk Conference.
Colorstrache offers a new way for Evernote users to browse and search their notes: by color. Click on the color wheel and image notes containing that color appear. This is a great way to get a completely new view into your Evernote account.
MyWorld by Wikitude
MyWorld allows you to save the places you love in Evernote, then view them on a map in Facebook. You can then share your favorites with friends and view all the fun places they’ve been.
Notablemeals is the stress-free way to remember your meals. Use the simple interface to find your restaurant, take notes about your meal, snap photos, record audio, and even give a star rating. Then, everything syncs to Evernote into a beautifully formatted note.
Sniptastic! is a set of tools that let you share and organize code snippets. Store snippets in Evernote and view them in Sniptastic, where they’re formatted for the language of your choice—the perfect way to always have all of your snippets at your fingertips.
Touchanote brings the note storage and organization capabilities of Evernote together with the convenience of Near Field Communication (NFC) one-touch technology. Assign a note from your account to an NFC tag, then tap the tag to bring up the note. Imagine tapping your fridge to bring up your shopping list before heading to the store or your desk in class to bring your class notes.
Zendone is a personal productivity tool based on the Getting Things Done methodogy. It offers a powerful, well-designed interface for implementing the GTD workflow, using Evernote for collecting and archiving all of your projects and tasks.
Two more prizes still to be announced
We also have two additional winners that will be announced at the Evernote Trunk Conference: Student Prize and Wildcard Prize. The Student Prize will go to the best submission by a student and Wildcard will be for the most unexpected and surprising use of Evernote. Each will win $10,000!
A big congratulations to our finalists and huge thanks to all the developers that entered the competition. Most of the entries are fantastic, incredibly useful application and integrations, and will be making their way in the Evernote Trunk in the coming weeks and months.
Join us at the Evernote Trunk Conference for all of the winner announcements and for an exciting day-long agenda on topics ranging ranging from working with our API to building a successful startup to becoming an Evernote power user. >Register today!