Just because the economy is down doesn't mean that there isn't cash kicking around in the name of innovation. Xtify and Intuit are offering "up to $12,500" to developers in a location-based service app contest to promote the Intuit Partner Platform.
As the PR folks put it:
To reward innovation in the use of location technology, Intuit and Xtify are offering up to $12,500 in prize money to the top location applications for two prizes: one determined by a panel of judges and second based on user adoption of entrant applications.
To enter the contest, entrants must create and release a small-business-focused application built on the Intuit Partner Platform that leverages Xtify's location-enabling platform. The Xtify API allows Web applications to utilize location data tracked by a thin client running on BlackBerry®, Google Android, Windows® Mobile and Symbian OS™ smartphones.
Got game when it comes to developing LBS apps for smartphones? Head on over to http://www.developer.intuit.com/appcontest for all of the details. Contest starts April 23 and the deadline is June 23.
For the record, this contest has nothing to do with me or PhoneDog.com. We're just telling you about it. But when you win, drop me a line so I can check out your app!