Boxee tries to attract attention to its recently published API by starting App Dev Challenge. It’ll have 3 categories: Video, Music and Photos. In each category it’ll be two prizers – a People’s Choice award (prize – intelligent NAS Drobo) and a Judge’s Choice award (prize – Sony Bravia XBR9 46″). Developers have a time to submit their applications till June 14th at 11:59pm PT. Voting will take place between June 15th – June 22nd. The winners will be announced on the boxee event in San Francisco on June 23rd. Hurry up, guys! The sooner submitted applications have more chances to be popular.
Note that the challenge is not restricted by US or Canada citizens. So, anybody from “the milky-way galaxy” can participate.
As en example of application for the Boxee App Dev Challenge I’d like to give integration XBMC and VDR – Video Disk Recorder. Since Boxee is based on the XBMC code that approach should work with it as well. Integration with VDR brings the PVR functionality to Boxee which can add more users to that social media center software.