You may remember our Twilio and Box mashup contest from last year. Since then, we’ve all been hard at work bringing instant satisfaction to the cloud and our friends over at Box just released a new irresistible feature.
Announced today, Instant Mode is the ability to provision Box storage in a user’s account without authentication – it is as simple as passing an email address. This new RESTful endpoint creates a folder within the account that only accessible by your app and the best part is that the user doesn’t even need a Box account. Users without an account will have the storage created and associated with their email address. Users with an account will see it appear in their account just like the rest of their Box folders.
We’re so stoked about this new version of the Box API we’re celebrating it the best way we know how – a slambang developer contest! This will be the first developer contest featuring Box’s new Instant Mode feature and they are opening the beta for the Twilio developer community. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your API key enabled.
The Box Innovation Network and Twilio have posted quite a bounty up for grabs, and we encourage previous participants and runner ups to build out their apps and submit again. In addition to having your app profiled on the Twilio and Box blog, you’ll have the opportunity to win the following prizes:
- A ticket to the 2012 Twilio Conference
- Free 50GB Box Account
- Kindle Fire
- Kindle with a $50 Amazon Gift Card
- $50 Twilio Credit
The Challenge: Build a Twilio and Box App
Guys, have you seen the cool stuff going on at Box lately? Build custom workflows and interfaces, access the Box event stream data and updates to find trending data or build better collaboration tools, deploy as a content service, or go totally mobile with BoxOne Cloud iOS SDK. Excited to get started yet?
- Sign up for a free Box Account, grab an API Key, and dig into the documentation
- Sign up for a free Twilio Account, purchase a number and dig into the documentation
- Go mobile: Box and Twilio both have native iOS SDKs
Get Your App into the Spotlight
Make sure to submit your app by Sunday, May 6th before midnight Pacific using this form. Bonus points for submission to Twilio App Gallery and Programmable Web, and don’t forget to sign up to be a part of the Box Innovation Network.
You’ll also get a special profile on the Twilio and Box developer blog. All of these things help get your app out into the community and build up your developer street cred. Plus, we just really dig sharing the cool things you build.
- Entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM PST Sunday May 6th
- Entries must use Twilio API and Box API
- Entry must be accompanied by a video or screencast
- Entry cannot be an app that has previously won a Twilio Developer Contest
- Bonus points for submission to the Twilio App Gallery and Programmable Web
What’s This Developer Contest All About?
Every month, we encourage developers to build something awesome with a Twilio-powered contest. As a language agnostic platform for cloud communications, we want developers of every shape, size and stripe to solve problems and grab a little glory using Twilio. To kickstart the creative process, we run these developer contests every month.