GENBAND, an established global developer of IP infrastructure solutions, has now joined hands with Polycom for its second annual GENFuzion Developer Challenge. This app developer competition, which commenced in September this year, will be open till January 2013, with the winners being announced at the end of January 2013.
The GENFuzion Developer Challenge is designed to expand the reach of third party applications powered by the GENBAND A2 Unified Communications Application Server. This year, the program aims to encourage participants to develop applications which further enhance the existing functionality of Polycom IP voice solutions.
Senior Vice President, Product and Solutions Marketing at Polycom, Jim Kruger, had this to say about the competition: “By opening the new GENBAND RESTful APIs to developers and providing a collaborative testing environment for application development, GENBAND has created an outstanding developer eco-system for fostering innovation.” Mark Pugerude, President of Global Sales and Marketing for GENBAND, stated, “We are excited to add Polycom as a key partner and welcome their extensive knowledge and expertise in providing world-class IP voice and video solutions. Polycom’s advanced IP phones allow us to extend our unified communications and provide developers with even more possibilities to deliver creative applications that our combined customers can leverage.”
The GENFuzion Developer Challenge will choose the top three applications, from across several categories, including IP Phones, Converged Applications, Family Applications and so on. The winning developers will be honored with special mentions and will also be awarded cash prizes of $20,000, $15,000 and $10,000 respectively.
Developers desirous of participating should fulfil the following conditions:
They should become part of the GENFuzion Developer Community.
Each application should employ the GENBAND A2 Communications Application Server
Those interested in the IP Phone Apps category should make use of Polycom APIs. Each entrant will be provided with two Polycom VVX500 IP Phones for testing purposes.
Those interested to participate in the GENFuzion Developer Challenge can visit the GENBAND Website for more details.
Latest Update: The contest has closed and GENBAND has announced the winners of its second annual developer challenge.