Factual Dataset + IndexTank API Contest

Factual has announced a new contest. They are encouraging users to buid an app that uses both IndexTank real-time custom search API and Factual's dataset of 14M US businesses.

Contest Prizes are:

  • First Place - IPad 2
  • Second Place - Parrot Quadcopter Air Drone
  • Third Place - Amazon Kindle
All contest particpants who submit a live app get a free t-shirt from IndexTank & Factual and featured in IndexTank's App Gallery

Contest participants are charged with building innovative local business apps using the two services:

To get started: Contest submissions are judged upon the following criteria:
  • Usefulness
  • Creativity
  • Elegance/Efficiency
  • The extent to which it takes advantage of IndexTank's features and Factual's data.
  • Extra points if you incorporate Factual's RESTful write API to allow for your users to edit the data.
  • Extra points for making the source code publicly available (GitHub, Google Code, etc.) within 24 hours of the contest deadline.
Contest judges are:
  • Diego Basch, CEO IndexTank (@dbasch)
  • Bill Michels, Factual VP Developer Platform (@bill_michels)
  • Nelson Cheng (Angel Investor & Filmaker)
  • Othman Laraki, Twitter / GeoAPI (@othman)
Contest dates are:
  • Contest begins April 1st at 12:01 am, Pacific Daylight Saving Time.
  • Contest ends April 15th, 2011 at noon, Pacific Daylight Saving Time?.
  • Notification of winners on April 25th, 2011
Visit, the Factual blog for more information and you can email them at [email protected]