about 2 years ago

And the winners are . . .

The votes are in! Go to the challenge gallery to congratulate the winners and celebrate all of the awesome submissions. We hope you had fun exploring Context.IO API's with us.

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.

Et les gagnants sont . . . 

Les votes sont clos. Rendez-vous à la galerie du défi pour féliciter les gagnants et célébrer toutes les soumissions. Nous espérons que vous vous êtes amusés à explorer l’API Context.IO avec nous.

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about 2 years ago

Last call for votes

If you haven’t cast your vote yet, there’s still time. The polls will remain open until 5pm EDT on September 17. Spread the word and tell your friends & family to vote for you!

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.

Dernier appel pour les votes

Si vous n’avez pas encore voté, il reste encore du temps. Vous pouvez voter jusqu’au 17 septembre 17h HAE. Faites passer le mot et parlez-en à vos amis et à votre famille…

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about 2 years ago

Vote for your favorite email app!

Thanks so much for your hard work. Now, it’s your turn to pick the winner! Browse the Submission Gallery and vote for your favorite submission. Be sure to spread the word through your social networks, too. The last day to vote is September 17.

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.

Votez pour votre application de messagerie préférée!

Merci beaucoup pour votre travail acharné. Maintenant, c’est à vous de désigner le gagnant! Parcourez la Galerie de soumission et…

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about 2 years ago

Deadline clarification

Hi everyone,

We're sorry for all the confusion on deadlines. To clear it all up: The deadline for submitting a project is this Tuesday, September 1, at 5pm EDT

To find out what time that is in your city, check here.

Any other questions/concerns? Send us an email at support@devpost.com.

~ Devpost Team

La clarification de la date limite

Salut tout le monde,

Nous sommes désolé pour la confusion sur les délais . Pour effacer tout ça : La date limite pour soumettre un projet est ce mardi , Septembre 1, à 17 heures HAE .

Pour savoir…

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about 2 years ago

Last call for submissions - correction

The last deadline reminder you received contained a link to an incorrect timeanddate.com deadline tracker. Just so there's no confusion, the submission deadline is Tuesday, September 1, at 5pm EDT. Here's the correct link to the time zone conversion:

Find out what time that is in your city.

QUESTIONS?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.

DERNIER APPEL POUR VOS SOUMISSIONS

Le dernier délai de rappel que vous avez reçu contient un lien vers un incorrecte délai de…

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about 2 years ago

Last call for submissions

The deadline is just around the corner and this is your last chance to submit your app. The deadline is September 1 at 5pm EDT. Find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.

Dernier appel pour vos soumissions

La date limite est bientôt là et c’est votre dernière chance afin de soumettre votre application. La date limite est le 1er septembre à 17:00 HAE. Trouvez à quelle

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about 2 years ago

One week to go - don't forget your video!

There’s only one week left to submit your app. The deadline is September 1 at 5pm EDT. Find out what time that is in your city. Remember, a demo video of your app is required to be eligible for prizes. Upload it to Youtube, Vimeo, or Youku and include the video URL in your submission BEFORE the deadline. No video = no prizes.

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.

Il reste une semaine : c’est

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about 2 years ago

Last chance for office hours Monday 8/24

Still have questions about the Context.IO API? We're holding one more session of virtual office hours with Tony Blank on Monday, 8/24, at 12pm ET. Just go to the Google Hangout and we'll regale you with tips, advice, and, knowing Tony, a couple of good stories. 

Have a question but can't attend office hours? Shoot us an email and we'll get back you ASAP: support@devpost.com.

 

 

 


about 2 years ago

Two weeks to go, submit early!

There are two weeks left in the Context.IO App Challenge! Submissions are due September 1 before 5pm EDT. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you’re just joining us, please read the Quick-Start guide and take a look at the Resources page.

Submission checklist

Before you say “Ship it!”, make sure you run through this list:

  • Have you explained how your submission integrates the Context.IO API?
  • Have you created a submission video? Does your video clearly demonstrate what your app does? Is it less than five minutes long?
  • Have you included at least one or more…

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about 2 years ago

Virtual office hours reminder: Pick Tony's brain on 8/18

The third episode of virtual office hours w/ Context.IO's senior developer evangelist, Tony Blank, happens tomorrow at 12pm ET. Last week’s Q&A featured a surprise virtual tour of Tony’s swag hotel room, replete w/ Jacuzzi; he was in Wisconsin to speak at That Conference.

"Hot tubs for geeks" aside, we got some great questions last week — here are a few of the things Tony talked about:

  • What hoops must I jump through to get emails sent from my app to be accepted on the whitelist of acceptable receipts?
  • On the topic of privacy, what's the best way for…

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about 2 years ago

Three weeks left!

There are only three weeks left in the Context.IO App Challenge! Beat the deadline rush by getting your submission ready early. The deadline is September 1 at 5pm EDT. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven’t started a draft yet, do it now. And if you’re just getting started, read the official rules and follow the Quick-Start guide.

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.

Il reste 3 semaines!

Il…

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about 2 years ago

Reminder: Virtual office hours Tues 8/11

Just a quick reminder that Context.IO's senior developer evangelist, Tony Blank, will be hanging out online tomorrow to answer your questions, give feedback on your app ideas, and generally shoot the breeze and talk shop. You can find him in this Google Hangout starting at 5pm ET

We got some awesome questions last week--here are a few of the things Tony talked about:

  • Our users will sign up using Office365/Outlook accounts. Some will have forwarding set on that account to pass it off to Gmail or other providers. Will Context.IO still intercept those 365 messages? Or will the forwarding interrupt…

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about 2 years ago

One month left, start your draft now

There’s one month left in the Context.IO App Challenge. Submissions are due September 1 before 5pm EDT.

Start your draft now

Take a look at the submission form and make sure that your app meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component! And remember: once you begin a draft, you can save and edit it at any time prior to the deadline.

Prepare your video

Your submission must include a video illustrating your app and explaining how your submission integrates Context.IO’s APIs.

Too often, participants leave this video…

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about 2 years ago

Reminder: Virtual office hours Wed 8/5

Just a quick reminder that Context.IO's senior developer evangelist, Tony Blank, will be hanging out online tomorrow to answer your questions, give feedback on your app ideas, and generally shoot the breeze and talk shop. You can find him in this Google Hangout starting at 12pm ET. 

We'll see you then!

As always, if you've got a question that just can't wait, hit us up at support@devpost.com, or head over to the discussion forum


about 2 years ago

Virtual office hours: Online Q&As with Tony Blank every week in August!

Hey there! With a little over a month remaining in the hackathon, we thought you might want to check in on your app ideas, projects-in-progress, or technical questions about the Context.IO API. So we’ve set up virtual office hours with Tony Blank, Context.IO’s senior developer evangelist. Tony will be hosting online Q&A sessions once a week throughout August, and he is super psyched to learn about what you’re working on. (Seriously, he is. We’ve met him, and he gets really excited talking about all the things email data can do.)

You can find Tony online during these four Google…

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over 2 years ago

Making a great submission video

We know you’re heads down on your app right now, but don’t forget about your submission video. It’s the first thing that judges and voters will review. FYI, both your text description and video should explain how your submission integrates the Context.IO API.

A good video tells the story behind your submission, providing a clear and concise explanation of what your app is and does. Here are some tips and a list of screencasting tools:

  • Establish your elevator pitch. In the first few seconds of your video, explain why your app is awesome. You can get into the details…

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over 2 years ago

YUL <3 the latest Roadshow stop at the Montreal Startup Festival!

Vive l'API!

We thought we’d give our Francophile neighbors to the north a Bastille Day present, so we’re rounding off the Context.IO Roadshow with a Montreal happy hour this Thursday, 7/16, at Brutopia. The event is part of the International Startup Festival, which you should definitely check out if you are a Québécois (or just visiting). Come raise a glass with Tony Blank, Context.IO's senior developer evangelist, and chat with him about your projects.

We know you’re chugging along with your email data apps, but we’re around if you’ve got questions or just want to float an idea. Drop us…

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over 2 years ago

How to add users with Context.IO

One of the first steps you'll need to take to get started using Context.IO is to get permission to access your users' email accounts. There are two different methods for adding users. The easiest way is with connect tokens, where users are redirected to Context.IO, and Context.IO guides them through the authentication process. If you want to control each step of the user flow, you can add users via a series of API calls. For details and more information, check out this blog post from Graham, one of Context.IO's developer evangelists.

Comment ajouter des utilisateurs avec Context.IO

La première étape que vous devez…

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over 2 years ago

Using the Context.IO receipt parsing feature

Hi devs!

If you’re considering using receipt parsing for your app, here’s some additional information to help you get started.

NOTE: The receipt parsing feature is currently in private beta. We are giving advanced access to anyone participating in the Context.IO App Challenge. Please treat all results and findings in regard to receipt parsing as confidential and do not share it outside of your engineering team.

What does it do?

The beta receipt parsing feature will identify an online purchase receipt within an email body and return consistent structured data about the purchase. You have the ability to identify new…

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over 2 years ago

$$$ + 1:1 Mentoring sesh = Better start hacking!

Hi everyone,

We wanted you to know that your email data apps aren’t just up for cash prizes anymore (although there’s nothing wrong with cash!). We figured that after killing yourselves, pulling all-nighters, poring over data, and coming up with the most beautiful consumer apps known to man, you might want a little something extra to walk away with (besides money and adulation, duh). Well, we’re giving it to you: The grand prize is now $50,000 plus a 30-minute mentoring session with one of our judges. Nifty, right?

Oh, and we just added one more city to the Roadshow--pony up…

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over 2 years ago

The Context.IO roadshow just added three more stops!

The Context.IO roadshow just keeps on rollin’. We just added stops in Carrie Brownstein’s favorite city (6/25), followed by a White House drive-by (6/30). Then we’ll kick off July in New York (7/1).

Here’s the full schedule:

See you there!


over 2 years ago

On the road with Context.IO

Hey folks!

Guess what’s happening in the next couple weeks, besides the summer solstice? A traveling Context.IO happy hour and meetup!

Starting next Tuesday, Context.IO will be hitting the road to meet with local developer communities over free drinks and snacks. You’ll have the chance to schmooze, booze, and peruse the crowd (think potential teammates!). Our senior developer evangelist, Tony Blank, will be there to chat and answer any questions you have about the API or your projects.

We’re kicking off in San Francisco (6/16) and keep it moving in Atlanta (6/22), with more cities to be announced soon. RSVP…

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over 2 years ago

Return Path CEO on how to break through the app noise

First off, thank you for participating in the Context.IO App Challenge. I hope you’re as excited as the other judges (Fred Wilson, Brad Feld, David Cohen) and I are.

If you have one takeaway from what this contest is all about, it should be: Innovation.

When Return Path acquired Context.IO back in 2012, it was a three-person operation solving a difficult problem for developers with a groundbreaking product. Since then, we have scaled the API business up to where we are today, with 14-15 million API calls per day. It has been an incredible experience seeing what such a talented…

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over 2 years ago

Quick-Start guide

Hey there, we’re geeked to have you on board for our challenge! We’ve got a bunch of resources to help you start working with Context.IO:

  1. Sign up for your API key. You won’t get much accomplished without one.

  2. Visit the interactive developer console to make some sample API calls.

  3. Check out some sample apps on ChallengePost and our Consumer Use Case page. Paribus (just launched at TechCrunch Disrupt) and Shopami are also great examples of what you can do with our API.

  4. Get you hands on the official docs and client libraries. PHP, Node, Perl, Python, Swift,…

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