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Opera and Facebook Widget Contest

Opera Software company regularly holds various contests and Russian developers from time to time are among the winners, receiving well-deserved prizes and gifts. True, there is always a small, but rather annoying inconvenience: developers from other countries constantly make up pretty strong competition, often depriving our contestants of prizes. Today, I am pleased to announce the start of a new contest held jointly by Opera Software and Facebook, which guarantees that all prizes will go only to our people: as part of the first Facebook Facebook days recently held in Russia , Developer Garage has launched a competition to develop Opera widgets for this popular social network. network called “Operator Facebook”, and only programmers from Russia and neighboring countries can participate in it. Under the cut - the conditions of the competition and a list of motivators.

Purpose of the competition
The main task we want to achieve with this joint event is the emergence of powerful and convenient opera widgets that allow Facebook users to discover new opportunities to use this social network, gain additional comfort, or even completely revise their style of work with this portal. Whether it will work out or not depends only on you: we do not limit the flight of developers' imagination and do not set additional conditions other than traditional and, in general, quite logical: widgets should not contain a code whose freedom of use is limited by copyright or patents at the same time, widgets must fully comply with existing web standards.

By the way, it should be recalled that opera widgets can be made universal - not only for a computer, but also for mobile devices. Of course, such work is guaranteed to receive an additional point in the piggy bank. Also a little advice: it would be nice to develop a multilingual interface from the beginning (at least Russian and English), since It is possible that the widget will be in demand from a global audience and will receive official status on the Facebook portal.
The competition has already started and work will be accepted within a month - until October 15, 2010.

On October 16, the three best finalist widgets will be published on the widgets.opera.com portal and the public evaluation stage will begin: everyone will be able to install these widgets, test them in real “field” conditions and make their verdict by voting on the page of the tested widget.

On October 31, we will summarize - not only the rating and the total number of downloads will be taken into account, but also the uniqueness of the idea, the beauty of implementation and functionality.

On November 1, the winners will be announced - more precisely, prizes will be distributed among the three finalists.

For the first place - the game console Nintendo Wii
For the second and third places - HTC smartphones

Useful information
All entries must be sent to ilyas [at] opera.com, stating “Operation Facebook” as the topic.

Useful links:
Online technical documentation
Opera Widgets SDK
Technical articles about widgets

Good luck and look forward to your work!

Source: https://habr.com/ru/post/104027/

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