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Google_Apps_DevelopeGoogle will be working in collaboration with its Google Developer Groups (also known as GTUGs) and Google Business Groups to organize events and prepare for the challenge.

How familiar are you with the various Google Apps and Drive APIs? If you aren’t familiar, make sure to read up about Google Apps Script, Google Apps and Drive APIs on Google Developers. Use the Chrome Web Store as a source of inspiration. Create an innovative application using Google Apps Script, Google Apps, and Drive APIs. If your application is the best within one of the three categories defined below in your region, you could win a prize of $20,000 dollars! Google is also committed to nurturing the next generation of computer scientists as well as encouraging more women to get into coding, so we have special prizes for all-student or all-female teams that make the second round — $1,000 dollars.

The first round of submissions will start on the 24th of August 2012. The categories are

  1. Enterprise / Small Business Solutions e.g., Accounting, Sales, Workflow, Collaboration
  2. Social / Personal Productivity / Games / Fun
  3. Education / Not for Profit / Water / Food & Hunger / Health

Make sure you read all the details about the competition on the Google Apps Developer Challenge page and follow the hashtag #gappschallenge on Google+ for any additional updates.

What are you waiting for? Get coding!