Announcing the Winners of the SearchMonkey Developer Challenge

  • Posted July 11th, 2008 at 9:00 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: SearchMonkey

Back in May, we kicked off the SearchMonkey Developer Challenge. After hundreds of submissions over the course of a month, the contest came to a close a few weeks ago. Our all-star judges picked their favorite apps and today we’re announcing the five winners:


Innovative Structured Data - The StumbleUpon team won this category for an Infobar they built that draws in ratings and tags as well as links to other users who like the page.
boorah2.gif Best Infobar - The team from BooRah, a restaurant review site, took home the prize for an app that deep links and reviews to local restaurants, helping to get users to the dinner table faster than ever.
greg_schechter.jpg Best Enhanced Result - Greg Schechter, a computer scientist from Deerfield, Illinois, built an Enhanced Result that spices up search results for with photos, prices and release dates for Xbox games.
david_hinckley.jpg Best Data Service - David Hinckley, who owns a genealogy web hosting site, wrote a data service that allows other SearchMonkey developers to showcase rich results from his site in their own apps.
marco.jpg Grand Prize - Marco Vitanza is taking home $10,000 for his Blogspot Infobar, which displays links to recent posts for all Blogspot search results. Thanks, Marco, we here at SearchMonkey HQ are all loyal users of your app!

In addition to all of the participants in the Challenge, we also want to thank our judges (Michael Arrington of TechCrunch, Rasmus Lerdorf of Yahoo!, John Musser of ProgrammableWeb, and Danny Sullivan of SearchEngineLand) for their help picking winners.

Congratulations to the winners and a huge thank you to all who submitted SearchMonkey apps!

The SearchMonkey Team

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