It's time for our new contest. The theme for this one is: local businesses! By hacking up an application that uses both IndexTank real-time custom search API and Factual's dataset of 14M US businesses.
IndexTank (www.indextank.com) is Real-Time Custom Search API that allows you to quickly aggregate, index and search many different collections of data and APIs faster than ever.
Factual (www.factual.com) has amassed a monster database of all your favorite stores, restaurants, dry cleaners — heck, it's all here!
Combine the two and POW you could be creating the new Yelp for your town, Foursquare – whatever your imagination can conjure. Mashing big data has never been easier.
You'll get to use IndexTank's premium plan. You get real-time search for up to 1 million documents, 1GB storage and all the benefits of snippets, geo-location and faceting. So go after large data, and show us what you can do.
Factual datasets will be limited to 1M businesses. You can create a web app of your local business, or go deep in one category and walk away with the top prize.
With IndexTank and Factual, you can search full-text across different datasets such as user created reviews or descriptions.
Don't believe you can get something going in no time? This is what Chris Dellinger a previous contestant had to say.
"Overall I was very impressed with the ease at which I could develop an application …I went from zero knowledge to having something running in the cloud in hours!"
- GeekSeek find technical gurus (IndexTank + StackOverflow)
IndexTank search team is here to help, contact us at any time if you have questions through our live chat on our site or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Your support was excellent and responsive and the API is simple and fun to work with."
- Ben Damman, Twin Ports Job Aggregator
Your application must be live and accessible to our judges by end of the contest, and you must have completed the contest submission form.
Your app will be judged based on:
By our expert judges:
Diego Basch, CEO Indextank
Bill Michels, Factual VP Developer Platform