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Announcing the Data in a Box Developer Challenge

We’re excited to announce our latest developer challenge in partnership with Box. Box lets you store all of your content online, and makes it easy to access, manage and share your files from anywhere. For this challenge we want you to create an application that allows users to associate content on Box with locations in Factual’s Global Places dataset.

Challenge Requirements

Create an application that allows users to:

  1. Associate a file from Box with a Factual place ID.

  2. Download files from Box that are associated with a Factual place ID when they are physically near that place.

For example, a business could enable customers to download marketing material such as a promotional offer, 1-pager, or white paper when they arrive at the business. Similarly, a doctor’s office could enable patients to download forms that need to be completed when they arrive in the waiting room. We’re sure there are plenty of other use cases, so feel free to get creative!

Prizes and Submission

In partnership with Box, we’ll be offering prizes for the top 3 submissions: $1,750 for first, $500 for second, and $250 for third. You can find full contest details and submission information on our CloudSpokes contest page. If you are new to Factual, you can get started by viewing our documentation and signing up for an API key.

Good luck!