Elsevier is calling on software developers to design applications that take advantage of the vast stores of scientific data in the company’s repository. $35,000 in prizes is being offered and participants don’t lose any intellectual property rights. To facilitate development, Elsevier has provided an API (application programming interface) that can be used to access the company’s scientific repository.
Elsevier’s trusted content and meta-data integrates more than 10 million full text articles from over 2,500 journals and 11,000 books as well as over 42 million abstracts, citations and web content covering 18,000 titles from over 5,000 publishers.
Developers are encouraged to collaborate with researchers to develop the best apps to enhance the customer experience. Developers will retain full IP rights to their submissions and can host their apps on Elsevier’s SciVerse Application Marketplace where they can market their apps and gain revenue from 15 million users in over 10,000 institutions. Apps For Science is open to individual residents and organizations domiciled in seven countries: Australia, India, Japan, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States.
Link: Apps for Science…