Announces "build On Our Api" Contest With Over Us$30,000 In Cash And Prizes

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For immediate release Announces "Build On Our


Contest With Over US$30,000 in Cash and Prizes

SYDNEY, April 22, 2010:, the world’s #1 outsourcing marketplace for

small business, today announced an API contest with prizes totalling in excess of


Unveiled yesterday, the FreelancerAPI is the world's first API for tasking humans from

software. This API provides a sophisticated programming interface for humans, for use by

software. Allowing software, for the first time ever, to send complex tasks such as real

engineering or problem solving to humans, retrieve the results and pay for the completed


The Build On Our API To Win $10,000

contest will run from April 22nd

to July 22nd

and be

open to contestants from across the globe. "FreelancerAPI provides the world's first

programming interface for tasking humans to perform complex tasks", said Matt Barrie, Chief

Executive of “The possibilities with this API are endless. This contest will

deliver applications never thought possible before now man and machines can work

seamlessly together through software.” 

“With over 1.5 million users and over 660,000 projects to date, we’re the largest crowdsourcing

website in the world”, continued Barrie. “The diversity of the work that is being done on our site

is staggering, and I expect to see that reflected in the creativity and innovation of the entries!” 


The grand prize for the competition is US$10,000 and US$5,000 will be awarded in four

separate categories: Most Innovative, Best Toolkit or Library, Best Platform Port or Plug-In and

Best Use of Automation. Additionally, runners up in each category will receive an Apple iPad

bringing the total value of contest winning to over US$30,000. 

Access to FreelancerAPI

clicking on the "API" link. 

Awards Breakdown

Grand Prize

US$10,000 and Grand Master Programmer Insignia

Most Innovative

US$5,000 and Master Programmer Insignia

Best Toolkit or Library

US$5,000 and Master Programming Insignia

Best Platform Port or Plugin

US$5,000 and Master Programming Insignia

Best Use of Automation

US$5,000 and Master Programming Insignia

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Runners Up

Apple iPad 16GB WiFi + 3G (4 prizes)

and Specialist


10th to 20th Place

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About Freelancer is a global marketplace

for online and freelance jobs where businesses

connect with independent service providers and freelancers to outsource their work. connects over 1.5

million employers and freelancers globally

from over

234 countries & regions. Through our website, employers can hire freelancers to do work

in areas such as software, writing, data entry and design right through to engineering and

the sciences, sales and

marketing, and accounting & legal services. Freelancer is the

leader in the micro-outsourcing market, with the average job size being under US$200.

This is extremely cost effective for small businesses, which often need a wide variety of

jobs to be done, but cannot justify the expense of hiring full time.

For more information, contact:

Chris O’Brien

           Communications Manager



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