We’re delighted to announce the finalists of the Family Graph API Contest. A few months ago, MyHeritage challenged developers from around the world to create engaging apps for families, offering a $10,000 prize for the winner.
We've received some great entries, and shortlisted them to the four finalists below. Now it's up to you - the public - to vote for your favorite.
The finalists are listed on the contest page and readers are invited to vote now, through March 14. Simply visit the page, try out the apps, and vote for your favorite using the Facebook Like buttons. We'll announce the winner on March 15.
The criteria for selecting the finalists were: Value for families, creativity, originality, design, overall user experience, customized landing page and virality. Learn more about our great panel of judges. The judges' votes will constitute 80% of the final score.
Here are the finalists:
App type: HTML Web App
App description: A custom-made personal family trivia quiz for MyHeritage users. How well do you know your family history? Take the quiz to find out!
App type: Flash Web App
App description: This fun game presents MyHeritage users with their family tree in a "blank puzzle" form, and they need to re-assemble it. Each round of the game covers a different "branch" of the tree.
App type: Desktop Application
App description: Charting Companion allows MyHeritage users to create custom family tree charts, with a focus on clarity and compactness. The charts show more information in less space, while maintaining legibility and keeping the focus on the data.
App type: HTML Web App
App description: Moment Stream is a family event page. It's a place where families come together to celebrate a special occasion. For example, my brother is getting married and I want to prepare something for him that is straight from the heart and from the family. Moment Stream is the best way to do it.
We wish to thank everyone who entered the contest. Best of luck to the finalists.
To make your opinion count, just visit the contest page, check out the apps and vote for the one you like the most using the Facebook Like buttons. The winner will be announced on March 15. Enjoy!
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