Create an app that builds on the power of the cloud and makes creative use of file systems, storage, and media.

The Bitcasa CloudFS Challenge has been designed to reward the most innovative and creative uses of our APIs to build file system storage into your applications. CloudFS is currently used for a wide variety of applications ranging from a streaming radio show, to photography studio file sharing, and video website upload and delivery applications.

Developers must build a new (or build on an existing) app that utilizes the Bitcasa CloudFS APIs available here. The app should be able to successfully install and consistently run on the platform for which it is intended. 

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Eligibility

The Challenge is open to: 

  • individuals who are at least the age of majority where they reside as of the time of entry

  • teams of eligible individuals

  • organizations (including corporations, not-for-profit corporations and other nonprofit organizations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and other legal entities) that exist and have been organized or incorporated at the time of entry, and employ no more than 50 people (“Organizations”)

  • organizations that employ more than 50 people (“Large Organizations”)

Requirements

What to Create:

Makers must create (or have created) a working software application that utilizes Bitcasa CloudFS via the free prototyping account.

Functionality:

The Application must be capable of being successfully installed and running consistently on the platform for which it is intended, and must function as depicted in the video and/or expressed in the text description.

Platforms:

A submitted Application must run on at least one of the following:

  • an Android, Blackberry, iOS, Kindle, or Windows Mobile smartphone or tablet;

  • a mobile or desktop web browser;

  • a desktop computer (Windows PC or Mac Desktop);

  • other hardware (including, but not limited to, wearable technology, but excluding open source hardware); or

  • proprietary hardware developed by the Maker which includes a software component (including wearable technology or other hardware).

How to enter

  • Sign up for a free Bitcasa CloudFS Prototype Account to create a new software application, or support an existing application. The free account provides up to 25GB of storage and supports up to 10,000 API calls per month.
  • Register for the Challenge on the Challenge Website by clicking the “Register” button. This will enable you receive important updates and access the “Enter a Submission” page.
  • Complete and enter all of the required fields on the “Enter a Submission” page of the Challenge Website (each a “Submission”) during the Challenge Submission Period, and follow requirements.

 

Judges

Eric Sheetz

Eric Sheetz
Board Advisor, Bitcasa

Davita Strong

Davita Strong
Developer Champion, Bitcasa

Tom Hill

Tom Hill
Software Engineer, Bitcasa

Jasdev Singh

Jasdev Singh
Full Stack Engineer & API Lead, Imgur

Bharat Guruprakash

Bharat Guruprakash
Dir. Product Management, Bitcasa

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of Idea
    Includes creativity and originality of the idea.
  • Implementation of Idea
    Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer.
  • Depth of Integration with Bitcasa
    Includes how well the application takes advantage of the services offered by Bitcasa.