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Second, let your imagination run wild. Think of the kind of app you might build with this data. Submit an application idea, identifying the kinds of data you would use in the app.
Third, start building using the sandbox data.
Last, submit your application idea for a potential $100 prize or your finished application for a larger prize ($15K, $10K or $5K)
Your application can be whatever you want but it must make use of the sandbox data. For some examples of web applications see the D&B AppCenter, but you entry does not need to be a web app - anything is eligible.
Unfortunately, due to some legal restrictions, this contest is not available to developers outside North America. Believe us, we’d love to have you join in, but we’re not allowed to. We’d like to have an international challenge in the future. For the purposes of this contest D&B defines North America as: Canada, U.S.A., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Developer Sandbox is a mashup of business data that developers can use during the D&B Developer Challenge to plan and design their applications. The Sandbox is made up of 10,000 business records that give you a sampling of the kind of data available from D&B.
Your imagination is the limit. See some examples of applications you can build on the D&B Direct site.
One example we heard of was for companies in geographical areas of high risk for natural disasters so that their customers can avoid supply chain interruptions – and find other companies that could temporarily fill the gap if disruptions occur.
While D&B provide business focused data, the opportunities for apps, as
you can see, are virtually limitless.
While D&B provide business focused data, the opportunities for apps, as you can see, are virtually limitless.
Never fear, D&B is going to provide senior level support through live ‘office hours’. We’ll let you know shortly when that will happen
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As with any competition of this nature there are some restrictions. Employees at D&B, and CodeProject cannot enter, and laws in certain jurisdictions also restrict entrants. Please see the Terms and Conditions for a full list.
Yes, an article is an important component of the challenge since it is the place where you describe what you are doing and how you solved problems that you ran into. This contest is designed to teach contestants and the audience, so the better your article, the more code you show and the more you explain how you completed each challenge, the better.
Sales and Marketing professionals love the professional contact info and corporate family relationship information since it helps them with their lead generation, negotiation efforts, cross-sell and customer retention activities.
Suppliers love the information about whether their customers will be able to pay them based on past payment history.
Procurement departments love the information about their suppliers and/or potential suppliers, as the data helps them mitigate risk, avoid possible supply chain disruptions and keeps companies on top of compliance initiatives.
Market researchers love the easy access to corporate financial data that can be modeled and compared on millions of companies.
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