OpenNTF has extended the deadline for the submissions of the IBM Connections App Dev Contest until November 3rd. This gives developers the chance to work with the new Social Business Toolkit SDK which has an updated JavaScript API, new documentation, API snippets and both XPages and Java support in the Playground. It also allows them to the free trial of the IBM Collaboration QuickStart image which is offered by IBM SmartCloud Enterprise. The image comes with IBM Connections pre-installed to make it easier for developers to start developing for Connections.

All types of OpenNTF projects can be nominated that utilize IBM Connections. This includes the following areas, from simple gadgets to full blow applications:

- iWidgets for IBM Connections

- OpenSocial Gadgets for IBM Connections

- Accessing IBM Connections via the Social Business Toolkit SDK

- Accessing IBM Connections via the Connections REST APIs

- Customization solutions for IBM Connections

In addition to the trial IBM SmartCloud image developers can also use the free shared
Appathon image and other Connections test environments like IBM Greenhouse.

A list of potential contributions can be found on the
contest landing page.

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