About the APIs, SDKs, and
In the Digital Challenge, you will receive access to 80+ mock APIs, mobile SDKs (iOS and Android), and a car emulator to start building right away.
The APIs relate to car chassis, digital keys, points of interest, parking, and so much more. And, if combined with external APIs, the only limit should be your creativity.
Automotive developer or startup
Car2Car, Car2X, Car2Mobile - you know it all. Grab a keyboard and dominate the challenge.
Who can take part?
Swift and Objective-C are your strong suit - time to show what you’ve got.
Front-End, Back-End or a Full-Stack keyboard virtuoso? Create prototypes that leverage the unique database content.
Java is your second language - this challenge can bring your prototype to the next level.
Developers and startups with diverse backgrounds from around the world are invited to participate in the competition.
The runners-up will receive €6K and the chance to continue discussions with the Mercedes-Benz team to potentially continue development beyond the Digital Challenge.
The next 20 best solutions will each be awarded €100 Amazon gift vouchers for their efforts.
Additional smaller vouchers and prizes will be awarded to the developers who promote the challenge or reach milestones.
Besides €15K, the winning team will be awarded two tickets to the 2017 Lisbon Web Summit to present their solution alongside Mercedes-Benz.
The second runners-up will receive €3K and the chance to continue discussions with the Mercedes-Benz team to potentially continue development beyond the Digital Challenge.
Use of APIs/SDKs
How will the solution scale? (25 pts)
How clear is the solution? (15 pts)
How effective have these been implemented? (25 pts)
How realistic is this in the short/long term? (20pts)
Potential Value or Benefits
Ease of implementation
How creative and intuitive is the prototype? (15 pts)