Christian Heilmann

Inviting UK companies to build an app for the Yahoo homepage. Come around next Thursday

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

There is no rest for the wicked. Coming back from Japan and preparing for Friday’s Full Frontal conference I just spent an hour in one of the final meetings for the Yahoo Application Platform event next Thursday. As you might know, you can build applications that run on the Yahoo platform and can be installed by any of our users. We now run a competition for UK companies to build a cool branded app with the main prize being a guaranteed slot in the Yahoo UK homepage.

Sounds good? Come around next Thursday and see what it is all about. Here’s the official invite:

Technical Workshop for the Yahoo! Application Platform
The Yahoo! Application Platform allows developers to reach Yahoo!’s millions of users and improve the Yahoo! user experience by building and deploying sophisticated new applications for Yahoo! pages.
We’d like to invite you to a technical workshop about YAP led by Yahoo! developer evangelist Christian Heilmann.
It will give an overview of the technology, including some examples of applications that have already been developed, followed by a deep dive into the YAP platform. Please bring your laptop (and a 3g dongle if you have one just in case the venue wifi lets us down).
After some refreshments, there will also be an opportunity to get hands-on with YAP, as Chris steps you through creating a sample application.
The event will be held at Century (61-63 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6LQ) on 26th November with registration starting at 6:30pm.
We’ll also be announcing a competition for the best apps, with the opportunity for a placement on the Yahoo! homepage (as well as a prize you can take home!) – more details on the night! We’re looking to you to help us build the next big thing on Yahoo!

If you want to be part of this and your company is located in the UK, send an email to and we’ll be in touch with you if there is still space.

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