Congrats to Upshot, but they totally didn't follow the official rules of the Hackathon.
This was in the official rules:
"The application you or your team submits must:
• have been developed solely as part of this Hackathon"
Here is "Upshot" being presented well before the Hackathon was even announced:
Quite a farce.
Salesforce.com loves developers. And it’s amazing to see how quickly our developer community builds next-generation apps on the Salesforce Platform. So we thought we’d cook up a little surprise. OK, a huge surprise. How about the world’s first hackathon with a single $1 million prize?
It’s on. Come to Dreamforce. Build a next-generation mobile app, and change the world. And win a million bucks. Really. What better way to say thank you to our developers than to put on the biggest on-site hackathon in history. Today, we are thrilled to launch the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon!
Read the full announcement at: http://blogs.developerforce.com/developer-relations/2013/10/salesforce-one-million-dollar-hackathon.html
Get the full details at: www.dreamforce.com/hackathon
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