Rackspace and AppFog and Beer, Oh My!

Apps and Beer are good, but add a free iPad and you’ve really got a party.

Rackspace and AppFog are throwing a Happy Hour on Thursday, February 7 at AppsWorld in San Francisco, and we’re asking developers to create an app that helps us choose the beers that will be served at the party. Because, you know…. beer.

Of course, we wouldn’t ask for your help without turning it into a contest! So we’re also teaming up with our friends at Rackspace to launch the Rackspace/AppFog Apps and Beer Contest. (US Citizens only – sorry, pesky legal details restrict us on that front)

All you have to do is register for the contest, create an app (deployed on AppFog and Rackspace of course) that allows people to vote for which beers will be served at the happy hour, and then get people to use it and vote.  The app that generates the most total unique votes will be the Grand Prize winner of the iPad.

Get all the details for the app creation, and enter the contest here.

Remember, this is about getting the most total votes via your app, so you need to pimp it and get people to use it to vote for their favorite beer!

What’s the easiest way to do this? Why…. Social Media of course! So promote your app via whatever social network or site or service that you like the most. For maximum impact we suggest creating a custom tweet with a link to your app. Here’s a suggested tweet: ” I created a beer-voting app for the @Rackspace @AppFog Apps & Beers Contest: [your app's short URL]. Enter contest: http://bit.ly/WOvPJ5 ”

We’ll announce the winning beer at the happy hour as well as the winning app & developer, so this contest ends at 4:00pm PST on Friday, February 7, 2013, right before the happy hour gets underway. The sooner you enter and create your app, the better chance you have! (We won’t be extending this contest end date and time…nor any future contest end dates for that matter…just in case you were wondering.)

Oh… and if you’re going to be at AppsWorld or in San Francisco on Feb 7-8 you should come by the Rackspace booth and hit up the party, but please RSVP as space is limited!

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