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FXCM Is Extending the Deadline for the Freestyle App Challenge

A few months ago FXCM started the so-called Freestyle App Challenge, where anyone with decent programming skills, trading insight and bright ideas could enter to win a share of a $59,000 prize pool

 
Initially, January 24, 2013 was set as a deadline for submitting the applications, but there's good news: this deadline has now been extended to February 28, 2013. With this change, the competition's schedule shapes as follows: 
 
- Submission period: October 4, 2012 (10 am EST) – February 28, 2013 (5 pm EST);
- Public voting period: March 22, 2013 (10 am EST) – April 10, 2013 (5 pm EST);
- Judging period: March 22, 2013 (10 am EST) – April 10, 2013 (5 pm EST);
- Announcing the winners: April 17, 2013 (10 am EST).
 
The extended deadline is not the only change that FXCM is introducing to the challenge: contestants who are submitting apps, which require download and installation (these are for example iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Mac or Windows Desktop application), must also submit the application installation files. These should be submitted as ZIP files during the process of applying for the challenge. 
 
Participants who have already submitted their entries can add the installation files by editing their submission. What's important is that this must be done before the challenge application deadline -  5 pm EST on February 28, 2013 – for the submission to be valid. 
 
If you are a programmer or developer and want to take part in FXCM's exciting initiative but can't think of an app you can create, you can check out the ideas section of the contest page: this is where anyone can post an app idea, even if they can't really create the application itself. There are currently 45 ideas on record and while not all of them make sense, there are some diamonds in the rough. 
 
To give you some additional incentive, let's remind you of the challenge prize pool distribution: 
 
- Grand Prize: $25,000
- Second Prize: $10,000
- Third Prize: $8,000
- Best Game: $5,000
- Best Educational App: $5,000
- Best Mobile Trading App: $5,000
- Popular Choice: $1,000
 
To everyone participating: good luck! 
 
 

About FXCM

 
FXCM is a global online provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers world-wide.
 
At the heart of FXCM's client offering is No Dealing Desk forex trading. Clients benefit from FXCM's large network of forex liquidity providers enabling FXCM to offer competitive spreads on major currency pairs. Clients have the advantage of mobile trading, one-click order execution and trading from real-time charts. FXCM's U.K. subsidiary, Forex Capital Markets Limited, also offers CFD products with no re-quote trading and allows clients to trade oil, gold, silver and stock indices along with forex on one platform. In addition, FXCM offers educational courses on forex trading and provides free news and market research through DailyFX.com.
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