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Strands Recommender Continues to Innovate and Challenge Developers to Help form the Future of Recommendation Technology

prweb.comStrands Recommender, a leading provider of web-based recommendation technologies, is allowing developers unprecedented access to its state-of-the-art API in the Strands Recommender 2010 Developer Challenge.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2010

Individuals and teams are invited to compete for $6,000 in prize money and a grand-prize trip to Spain. The top prize also includes an invitation to attend ACM RecSys 2011, the premiere event for researchers and practitioners on Recommender Systems.

Participants are encouraged to use the recently released StrandsRecs iPhone/iPad SDK to extend Strands technology to mobile platforms and applications. The competition also seeks to offer the benefits of recommendations to e-commerce stores of all sizes by extending the supported e-commerce platforms that Strands already supports.

Strands continues to be a leader in the recommendations space, and the challenge represents a great opportunity for developers to access our API and mobile SDK for free to solve interesting problems related to personalization, merchandising, and information filtering said Jesus Pindado, VP & GM of Strands Recommender.

Strands Recommender brings the benefits of recommendation technology to both large and small businesses by capturing user behavior and targeting content suggestions based on individual tastes and preferences. Theyre focused on simplifying the process of adding and managing recommendations and clearly demonstrating an increase in conversions and driving sales.

Our current e-commerce plug-ins support a wide range of stores, including those on the Miva, Magento, Demandware, and numerous other platforms. We offer stores who have limited technical resources the tools they need to focus on running their business, while knowing that Strands is helping them maximize conversion and basket size. This challenge will help both developers and merchants find new ways to benefit from this technology. Pindado continued.

Entering the competition - Developers can register online for free at the challenge website- http://recommender.strands.com/2010devchallenge/

The 2010 Strands Developer Challenge runs until September 20th 2010. Strands Recommender is an ecommerce recommendation engine for small to mid-sized ecommerce merchants. Strands Recommenders homepage can be found online at http://recommender.strands.com

About Strands Recommender
Strands Recommender is an industry leader in the recommendation and personalization space. Founded by Dr. Francisco Martin in early 2004, Strands today has over six years of relevant industry experience, over 100 employees and has raised $55M in total funding from Debaque, Sequel R&D, Dalbergia and BBVA.

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