Milestone Launches $50,000 Developer Contest

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Oct 26, 2016

Milestone wants independent developers to enhance XProtect.

In a hackathon-style contest Milestone is soliciting developers to submit ideas for a shot at a $50,000 prize. If they like your idea, they'll even pitch in to help with development.

We discussed this contest with Milestone and have our analysis in this report.

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