The founder and chief executive officer of a Massachusetts-based software firm is the winner in an application development contest put on by StrikeIron.
StrikeIron, a provider of Web services and a marketplace for Web services, picked Renat Khasanshyn as the winner. He developed a means of using a short message service (SMS) application from StrikeIron. The application links customers and prospects through Salesforce.com software.
The mashup contest took place at Mashup Camp 4 in California from July 18-19.
A mashup refers to applications that bring together Web data, enterprise applications and Web services.
"The idea for the ‘Salesforce.com SMS Mashup using StrikeIron SMS Web Service’ wasn’t theoretical,” Khasanshyn said. “It came from a project Apatar did for Salesforce.com users. At times an SMS message to a customer or prospect makes perfect sense, especially for automated notifications and alerts. The ability to send a one-time SMS message to a Salesforce.com record gives users a new invaluable channel of communication.”
Apatar develops open source software solutions for data integration.