Over the course of the challenge series, topcoder members will be competing for $500,000 in prizes, with challenges beginning on September 3, 2014. Appirio believes Swift will have a significant impact on the speed and agility of its community and is aiming to migrate members from other mobile development platforms to Swift. In addition, the topcoder community has helped innovative organizations like Comcast, IBM, BMC Software and Brivo Labs create mobile applications that push the envelope with enterprise-grade mobile technologies. All GetSwifter enterprise partners will have a unique opportunity to tap into this community -- building next generation apps for iPhones, iPads, and Macs using Apple's new Swift programming language.
"Business transformation is always at the forefront of our strategy when connecting with our customers, partners and employees," said, Karen Bintz, Senior Director, Customer Experience, BMC Software, Inc. "Creating enterprise applications on Swift will continue to help us create the most compelling iOS applications and deliver on our promise to drive change and keep up with the demands of the market. Appirio and the topcoder community aligns perfectly with our agile, cost-effective model of delivering the best offerings in the industry. Being able to utilize the world's best developer talent in a single community will help us not only deliver the most compelling application designs, but also do it more quickly and efficiently."
"Booz Allen is committed to ensuring our clients have the tools to succeed in today's rapid, varied and ever-changing technology landscape," said Booz Allen Hamilton Vice President, Ashley Skyrme. "As Apple increases its role in the enterprise IT space, tapping into Appirio's collaborative community will further enable us to understand how this platform can best be used as well as how coding languages, such as Swift, will allow us to build upon iOS 8 moving forward."