Announcing the Jetpack Contest and a Pre Release

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Jetpack is an experiment in using open Web technologies to enhance the browser, with the goal of allowing anyone who can build a Web site to participate in making the Web a better place to work, communicate and play.

We are currently hard at work on Jetpack 0.5 which will have a number of great new features, from the ability to handle streaming audio, to being able to play the music already on your computer, to a much improved Twitter library. This is in addition to a whole slew of bug fixes. You can see exactly what’s changed here.

If you’re impatient, you can download the beta of Jetpack 0.5.

The Contest

In preparation for the release we are launching a Jetpack contest. For making the coolest or most interesting Jetpack, we are offering a brand new netbook (the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE). For the runner-up, we’ll send you a big package of Mozilla swag. Special kudos for Jetpacks that use the latest features in Jetpack 0.5.

Get Involved

Mozilla Labs is a virtual lab where people come together online to create, experiment and play with Web innovations for the public benefit. The Jetpack experiment is still in its infancy and just getting started. There are many ways to join the team and get involved:

We’re also looking for a full-time product manager and software engineers to join Labs and work on Jetpack! What title is better than Jetpack PM? Check out the career opportunities available.

— Aza Raskin, on behalf of the Jetpack team

3 responses

  1. Alexander wrote on :

    Hi!

    Is it required to register? How to do it on?

  2. lecam wrote on ::

    GREAT.

  3. dynamis wrote on ::

    The schedule looks wrong on details and submit pages.

    Announcement (this page) say:
    > The contest starts today, the 20th of August and
    > lasts until the 15th of October.
    But submit page say:
    > The contest will run from August 4th, 2009 through
    > August 16th, 2009.
    http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dGNPWkI4NXlqSFNqeVlCdEEyZkNqc2c6MA
    and contest detail page say:
    > Entries must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m.
    > Pacific Time (GMT -8) on August 4th, 2009.
    > Winners will be selected (under independent
    > supervision) on or around August 21st, 2009.
    http://labs.mozilla.com/jetpack/jetpack-lift-off-details/

    I suppose the schedule is changed but pages are not updated…