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There will be some lead time on the 0.9 -> 1.0 transition, and after that transition the contest end date will be publicized*. There will be at least 1 week between the announcement of the end date, and the end date itself. *Not necessarily immediately after, but the important part is not before.
Your app must work against the final, 1.0 released version of the API. We’ll give you at least week’s notice here on the blog when that’s closer to happening. That was from the blog post announcing the contest. So it looks like we'll get about a week's notice :)
Don't forget that some of the so-called "older apps" were in development even before the contest started. Such was the case with StackMobile, StackApplet, so++, and SOwhat. And alot of the older apps have had plenty of time for improvements and modifications, so they probably deserve the votes they have. Having said that, I only released StackCenter 7 or 8 ...
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