The developer challenge is still in full swing, and I’ve just spotted a great submission by Ritesh Gupta. It had a simple description “A shopping cart” – and it’s pretty impressive.
The application lets you browse or search various categories of items. It also allows you to sign in, implements a shopping cart, reviews, and more. I suspect the sign-in comes from Portal. (Perhaps Ritesh can tell us how he implemented the sign-in in the blog post comments.) It’s a great application of Force.com Sites technology.
The deadline for submission is January 30 – so there’s still plenty of time to develop your application(s). And of course, your apps don’t have to be as advanced as Ritesh’s application – the developer challenge guide points to a number of simpler projects that you can tackle. Drop by the developer challenge discussion board if you have any problems.