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Compete against fellow CodeProject members in Round 1 by submitting your biggest, best and brightest Windows 8 Desktop App ideas in one of six categories: Entertainment or Games (for the All-in-One platform) or Education, Healthcare, Finance, or Retail (for the tablet platform).
CodeProject will send up to 125 finalists to Round 2 with a new Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2® or a Lenovo Horizon 27" All-In-One® PC to complete their demo app and go up against finalists from CodeProject and other developer communities in India, China and Russia.
Intel and industry judges will take over in Round 2 and choose the top five apps from each of the six categories to move onto the final judging round of video demos where $100,000 in cash prizes and promotions will be awarded.
Thank you for submitting your app ideas. Round 1 is now closed.
(October 2 – November 6 for Early Bird Entries. November 7 - 13 for Non-Early Bird Entries)Click here[^] to access the Demo App Submission page. Please ensure you understand all of the Demo App Submission Requirements as outlined below and in the sidebar to the right.
It’s time to turn your big idea into big code. Use your new Lenovo dev machine to code, test, tweak, debug, and optimize your demo app for submission to Intel and industry judges. Remember, these are Windows 8 desktop mode applications, not Windows Store/Modern/Metro apps. See question #5 of the FAQ for more information on this distinction.
It is important to understand that there are two distinct submission windows during which you may upload your Demo App in Round 2. The first window is between October 2 and November 6th at 11:59 p.m. GMT and is for contestants that want to participate in the Early Bird Mini-Contest. The second window is between November 7 and November 13th at 11:59 p.m. GMT and is for contestants that do not want to participate in the Early Bird Mini-Contest.
If you submit your Demo App between October 2 and November 6 you are automatically entered into the Early Bird Mini-Contest and you may upload/update your submission as many times as you wish between October 2 and the November 6 deadline. However, if you do submit during this window you are not permitted to re-submit an updated version between November 7th and November 13th. No exceptions.
If you decide to not participate in the Early Bird Mini-Contest (i.e. you do not submit a Demo App between October 2 and November 6) you may upload your App Submission once and only once between November 7th and November 13th at 11:59 p.m. GMT. No exceptions.
Submit your demo app during the first Round 2 app submission window (October 2 - November 6 at 11:59 p.m. GMT) to be eligible for and automatically entered into the Early Bird Mini-Contest. The Top 10 highest scoring apps from CodeProject finalists (based on the Round 2 judging criteria and as judged by Intel/industry judges) will be awarded a $250 cash prize. Eligible finalists may only win one early bird prize.
It is very important to note that if you decide to enter the Early Bird Mini-Contest you may upload/update your submission as many times as you wish between October 2 and the November 6 deadline. However, if you do submit during this window you are not permitted to re-submit an updated version between November 7th and November 13th.
Final round, we promise. So that the Intel and industry judges can fairly evaluate the entries submitted from different parts of the world, the developers submitting the top five demo apps in each of the six contest categories will be asked to submit a five minute video (you can use the same video submitted in Round 2 or you can update it and create a new one). The new video should clearly present the features and innovative uses of the demo app and needs to be in English. The final video demo will be judged using the same criteria as in Round 2, and the points awarded for the final video demo will be added to the total developer Round 2 score in determining the contest winners. Please see question #21 of the FAQ for more information.
30 final apps announced on December 5 (11:59 p.m. GMT). 30 Final English Video Demos due by December 12 (11:59 p.m. GMT).
Round 2 Apps (to be judged by Intel and industry experts)
Round 3 New Videos (to be judged by Intel and industry experts)
Consumer, SMB, Corporate or Enterprise – we want your best Windows* 8 Desktop app ideas and demo or complete apps for the full spectrum of end users. You can submit almost anything, but ensure your apps showcases the unique capabilities of your chosen form factor. Consider things like:
Demo apps or finished apps whose user experience has been optimized for the AIO or Tablet are acceptable.
|All-In-One||Entertainment||Reinvent fun. Dream up an interactive entertainment experience that helps make the All-In-One an endless adventure. Enhance a trip to the movies, a concert, or a theme park. Turn a lazy video stream into a whitewater thrill ride.|
|Games||Design something amazing. Whether it’s a simple multi-touch puzzler or an epic journey with a massive field of view, your app will make the All-In-One a gaming legend.|
|Tablet||Education||Think globally, compile locally. Bridge cultures and coursework with an educational app for students and consumers alike. Re-imagine learning and the way we interact in and out of the classroom.|
|Finance||Take high finance higher. Take the work (and the “paper”) out of bank paperwork. Create a tablet app stockbrokers won’t leave home without. Improve the bottom line for savers, investors, lenders and traders.|
|Healthcare||Build a medical marvel. Submit an app that makes the tablet a must-have companion for doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and home-healthcare providers. Advance the quality of life for one; enhance the quality of the world for millions.|
|Retail||Improve the way we shop. Make paper lists, printed coupons, and endless checkout queues of the past. Re-engineer the way warehouses pick, pack and ship. Re-order the way we order.|
As with any competition of this nature there are some restrictions. Employees of Intel, Lenovo, CodeProject and the other participating partner developer communities cannot enter, and laws in certain jurisdictions also restrict entrants. Please see the Terms and Conditions for a full list.
Only residents of the following 20 countries who are at least eighteen (18) years of age and the age of majority in their country, state, province or territory of residence at the time of entry are eligible to enter: Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Canada (not including Quebec), Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Nigeria, People’s Republic of China, Republic of South Africa, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, UK, Ukraine, and the 50 United States of America (and the District of Columbia) .
Yes, it's a shame we can't open it to everyone because of various laws in different countries, but we had to make a call on whether it's better to offer it to many (but not all) of you or none at all.
No, you don't need to provide a full article because we understand that (a) you may not have your code and article complete, and (b) you may be entering a commercial application that contains proprietary information. However, please note that at the conclusion of the competition those entries that do not fulfill the submission guidelines will be removed.
However, we love code. The more code you post in your article - snippets, tips, classes, or even full code - the better. Your priority in this competition is to complete the tasks set out for Round 1, Round 2 and Round 3... but if you can post a full article as well, that's perfect!
Unfortunately no. You must be chosen as a Round 1 finalist to be able to compete in Round 2, but we still encourage you to turn your app idea into a reality and start coding. Submit an article to CodeProject to share your code and tell us what you learn!
Judges will be testing apps on development systems with the Windows 8 OS and latest Windows Updates. As such, contestants can/are encouraged to run the latest Windows Updates to update their default device settings and to patch known issues.
Any other application dependencies must be accompanied by detailed step-by-step installation instructions in your ReadMe file and all fully contained within the single ZIP file that you will be uploading by the Round 2 deadline on November 13; however, because of the time constraints related to judging it is recommended to keep additional app dependencies to a minimum and to keep the installation process of your app as simple as possible
No. Judges will not be using Windows 8.1 so it it recommended that you do not upgrade your device to Win 8.1 and that you perform all of your testing and app deployment in Windows 8.
The devices that the judges will use for judging will not have external peripheral equipment or extra software like Microsoft Office. If a contestant's app depends on this then they can include a demonstration of the particular feature within their 5-minute demo video so that the judges can view the feature. It's recommended to have the app prompt end users with a message if the end user's machine does not have the required peripheral and/or software to run the app's full functionality.
There is no official recommendation. It is up to the developer’s individual preference.
Adobe PDF Reader is not installed on either the Lenovo Horizon All-In-One or the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2. For both the All-In-One and tablet, judges will be able to open PDF documents using the Windows 8 default PDF reader application "Windows Reader". Alternatively, on the ThinkPad Tablet 2 contestants may choose to use the Nitro Pro 8 app for PDFs as this comes pre-installed and judges will have access to it as well.
Check out this helpful guide:Intel® AIC 2013: Best Practices for Developers in Phase 2
For more Frequently Asked Questions please review the official contest FAQ.
Congratulations winners! Pease ensure you fill out the Loaner Device Agreement and Shipping Information form as soon as possible (so Intel can ship you your device and you can get coding!). If you have multiple app ideas that have been chosen to win, you should only have to fill out the Device Agreement and Shipping Information form once. If your app idea was submitted as an Express Entry and you've been chosen as a winner, we still need to convert your entry into a private article before you'll be able to access the this page. Please be patient and we'll be in contact with more information soon.
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*This winning submission was honourably withdrawn by its author and will allow a new CodeProject entrant to advance to Round 2 in its place.
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