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Congratulations to the following contestants who were the first to get their apps in the AppUp store. Congratulations!
|Yani Ioannou||David Carr||Laurie Hedge||Sarmaghi|
|Aaron McGrath||Doug Mair||Mike Capobianco||Scott Trewin|
|Abhishek Nandy||Erik Putrycz||Muhammad Shareef||Sean Regan|
|Akshay Singh||Febin John James||Nilesh Dungarwal||Sébastien Lachance|
|Alexander Bell||Florian Rappl||Nirmit Kavaiya||Simon Stevens|
|Amit Gajjar||George Christopher||Oliver Grahl||Stephan Guenther|
|Anup Kumar||Haresh Dave||Pratik Kothari||Steve Vink|
|Bryan Brown||Ivan Petrovic||Ranjan Dailata||Suresh|
|Christoffer Jäll||James Fitzgerald||Richard Vanner||Tianyu Xie|
|Claude Garrett||Jovian||Roshan D||Timothy Corey|
|Cliff Mellangard||Kishore Gaddam||Rupam Das||Vijay|
|Dan Funnell||Kloverpoint Technologies Inc.||Zubair Lawrence|
|David Auld||Kurosh F.||Sarah|
To get your Ultrabook enabled Windows 8 application into the Intel AppUp online store by December 1, 2012.
That's a total prize package for the big winner of $31,000, plus additional promotion and visibility for you and your app, plus you are sent an Ultrabook!
Please be aware that it can take over a week from the time you submit your application to the time it appears on the AppUp store, hence the submission deadline of November 21.
Almost anything. This is an Ultrabook competition so you need to ensure your application takes advantage of the new Ultrabook capabilities. If it's a Windows application then it will work, obviously, and if you accept cursor input then the touchscreen input will work out of the box, too. But we want more:
The more you show off what an Ultrabook can do, the more you demonstrate that an Ultrabook isn't your Dad's old, tired PC, the better your chances. Make your existing app engaging on an ultra-light, ultra-portable Ultrabook.
Read the Ultrabook Overview for Software Developers for more info on what an Ultrabook running Windows 8 can do.
Judging will be divided into 7 categories, with each category winner being awarded a $10,000 prize.
First, Register! If you don't register you will not be eligible for the competition.
Second, complete your Windows 8 application, ensuring it showcases the Ultrabook, and submit it to the Intel AppUp store.
Round 2 contestants will need to be completed and tested using the Ultrabook that they received from Round 1 in order to ensure the application works perfectly on the hardware, and then contestants must submit their final application to Intel AppUp for verification and publishing. Contestants must provide proof of acceptance to be eligible to earn a Category Prize, an Application Success Award, and/or the Grand Prize by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Round 2 contestants should read the App Innovation Contest FAQ - App Submission & Verification and watch the short video Submitting Your App to the Intel® AppUp℠ App Innovation Contest
If you don't submit your app to the AppUp store in time, and/or it's not approved, you won't be eligible for final judging. Check the submission requirements and give yourself plenty of time to get it in. We're working with Intel to have your apps go through the fast lane, but we can't offer miracles for late entries. The deadline for round 2 entries is November 21, 2012
Contestants who do not receive an Ultrabook in Round 1, or who do not meet the Round 1 deadline, are still encouraged to develop applications, write an article describing their application (make sure it's posted in AppInnovation subsection of the Ultrabooks section) and then, should they be accepted, submit them to Intel AppUp store. Round 2 Contestants will be eligible to receive an Application Success Award on providing proof that (i) they have submitted their application to Intel AppUp and that (ii) it has been accepted to be included in the AppUp store.
As with any competition of this nature there are some restrictions. Employees at Intel, Microsoft, and CodeProject cannot enter, and laws in certain jurisdictions also restrict entrants. Please see the Terms and Conditions for a full list. Specifically, since a major component of this competition revolves around entrants receiving an Ultrabook, we've had to restrict entrants to the following countries: United States, Canada, India, Spain, Ireland, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Norway or Sweden. Yes, it sucks 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 a lot, 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 - snipets, tips, classes, or even full code - the better. Your priority in this competition is to get an app in the AppUp store, but if you can post a full article as well, then perfect.
Contestants chosen as Round 1 winners will be provided with a URL that allows them to get a certificate for free, compliments of Intel. You can use the certificates for anything you want.
Please note: There is currently an issue with the redirection from the Intel pages. ArchieCoder writes "When I was redirected from the Intel AppUp website to the Comodo form page, I was getting these 3 errors: Member not found, Unable to get property ‘Count’ of undefined or null reference, Unable to get property ‘ItemByName’ of undefined or null reference." ArchieCoder contines that he "put an "s" after http (so https://...) and it worked".
There should be a skip option at the bottom of the screen where it asks for the product key.
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