Can I enter a Windows Store app in the Windows AppStore?
This competition covers only the Intel AppUp store. If you wish to enter
an app in the Windows store that's up to you, but there is no submission prize for getting
an app in the Windows Store.
Do I have to provide source code?
No, but please see this note.
What sort of apps are you after?
Innovative, interesting apps that provide a new experience. An Ultrabook
is more than a laptop. The more your app shows off this, the better your chances
More FAQs here
submissions to the Intel AppUp store can be made November 1 - November 21, 2012. RegisterPlease consult
this FAQ for important information on the submission
Congratulations to the following contestants who were the first to get their
apps in the AppUp store. Congratulations!
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
Judging will be divided into 7 categories, with each category winner being awarded
a $10,000 prize.
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 email@example.com.
All Round 2 contestants should read the
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,
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
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
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
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.
These rules (and CodeProject®
Agreement) govern the App Innovation Contest (the "contest") and set
out the terms and conditions between CodeProject and its affiliates ("CodeProject"
or "us/we") and each participant ("participant", "contestant", or "you"). A submission
to this contest constitutes your acceptance of these Rules.
Round 1 Between September 24, 2012 and October 24, 2012 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time
("Round 1"), use whatever tools you have available to start creating a Windows 8 application that is
enabled for Ultrabook. The application should showcase
unique features of Ultrabook (e.g. touch-screen, gyroscope, accelerometer, etc.). Post an article
in our Ultrabook section under "App Innovation Contest" describing the application you intend to
submit in this contest. Your article can either include your application (with or without source),
or a write up of your application (including code snippets) or, if you’re working on an existing
application that you would prefer remain confidential, an explanation of your application that will
allow us to judge whether or not you will meet the criteria to move to round 2.
Applications and articles should fall into one of the following categories:
Contestant submissions will be evaluated against the judging criteria
as soon as they are posted and an Ultrabook will be sent immediately to
the first 300 Contestants who meet or exceed the judging criteria.
Round 2 Winners from Round 1 should test and update their applications
using the Ultrabook they received in order to ensure the application works
perfectly on the hardware.
Contestants must submit their final application to Intel AppUp for verification
and publishing and provide proof of acceptance to be eligible to earn a Category
Prize, an Application Success Award, and/or the Grand Prize.
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, submit them
to Intel AppUp and submit articles to CodeProject for judging. At CodeProject’s
discretion, additional Ultrabooks may be awarded to Round 2 Contestants meriting
recognition. Round 2 Contestants will be eligible to receive an Application
Success Award on providing proof that (i) they have submitted their application
to the Intel AppUp and that (ii) it has been accepted to be included in the
For all Contestants, the following proofs will be required to be eligible
to win an Application Success Award, a Category Prize, or the Grand Prize:
Articles and all proofs of submission and acceptance to Intel AppUp must
be received no later than November 21, 2012 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard
Time for contestants to be eligible to win an Application Success Award, a Category
Prize, or the Grand Prize. Acceptance of the application into AppUp will be
verified by CodeProject judges before awarding any prizes. All entries must
be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to qualify.
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due to legal constraints: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.
All national and local laws and regulations of the contestant’s country of residence
apply. Residents of countries under U.S. embargo are not eligible to enter.
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and those living in the same household of each) of both CodeProject and Intel,
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In addition, the votes and comments each submission receives on CodeProject
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Adam David Hill wrote:Would the Ultrabook be an additional one to the one from the first round
Chris Maunder wrote: write about the AppStore SDKs, code signing, the submission process,
Meshack Musundi wrote:Will that article be considered for this competition?
Meshack Musundi wrote:It seems that this competition will be highly favourable to those who received an Ultrabook in the previous competition
Chris Maunder wrote:If the article meets the criteria for this competition, namely that it seeks to teach by sharing code, then I'm willing to be flexible
Chris Maunder wrote:The Windows Simulator, for example, is a perfectly good learning and teaching platform.
Ranjan.D wrote:there are lots of code available from MSDN about the usage on sensors
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