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 email@example.com.
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.
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 AppUp.
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.
Residents of Quebec and of the following countries are ineligible to participate 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. Employees, officers and representatives (and members of their immediate families and those living in the same household of each) of both CodeProject and Intel, its parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies and any company involved in the design, execution, production or judging of this promotion ("contest entities") are ineligible. Void where prohibited.
In addition, the votes and comments each submission receives on CodeProject website will be taken into account. Judges decisions are final. You may withdraw your submission at any time by notifying CodeProject. If a submission is withdrawn your right to win a prize is terminated.
All winners will be notified via email. If after seven (7) days of the second notification to the winner no acknowledgement or response is received the prize is forfeited, and CodeProject will select another winner.
Substitution or transfer of Prizes is not allowed, and Prizes may not be redeemed for cash. If a Prize becomes unavailable or is prohibited by law CodeProject may at its sole discretion award a substitute prize of equal or greater value. The winner accepts responsibility for all federal, state and local taxes and fees in connection with the prizes.
Apart from prizes offered as part of the contest, no monetary compensation will be paid for any of your contest submissions. Intel and CodeProject are not responsible for contest entries not received due to lost, failed, delayed or interrupted connections or miscommunications, or other electronic malfunctions. Intel and CodeProject are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by you or any other persons or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the contest.
If, for reasons beyond CodeProject’s control (including, but not limited to, tampering or computer virus infection), the contest is not capable of running as originally planned, CodeProject, at its sole discretion but in consultation with Intel, reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest, without liability. CodeProject will not be responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, or illicit submissions, or for Internet, computer hardware and software, phone, and other technical errors, omissions malfunctions, and delays. Entries are void if they contain material typographical or other errors. All entrants agree to comply fully with each provision in these Rules. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this contest and any person who does not comply with these Rules, will be ineligible for any prize(s) and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
For any feedback or questions regarding the contest or the prizes you can participate in the contest discussion forum.
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