Rules for the 2011 competition

You have 48 hours to build an application based around the theme of “Communication and/or Journalism” in one of the five categories;
* bada
* Qt – one or more of Symbian, MeeGo or Maemo
* Microsoft Phone 7
* Android
* iOS

The judges will be looking at (these have different weights and are in no specific order);-

** Freshness of the idea
are rating how new the idea is to you (i.e. when you got the idea, last year or last week), AS WELL as if it is similar to an existing app (i.e. we slightly punish coping existing apps that exist on another platform)
** use of bleeding edge tech
the more blood and screaming the better!
** implementation
i.e. is it a flawless working app ready for the store or does it crash 4 times out of 5 when started up. Although there is a slight benefit if the crash is really spectacular
** length of time spent coding on the platform
we are rewarding n00bs and punishing grey beards! The idea is to encourage you to try new platforms (and reward you for doing so!)
** your general coding experience
again there is a slight benefit for the less experienced)

NOTE: You do not need a physical handset to enter the competition, but you do need a running demo. Demos on a device a slightly favoured

On Saturday, you can fill-in a judging form (you can find them where you pick up your name badge)
Then find the appropriate Judge for your category and he/she will then write a score for your application on the sheet and sign it.
Once that is done, bring the sheet to Mike in the main auditorium, you have until 16:40 on Saturday (Generous souls that we are we have given you an extra 10 minutes πŸ™‚ ). When you hand me the form, I will also take a short video of the app running.


  1. Posted February 25, 2011 at 13:56 | Permalink


    Sorry for the stupid question but would I be able to participate in a contest being in different location?

    • Posted February 25, 2011 at 21:55 | Permalink

      feel free to build something, but in order to have it judged you need to be at the event on Saturday, as the Judge for that category needs to see the app to judge it πŸ™‚

      If you know someone who could come and show the app and then you talk to the Judge about the app (technology used, your history and background etc), then that could work.

Post a Comment to mike

Required fields are marked *


%d bloggers like this: