Today we are announcing the Ubuntu App Showdown; an exciting contest to create an app from scratch for Ubuntu in three weeks, and delivered in the Ubuntu Software Centre.

The best apps will win some awesome prizes from System76 and Qt including a System76 Gazelle Professional laptop and Nokia N9 phone for the gold prize, a System76 Lemur Ultra laptop and Nokia N9 phone for the silver prize and a Nokia N9 phone for the bronze prize.

After the contest the community will vote on all of the apps in the Ubuntu Software Centre and there are another three Nokia N9 phones up for grabs!

The Judges

Completed entries in The Ubuntu App Showdown will be judged by our esteemed panel of judging submissions on Appearance, Stability, Platform Integration, Innovation and Scratching an Itch. The panel includes:

  • Matthew Paul Thomas – Canonical Design Team
  • Jono Bacon – Ubuntu Community Manager
  • Joey-Elijah Sneddon – OMG! Ubuntu! Founder and Chief Editor
  • David Planella – App Developer Community Liaison
  • Bhavani Shankar – Application Review Board
  • Jonathan Thomas – OpenShot Lead Developer

If you are not a programmer and want to share some ideas for cool apps, be sure to add and vote apps on our reddit page.

How To Enter

The contest is free to enter and open to everyone.

The three week period starts on the Mon 18th June 2012!

Find out more and enter the Ubuntu App Showdown