Yesterday we launched the Ubuntu App Showdown contest. It has been great to see the excitement and interest in the contest!
One of the pieces of feedback we have seen is about the requirement to use Quickly (a tool we recommend developers use to generate, edit code, and package and release their apps). We always strongly recommend people use Quickly, but due to a desire for non-Quickly users to participate, we are no longer requiring it.
As such, while we recommend new developers use Quickly (and you can get started with Quickly here), if you want to use the other development tools, languages and toolkits in Ubuntu 12.04, you are welcome to. This opens the contest up to Qt developers and C/C++ GTK developers and more.
If you choose to not use Quickly, remember that you still need to meet the submission requirements outlined below:
- Your app must run perfectly in Ubuntu 12.04.
- It should be packaged in a Personal Package Archive (PPA).
- It should run from /opt.
- It should only depend on libraries that are available in the Ubuntu 12.04 Ubuntu archives.
Apps that do not meet these criteria will be rejected from the contest.
Quickly automates almost all of this, but if you would prefer to not use Quickly and do this manually, then you are welcome to participate!
Good luck in the contest…the three week countdown begins on Monday 18th June 2012!