So the time to get your apps ready for the Ubuntu App Showdown deadline is drawing to a close. It’s been a fun ride and it’s been truly inspiring to see the r/UbuntuAppShowdown reddit and the Ubuntu App Developers G+ page boiling with activity with participants showcasing the progress of their apps and developers helping each other with questions and answers. We are very much excited to see and use the cool applications you’ve all created.

This is a reminder for everyone to start submitting their applications to the Software Store and fill in the participation form. You can already send your apps and upload new updates, but only until Sunday, 15th Sept at 23:59 UTC.

Register your participation

To make sure your application is registered for the contest and judges review it, you’ll need to fill in the participation form. You can start filling it in already and until the submission deadline, it should only take you 2 minutes to complete.

Fill in the Showdown participation form ?

Submit your app

The final and most important step will be to submit your app to the store, so that judges and users can start reviewing them. Essentially, you’ll need to package up your application using the click format with Qt Creator and submit it online
as instructed on the developer site.

Those of you with apps using C++ extensions will need to include the compiled extensions manually into a click package until the infrastructure pieces are in place in the platform.

Submit your app to the Store

Design questions?

For those of you who have design questions for your apps, we’re starting a weekly design clinic where you can talk directly to Ubuntu Touch designers. The first Ubuntu Touch Design Clinic starts today, 11 Sept at 13:00 UTC at Ubuntu on Air.

Looking forward to seeing your apps on the phone and let the Showdown countdown start!