Welcome to 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!
Completed entries in The Ubuntu App Showdown will be judged by our esteemed pan 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
You’ve got 3 weeks and we strongly recommend you use Quickly (although you don’t have to). Are you up to the challenge?
|Gold Prize||Silver Prize||Bronze Prize|
|Community prize: a Nokia N9 phone for each one of the top 3 apps. Those apps which have already won the jury vote (Gold, Silver or Bronze) are not eligible for the community prize!|
|Every submitted app also gets an Ubuntu T-Shirt!|
Spread the word
Keep everyone updated by blogging about your app’s progress and post the blog entry link on Twitter with the #ubuntuappshowdown hash tag.
Be sure to send your blog entries to the UbuntuAppShowdown reddit or as a mention to @ubuntuappdev â€“ the judges like to see your progress!
And remember to stay up to date about the latest Ubuntu App Showdown news on the app developer channels::
- If you’ve got any questions, check out the Ubuntu App Showdown FAQ â€º
- If you need help developing your application, we’ve got a rich set of resources full of technical documentation and tutorials â€º
- Ask any other questions on Askubuntu â€º