App Developer Competition

Bhavani Shankar R bhavi at
Sat Jun 9 05:13:23 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 9:54 PM, Jono Bacon <jono at> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I just wanted to let you know about something that will be happening soon. :-)
> For a little while we have been planning an app developer competition.
> The idea will basically work like this:
>  * The competition will run for three weeks.
>  * People are invited to create a new app from scratch in that three
> week period and at the end of the three weeks they need to submit it
> to a PPA for review. They are required to use Quickly (this is to
> showcase our app development tools).
>  * At the end of the three week period a panel of six judges will
> review the apps on different criteria (Appearance/Design,
> Functionality, Quality, and "Interestingness"). The judges will score
> each submitted app between 1 and 10 (1 being terrible, 10 being
> awesome).
>  * We have some awesome prizes: two System76 laptops for the Gold and
> Silver slots, and I am coordinating a Bronze prize too.
>  * After these prizes are awarded, we would like to ask the ARB and
> Consumer Apps to review these apps and get them into the USC. There
> will then be a wider community vote for a two week period where the
> hight scores in the USC will also get prizes.
> I wanted to let you good folks know about this for a few reasons:
>  * Naturally there will be some cool apps that need reviewing and
> packaging. Fortunately, these will all be Quickly apps and be PPAs, so
> be more straightforward to review.
>  * We would like to offer a judging place for a member of the ARB. Our
> judging panel will comprise of (2 x Community Team Members (David
> Planella and Myself), 1 x Press Person, 1 x App Author, 1 x Designer,
> and 1 x ARB Member). Could you folks discuss between you to decide who
> will take this slot.
> I think this is going to be an awesome competition for raising
> awareness of the Ubuntu platform, and getting more cool apps into
> Ubuntu. :-)
> Thanks!
>    Jono

Hi Jono!

This is great news :-) Yay! I see it more from a marketing perspective
also which fits in good here (Since m a marketing masters student too)
as we can get more quality stuff into USC and raising awareness and
curiosity amongst the masses thereby making ubuntu more popular :-)

/me lifts his hands up for volunteering in the ARB slot

Comments welcome.


Bhavani Shankar
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