Maemo.org Coding Competition 2012

Contents

[edit] Introduction

(NB: VOTING IS NOW closed! And results are coming soon...

Preliminary reesults are here.

You can see a list of registered and submitted applications in the Participants section)


Welcome to the maemo.org Coding Competition 2012 wiki page! Beginning Monday 11th June, and running for 3 months, new applications for Maemo and MeeGo Harmattan devices (and significant updates to existing ones) will be eligible to enter in this years competition. Whether you are an experienced developer or a beginner on your very first application, we have a category that suits you and your application!

Nokia has generously donated 14 N950s and 11 N9s that we will assign to the winners and runner ups across the various categories. There will also be a community bounty made up of individual donations which will also be shared out amongst the best placed entries.

Entry is free. If there are any questions we have a discussion thread for the competition at http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=83761

If you are new to the Maemo community, please feel free to check out our introduction page to learn more about us.

Thanks for your interest in taking part, we can't wait to see what you'll develop for us! :)

(NB: The final details are still being ironed out, so the below is subject to change. Keep watching this space!)

[edit] Categories

The 5 main categories are for new application submissions:

  • Desktop, System & Utilities (Part 1 [1] | Part 2[2] | Part 3[3])
  • Games, Graphics & Multimedia (Part 1[4] | Part 2[5])
  • Network & Communications (Part 1[6] | Part2[7])
  • Location & Navigation ([8])
  • Other (Part 1[9] | Part 2[10])

There is also a category for updated code and functionality on already released applications (inc porting applications from other platforms):

  • Updates and development on existing apps (Part 1 [11]| Part 2 [12] | Part 3 [13])

And finally, there is an extra category specifically for those new to Maemo/MeeGo Harmattan development:

  • Beginners (made up of entries from the above categories) (Part 1 [14] | Part 2 [15] | Part 3 [16] | Part 4 [17])

Therefore, in total there are 7 categories in the coding competition.

[edit] Results

The competition has now ended. The winning application and runners ups for each category is as follows:

Category Winning App 1st Runner Up 2nd Runner Up 3rd Runner Up
Desktop, System, & Utilities Saera maecaltasks widgets KhtNotes
Location & Navigation meeTrainer GeePS2 EnyTrip Next BART
Network and Communications WifiTrans User Agent Tool genwall Transmission Remote
Games, Graphics & Multimedia pcam Alpha Strike Crosswords Instago
Other MeeCoLay SIM-Switcher Pomodoro BioPower
Updates & Development on Existing Apps modRana ProfileMatic N9 Quick Tweak MeeDocs
Beginners Alpha Strike SIM-Switcher meeTrainer Crosswords

[edit] Competition Timeline

The competition is currently scheduled to accept submissions for 3 months, starting on Monday 11 June 2012 and ending on Monday 10th September 2012. Competition entries must be submitted by 12 midnight on Sunday 9th September (UTC time). Voting will run from September 19th through September 27th 2012, 23:59 UTC.

[edit] How to Submit an Application

(NB: Entry is now closed! The final date for submissions was September 9th at midnight. You can see a list of registered and submitted applications in the Participation table. http://wiki.maemo.org/Maemo.org_coding_competition_2012#Participants)


To enter, you can submit your application entry via one of two ways - the competition submission page available at [18] or by emailing directly to the email address maemo.competition2012@gmail.com. You will also align your entry to one of the judging categories[19] at that time. in addition, you will also need to provide some details for the judging thread, including 2 screenshots, a brief description of your application, and an outline of what work you personally completed on it.

Eligible authors who mark their entry as 'beginner' will also have their application automatically entered into the beginner category.

Only applications received via the submission page or emailed directly to the competition email address will be counted as valid entries in the competition. New participants are welcome to join at any time up until the closing date.

[edit] Prizes

Nokia have generously donated 14 Nokia N950 handsets and 11 Nokia N9 handsets and these will be shipped free to the winners and runners up in each category, in accordance with the Nokia community device program. The devices assigned for each category is outlined below - the winner of each category will have first choice, followed by the second placed runner up, and so on until all devices have been assigned.

  • Desktop, System & Utilities (2 N950, 2 N9)
  • Games, Graphics & Multimedia (2 N950, 2 N9)
  • Network & Communications (2 N950, 2 N9)
  • Location & Navigation (2 N950, 2 N9)
  • Other (2 N950, 2 N9)
  • Updates and development on existing apps (2 N950, 1 N9)
  • Beginners (made up of entries from the 5 main categories) (2 N950)

In addition, there will be share of the community prize fund made up of donations from community members. The split for the community donation collection is still to be confirmed at this time (this section will be updated later).


Category Developer Application Prize Nokia Developer Username Prize Received
Desktop, System, & Utilities taixzo Saera N9 taixzo Yes
Desktop, System, & Utilities jackburton maecaltasks N950 jackburton Yes
Desktop, System, & Utilities Lucien XU widgets N9 Sfiet_Konstantin Yes
Desktop, System, & Utilities Khertan KhtNotes N9 (swapped from Network category) Khertan Yes
Desktop, System, & Utilities chrm DingMee N/a Bounty share Yes
Desktop, System, & Utilities abhinav12 ReferIt N/a Bounty Share Yes
Games, Graphics, & Multimedia qwazix pcam N9 mikedem Yes
Games, Graphics, & Multimedia aStrike Alpha Strike N950 aStrike Yes
Games, Graphics, & Multimedia draxcp6 Crosswords N9 DRAX Yes
Games, Graphics, & Multimedia dirksonguer Instago N950 DirkSonguer Yes
Games, Graphics, & Multimedia sakya Lone Wolf N/a Bounty share Yes
Games, Graphics, & Multimedia swinkels Nyan Cat N/a Bounty share Yes
Location & Navigation Paolo Angelelli meeTrainer N950 tedturbo Yes
Location & Navigation fcrochik GeePS2 N9 felipecrochik Yes
Location & Navigation netvandal enyTrip N9 netvandal Yes
Location & Navigation ikkysleepy Next BART N950 ikkysleepy Yes
Location & Navigation N/A To be reallocated
Location & Navigation N/A To be reallocated
Network & Communication cckwes WifiTrans N/a Share of Bounty Yes
Network & Communication Halftux genwall N950 Halftux Yes
Network & Communication titilambert HeySMS N950 titilambert Yes
Network & Communication shwstppr Bumblr N/a Second Bounty Share Yes
Network & Communication kesrut ServerMonitor N950 (swapped from Desktop category) kesrut Yes
Network & Communication leon.anavi MoGateway N9 leonanavi Yes
Other marmistrz MeeCoLay N950 marmistrz Yes
Other munozferna Pomodoro N9 fmunozs Yes
Other jukra BioPower N950 jukra Yes
Other helex WPx Emulatoor N9 QtHelex Yes
Other EmsNympton MeeGoal N/a Bounty share Yes
Other Hossein Kana of the Day N/a Bounty share Yes
Updates & Development on Existing Apps MartinK modRana N9 m4rtink Yes
Updates & Development on Existing Apps ajalkane ProfileMatic N/a Share of Bounty Yes
Updates & Development on Existing Apps Schturman N9 Quick Tweak N950 schturman Yes
Updates & Development on Existing Apps Marrat MeeDocs N950 marrat Yes
Updates & Development on Existing Apps Rainisto Presence VNC Yes Bounty share Yes
Beginners Peter Leinchen SIM-Switcher N950 lotte0509 Yes
Beginners saidinesh5 Puppy File Server N950 saidinesh5 Yes
Beginners tigre-bleu Allocine Yes Bounty share Yes
Beginners computerinfo21 Task Poach Yes Bounty share Yes

[edit] Donations for the Community Prize Fund

The following list shows all of the donations and pledges made to the community prize fund so far. There is no fixed amount - all donations are very welcome - and will be accepted from now until the closing date of the competition.


To donate via PayPal, just click on the following link and specify the amount you want to donate. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=FTU62WATF94BW

Please don't forget to include your maemo.org username in the PayPal message to be mentioned in the following list. If no maemo.org username is included, the donation will be marked as anonymous. You can find more information on the donation paypal process (with screenshots) on this post


Our special thanks to the following people for their generous contributions:

Date Nickname Amount (gross) in € PayPal fee in € Amount (net) in € Paid
24/5/2012kojacker50,001,30 48,70yes, 15/6/2012
25/5/2012Wonko40,001,1138,89yes
25/5/2012Anonymous15,000,6414,36yes
25/5/2012Anonymous50,002,8047,20yes
26/5/2012helex50,00 50,00yes, 27/6/2012
26/5/2012ljo60,001,4958,51yes
03/6/2012mrsellout50,001,3048,70yes, 18/6/2012
03/6/2012Anonymous5,000,454,55yes
12/6/2012zwevert5,000,454,55yes
12/6/2012qgil30,001,5228,48yes
17/6/2012bingomion10,000,879,13yes
18/6/2012almamo20,001,3318,67yes
22/6/2012P@t10,000,549,46yes
23/6/2012kojacker, in memory of Gary Birkett (lcuk)50,001,30 48,70yes
28/6/2012ljo60,001,4958,51yes
04/7/2012ZogG20,001,3918,61yes
18/7/2012marxian25,000,8324,17yes
18/7/2012javispedro15,000,6414,36yes
18/7/2012pigling10,000,879,13yes
26/7/2012Anonymous10,000,549,46yes
10/8/2012eduperez50,002,9547,05yes
19/8/2012proprog15,000,6414,36yes
24/8/2012Sap10,000,749,26yes
24/8/2012OVK30,000,9229,08yes
31/8/2012leon-anavi10,000,549,46yes
03/9/2012jurop8820,000,7319,27yes
08/9/2012Schturman15,001,1313,87yes
08/9/2012justadude70,003,0866,92yes
11/9/2012Anonymous10,000,549,46yes
13/9/2012rotoflex10,000,749,26yes
20/9/2012sony12310,000,749,26yes
27/9/2012Anonymous5,000,454,55yes
Totals840,00 (Pledged)33,06805,94 (Paid)

[edit] Participants

The final list of participants for voting is available at http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p=1264774&postcount=579

And you can see the application submissions listed by category on the external website http://cc2012.crochik.com/ and also on forum posts via the links below:

  • Location and Navigation [20]
  • Network and Communications 1/2 [23]
  • Network and Communications 2/2 [24]
  • Games, Graphic and Multimedia 1/2 [25]
  • Games, Graphic and Multimedia 2/2 [26]
  • Desktop, Systems and Utilities 1/3 [27]
  • Desktop, Systems and Utilities 2/3 [28]
  • Desktop, Systems and Utilities 3/3 [29]
  • Updates and development on existing applications 1/3 [30]
  • Updates and development on existing applications 2/3 [31]
  • Updates and development on existing applications 3/3 [32])


The below table displays the submission details, as received, for each application. (The table is currently in process of being updated with the final details.)

Developer Application Category Beginner Entry (Y/N) Platform (MeeGo/Maemo/etc) Entry Received?
marrat (Marcel D. Juhnke) MeeDocs (Google Docs/GDrive client for N9) Updates and development on existing apps N Harmattan YES
Khertan (Benoît HERVIER) KhtBMA Desktop, System & Utilities N Harmattan YES
Khertan (Benoît HERVIER) KhtNotes Desktop, System & Utilities N Harmattan YES
Khertan (Benoît HERVIER) Wleux Desktop, System & Utilities N Harmattan YES
titilambert (Thibault Cohen) HeySms Network & Communications N Fremantle YES
chrm (Christoph Maciejewski) DingMee Desktop, System & Utilities Y Harmattan YES
bibek (Anand Bibek) DoMee Desktop, System & Utilities N Harmattan YES
bibek (Anand Bibek) Blob Updates and development on existing apps N Harmattan YES
taixzo Saera (Voice command and AI) Desktop, System & Utilities N Fremantle YES
pa (Paolo Angelelli) meeTrainer Location & Navigation Y Harmattan YES
pa (Paolo Angelelli) syncgcontacts Network & Communications Y Harmattan YES
piggz (Adam Pigg) Square-It (Old fashioned game) Games N Harmattan, Fremantle YES
sakya (Paolo Iommarini) Lone Wolf for Maemo Games, Graphics & Multimedia N Fremantle YES
kunal_the_one (Kunal Parmar) Crazy Chickens game Updates and development on existing apps N Fremantle YES
kunal_the_one (Kunal Parmar) Audiobook Reader Updates and development on existing apps N Harmattan YES
swinkels (Slawomir Musial) Nyan Cat. The Game Games, Graphics & Multimedia N Harmattan YES
rfeese (Roger Feese) Math Bingo Games, Graphics & Multimedia Y Fremantle YES
rainisto (Jonni Rainisto ) Presence VNC with full VKB support for N9 Updates and development on existing apps N Harmattan YES
jackburton (Brandon Saxe) maecalTasks (N900) Desktop, System & Utilities N Fremantle YES
ajalkane (Arto Jalkanen) ProfileMatic Updates and development on existing apps N Harmattan YES
adityamhatre (Aditya Mhatre) Sync yourself Desktop, System & Utilities Y Harmattan YES
Iktwo sh Meemory, puzzle game to test your memory Games, Graphics & Multimedia N Fremantle YES
Iktwo sh Sim shorcut remover Other N Harmattan YES
draxcp6 Crosswords Games, Graphics & Multimedia Y Fremantle, Harmattan, Desktop YES
adityamhatre (Aditya Mhatre) Reaction Challenge (First one to tap wins) Games, Graphics & Multimedia Y Harmattan YES
fcrochik (Felipe Crochik) GeePS2 Location & Navigation N Harmattan YES
trx (Svetozar Belic) TxPad QML (Total rewrite of Maemo5 TxPad for Harmattan) Updates and development on existing apps N Harmattan YES
qwazix (Michael Demetriou) ρcam (raw image capture sοftware) Games, Graphics & Multimedia Ν Fremantle YES
shwstppr (Abhishek Kumar) Bumblr(Tumblr App) Network & Communications N Harmattan YES
cckwes (Wesley Chong) ThrowIn Games, Graphics & Multimedia N Harmattan YES
rash.m2k (Rashad Mughal) meeBay Network & Comminucations N Harmattan YES
3clch4pawlakov, Tomx95 (Tomasz Pastusiak) BlockMaster - Puzzle solving 2D platformer Games Y Fremantle YES
Halftux (Christian Weniger) Genwall (Iptables firewall gui) Network & Communications Y Fremantle YES
cckwes (Wesley Chong) WifiTrans Network & Communications N Harmattan, Fremantle YES
everall (Eddy Alleman) NumboTime Other Y Harmattan YES
Avis (Alek Terekhov) TriQuick Games, Graphics and Multimedia N Fremantle, Harmattan YES
MartinK (Martin Kolman) modRana flexible GPS navigation system Updates and development on existing apps N Fremantle, Harmattan, Desktop YES
MartinK (Martin Kolman) Mieru flexible manga and comic book reader Updates and development on existing apps N Fremantle YES
qwazix (Michael Demetriou) timenow, proximity enabled time on the idle screen of the N900 Desktop, System & Utilities Ν Fremantle YES
saidinesh5 (Dinesh Manajipet) Puppy File Server Network, System & Utilities Y Harmattan YES
munozferna (Fernando Muñoz) Transmission remote Network & Communications Ν Harmattan YES
kosirj (Jan Košir) FilmNotes Desktop, System & Utilities Y Harmattan YES
b0unc3 (Daniele Maio) AutoCallSMS Updates and development on existing apps N Harmattan YES
noidea (Leonid Gusak) qMetro Location & Navigation N Fremantle YES
peterleinchen (Peter Leinchen) SIM-Switcher Other Y Fremantle YES
jmankinen (Janne Mankinen) QMetronome Other Y Harmattan YES
EmaNymton (Boris Pohler) MeeGoal Other N Harmattan YES
helihyv (Heli Hyvättinen) CountYourScores Desktop, System & Utilities N Harmattan, Fremantle YES
jukra (Jukka Rajaniemi) BioPower Other Y Fremantle YES
bober12 (Dmitrijs Juškovs) Hits - Rhythm game. Games, Graphics & Multimedia Y Fremantle YES
heymaster (Kęstutis Rutkauskas) ServerMonitor Network & Communications Y Harmattan YES
helex (Michael Muth) WPx Emulator Other N Harmattan, Fremantle YES
leon.anavi (Leon Anavi) MoGateway Network & Communications N Harmattan YES
leon.anavi (Leon Anavi) location2sms Updates and development on existing apps N Harmattan/Android YES
Sfiet_Konstantin (Lucien XU) widgets Desktop, System & Utilities N Harmattan YES
Avis (Alek Terekhov) USSD Balance (Get mobile balance over USSD). Desktop, System & Utilities N Harmattan YES
Anatoly Kozlov QNetMan2 Updates and development on existing apps N Harmattan YES
Anatoly Kozlov MeegIM - xmpp client Network & Communications N Harmattan, Fremantle YES
rzr (Phil Coval) Redak Updates and development on existing apps N Harmattan YES
munozferna (Fernando Muñoz) Pomodoro Other Ν Harmattan YES
tigre-bleu (Antoine Vacher) AlloCine Desktop, System & Utilities Y Harmattan, Symbian later YES
opax SMS Scheduler Network & Communications Ν Harmattan YES
CaCO3 MiniBible Updates and development on existing apps N Harmattan YES
CaCO3 CacheMe Updates and development on existing apps N Harmattan YES
Wikiwide VirtRanSim, applet to choose virtual keyboard Desktop, System & Utilities N Fremantle YES
abhinav12 (Abhinav Singh) ReferIt N9 online dictionary app with audio pronunciation Desktop, System & Utilities Y Harmattan YES
ikkysleepy Next BART Location & Navigation Y Harmattan YES
ajalkane (Arto Jalkanen) ToggleWlanScan Network & Communications N Harmattan YES
tommyj23 (Jonathan Rejon) Adventlands Games, Graphics & Multimedia N Harmattan YES
briggers (Ashish Bhate) Server Status Widget Desktop, System & Utilities Y Fremantle YES
Schturman (Emil Yozgin) N9 Quick Tweak Updates and development on existing apps N Harmattan YES
dirksonguer (Dirk Songuer) Instago, an Instagram client for MeeGo. Games, Graphics & Multimedia N Harmattan YES
aStrike Alpha Strike Games, Graphics, % Multimedia Y Fremantle YES
frafl modern computer flatboat TMO, a simple pdf viewer Desktop, System & Utilities N Fremantle, harmattan (UNTESTED!) YES
computerinfo21 Task Poach Other Y Fremantle YES
pipould Clock My World Location & Navigation Y Harmattan YES
Lars Arnbak / fl4f MeeWOD Desktop, System & Utilities Y Harmattan YES
Hossein Kana of The Day Other Y Fremantle YES
mbo Klippr Desktop, System, & Utilities N Harmattan YES
marmistrz (Marcin Mielniczuk) PowEdit Desktop, System, & Utilities N Fremantle YES
marmistrz (Marcin Mielniczuk) User Agent Tool Network & Communications N Fremantle YES
marmistrz (Marcin Mielniczuk) MeeCoLay Other N Fremantle YES
marmistrz (Marcin Mielniczuk) MaeLyrica Games, Graphics, Multimedia N Fremantle YES
Alexislavie (Alexis Lavie) ext2Manager Desktop, System & Utilities Y Harmattan YES
gionni88 NoStopPlayer Games, Graphics, & Multimedia N Harmattan YES
netvandal enyTrip Location & Navigation N Harmattan YES
inz (Santtu Lakkala) Irssi optimized terminal IrsTerm Network & Communication N Fremantle YES

[edit] Rules

To ensure that the event runs properly, there are a few essential rules:

  • Only individuals may participate. Companies are excluded from the competition because of equity reasons.
  • If you have coded your app in a team and you win one of the prizes, your team has to designate one person as the winner.
  • Any number of apps can be submitted and elected as winners but, as communally agreed, there will be one prize per developer.
  • Apps must be available as executable and your entry should include at least two screen shots and a brief description to take part in the election. The applications have to run on default hardware running on an official version of Maemo or Harmattan.
  • All applications, which are created and uploaded during the duration of the competition and do not violate any laws or copyright will take part in the election.
  • A new application, in the context of the competition, is one which has not been previously developed for the Maemo or MeeGo Harmattan platform.
  • Ported applications are welcome, however only the work of porting will be considered (unless the original program is from the same developer and was developed or extended within the competition timeframe). These entries should include a description of work done during the porting process to enable the application to run on the Maemo/MeeGo Harmattan platform.
  • Already released software must have a substantial upgrade from previous releases to qualify for entry to the 'Updates to existing applications' category. These entries should also include a list of changes the author has made to the previous version.
  • Coding competition entries marked as beginner will also automatically be entered into the beginners contest if they meet the following criteria: entries to the beginners competition should be the authors first released coding project(s) for the Maemo and MeeGo Harmattan platforms, and must have been first released between the competition start and end dates.
  • Entries that are not stand alone software will have to include any libraries or files required to run, or they should be easily available via the normal Maemo.org and Nokia repositories. Clear instructions will have to be provided. In the case of interpreters and emulators copyrighted files should not be included.
  • There will be a feature freeze on entries during the voting stage of the competition. Please limit your code changes to bug fix only for any competition entry release during this period, and this restriction should remain until the end of the vote.
  • Only users of maemo.org who are registered at the start of the competition and have at least 10 karma at the time of voting are entitled to vote.
  • Device prizes are distributed by Nokia, in accordance with any rules and restrictions of the Nokia device program. Receipt of devices from previous distribution programs could affect the competition winner(s) options of available device. To maintain consistency, device prizes are restricted to models the winner has not received from a previous device program. If a suitable device cannot be assigned, we will make efforts to substitute a share of the community prize fund.
  • In the event where one or more applications are tied in a prize winning position after voting has ended, the application whose submission was received first by the competition email address (either directly or via the web page form) will take precendence.
  • There is no legal right to win.

[edit] Voting

(NB: VOTING IS NOW closed! And results are coming soon...

Preliminary reesults are here.)


Voting will run from September 19th through September 27th 2012, 23:59 UTC

The voting frontend, the webinterface via which you enter your vote, is the same as for the Maemo Council elections. So you can establish an order among the participating applications indicating your preferences. Thereby, the first choice has the most impact. With following choices the impact gets less and less. The last choice has the least impact.

[edit] Counting Votes

After the voting period has finished the votes are counted. The ranking order of participants is determined based on all valid votes.

The tool used for counting the votes is OpenSTV. We use OpenSTV version 1.6.1-1 which can be publicly downloaded from http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/openstv . The openstv executable used is extracted from the *.deb package.

For each category, the ranking of candiates is determined individually.

As general "vote counting system" Fractional Transfer Single Transferable Vote (FTSTV) is used. FTSTV, however, does not provide a way for determining the order of participants out of the box.

For determining the ranking among the participating applications the following approach is used:

  • The winner is determined by running OpenSTV for one seat.
  • Subsequently, the second place is determined by running OpenSTV for two seats. Thereby, the winner from step 1 plus another participant will be elected. The newly added/elected participant is placed second.
  • For determining the third place, OpenSTV is run for three seats. The newly added/elected participant takes the third place.
  • This process is repeated until the number of seats reaches n-1 with n being the number of participants. The remaining participant not being added or elected yet takes the last place.

For automating this counting process the following script is used

election=$1

tail -n 1 $election | sed 's/"//g'

>/tmp/result
for i in $(seq $(expr $(head -c 2 $election) - 1))
do
  openstv-run-election -r CsvReport -s $i FTSTV $election \
    | awk -F, '/Elected/ { print $1 }' \
    | while read w
        do if ! grep -q "$w" /tmp/result
          then
            echo $w >> /tmp/result
            break
          fi
        done
done
awk 'BEGIN { i = 1; } { print i, $0; i++; }' /tmp/result | sed 's/"//g'

This script should be saved to a file named "results" and can be called as follows:

for i in *.blt; do sh results $i; done

Assuming the script + openstv-run-election are in the same directory as the result files (the *.blt files) for all categories and the current directory is this directory, this way of calling the script will perform the counting for all categories. The only thing that may be changed in the above script is the passage "openstv-run-election" for adding a proper path to the actual location of the OpenSTV executable, e.g., to point to "/usr/bin/openstv-run-election". Aside from this exception the script must not be changed at all.

However it is still possible to also do the vote counting manually using the described process. Vote counting process, OpenSTV version used, and counting script are all publicly available so everyone can perform the voting and verify the final official results.

[edit] App Developer Resources

[edit] Getting started with Maemo application development

The Nokia Qt SDK is the official set of tools with everything needed to design and create applications for the N900. The development wiki is a great place to start, it contains lots of code examples and development guides. The "Windows Python and Qt in 30 mins" thread is a great PyQt tutorial for beginners and will have you coding your first app in minutes, and here's a tutorial from Linuxuser.co.uk.

The 'Developer' forum on maemo.org is an excellent resource to find answers and ask questions of your own.

[edit] FAQ

[edit] Spreading the word

[edit] Q: Which Twitter Hashtag to use for this Competition?

A: Please use #mccXII

[edit] Application requirements

[edit] Q: It is obligatory to code in Qt?

A: No, it isn't, but it would make your life probably a lot easier because you will be able to reach more platforms. We encourage everyone to use Qt.

[edit] App/Application submission process

[edit] Q: Where to submit my application?

A: You can enter your application via the competition entry form available at http://kojacker.net/blog/?page_id=170#entryform or by emailing your application to maemo.competition2012@gmail.com directly.


[edit] Q: Who selects the category of the application?

Will the developers select the category when they join the competition or will someone sort it into the correct category before the voting begins?

A: They will choose the category for their app, but everyone should keep an eye on that. Before the voting process starts we'll check if every app is in a reasonable category, so that it is not possible to cheat by choosing the category with the lowest competition.

[edit] Application proposal

http://www.developer.nokia.com/Community/Wiki/Apps_Missing Desirable apps missing from Nokia platforms

If you would like to have an App but you can't code yourself, write it down here! Many devs are happy to get a new idea input. (Rom Manager was a proposal from last year).

application name short description features link to similar app or screenshots
Rom Manager A rom manager for emulators. Choose folders for roms of different systems.

Rom audition and fixing using Romcenter databases

Rom downloading.

Integration with most popular emulators (DrNokSnes, PicoDrive, ...)

Rom Gripper for Android.
Tumblr client Tumblr client for n900 and n9/50 login, post, read, follow, unfollow, etc. http://tumblita.com/ for example
NFC Alarm clock An alarm clock that only turns off when a certain nfc tag is detected Clock, alarm, and assigning different tags to different alarms Don't know any
NFC Card emulator Use nfc to simulate cards Store and manage different nfc/rfid cards, using the phone instead of the plastic Do not know any similar

[edit] Discussion

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[edit] Contact

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