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Have you submitted your app for the App Showdown contest? With just under one week to go, there’s still time to enter and have the opportunity to win a Nexus/Meizu device with your app running on the handset. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday 9th April, 2014.

Here are the details once again:

The contest is open to everyone. The four dedicated categories that you can enter:

  1. QML: original apps written in QML or those with a combination of QML and JavaScript/C++

  2. HTML5: original apps written using web technologies, be it pure HTML (and CSS/JavaScript) or with platform access using Apache Cordova

  3. Ported: apps ported from another platform, regardless of the technology used

  4. Chinese apps: apps in this category will have to be original and specific to China and the Chinese culture. They will be judged by three native experts in our jury.

To enter the competition and get further information click here.

Winning entries will be announced by Canonical once the judging process has been completed – anticipated to be end of April 2014.  Good luck!

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Canonical

Developing your app for Ubuntu? Want to understand Ubuntu’s app publishing process? Today we have released a step by step video guide which shows just how easy it is to publish your app on Ubuntu.  Jono Bacon, Head of Community at Canonical, walks you through the Ubuntu publishing process for new applications. He shows how to upload your app, talks through the approval process (from approver view), and shows how your apps are instantly available on Ubuntu devices for download.

No need for multiple submissions for different form factors – one click lands your app across all Ubuntu devices!

View the app publishing video here

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David Planella

Just a quick reminder that I’ll be running a Workshop for the Ubuntu App Showdown in very few minutes. Update: the video is now live!

I’ll be talking about Qreator, an application I developed for quick creation of QR codes from the desktop. The idea is to explain how I put it together in order to help new app developers with an example where they can learn from and ask questions about.

So feel free to join me on the live feed, learn more and ask your questions.

If you cannot follow it live, you can also see the recording at your own time later on.

See you there in a bit!

The post Upcoming Ubuntu App Showdown Workshop: How I Made Qreator appeared first on David Planella.

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David Planella

After reading the Ubuntu App Showdown subreddit, getting a few pings on G+ and IRC, it seems there are some showdown participants concerned about whether their app made it on time for the contest.

So here’s a quick heads up: don’t worry, if your app was submitted to MyApps on time, and complied with the contest requirements, it made it to the contest. If some of the requirements were not met, we’ve probably contacted you and given you a chance to meet them, as we appreciate the hard work you’ve put these last 3 weeks, and we want you to get in.

Some of you have noticed there is a Trello board the Ubuntu App Review Board and their contributors have been using to track progress on app reviews. Some of the apps are still not in there simply because of the overwhelmingly positive response and the work it takes to process the about 150 contest submissions we got. About 90% of them are valid, and while it might take us a bit more than expected to process them, it is a very pleasant problem to have, to be honest :).

We’re currently finishing off the list of qualified apps and setting up the voting infrastructure, so we’ll publish the list of apps on the Ubuntu App Developer blog very soon.

In any case, good work to all of you who’ve participated. You’ve made it. In only 3 weeks you’ve gone from idea to a finished app using the Free Software tools Ubuntu puts on your hands. It is amazing, and even more for those of you who were new to app development in Ubuntu. I hope you’ve had fun and learnt a lot. Good luck with your apps during the jury vote!

Looking forward to start voting on all your awesome apps!

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