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#71
Originally Posted by zehjotkah View Post
Hi everyone!
Good news!
We'll relaunch competition.meetmeego.org in a new design, close to the maemo.org design.
If you have a proposal for a new banner (instead of the Berlin skyline) please let me know.
Please use different colours (at least the text colour).

Originally Posted by zehjotkah View Post
New rule: just new apps allowed, no updates to existing apps.
....
New categories:
- Best Qt app
- Best update to an existing app
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#72
Originally Posted by nicolai View Post
Please use different colours (at least the text colour).
Do you mean different colors than at the moment, or different colors than maemo.org?
The idea was to use exact the same colors as maemo.org to subline that it is the "maemo.org coding competition".


Originally Posted by nicolai View Post
?
just new apps allowed in every category despite except category "Best update to existing app".
This category is for all the updates, to encourage making updates to existing apps and not abandon them, but not put highly developed apps in competition with new apps.


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I made also some edits to the last post, maybe re-read it...

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#73
Originally Posted by zehjotkah View Post
Do you mean different colors than at the moment, or different colors than maemo.org?
Different colors than the last time. This ugly pink was hard to read :-)
 

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I agree that "Desktop(widgets)" and "Fun&Strange" could fit into just a "Others" category.
 

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Hey zehjotkah, I had the same query as nicolai I think what you're proposing is that the new rule ("New rule: just new apps allowed, no updates to existing apps") applies to the existing 9 categories, ie.

- Business & Office
- Games
- Desktop (Widgets)
- Fun & Strange
- Graphics & Multimedia
- Location & Navigation
- Network & Communication
- System & Utilities
- plus one Beginner Prize possible from any category

and any other category(s) that might be introduced later - except for the special category for updates ("Best update to existing app").

Originally Posted by zehjotkah View Post
just new apps allowed in every category despite category "Best update to existing app".
In that case, I'd suggest 'except' is maybe a clearer word than 'despite' to use. Or I might have it all wrong

The only risk to the 'new apps only' rule is that it's sure to cut down the number of entries, so there may be too many categories. It would look bad if there were lots of categories but only a few entries in each.

I'd miss the "Fun & Strange" category if it went, even though it's not often over subscribed with entries it does raise some gems and a few smiles - who can forget rmerren's entry 'Old School' (Old School for n900) or helex's entry 'N900 X-Ray' (N900-X-Ray - this will convert your N900 into a hi-resolution mobile X-Ray unit) lol We definitely need to keep a place somewhere for the eccentric side of maemo.org, even if it's just a catch-all 'others' category

I think that N900 X-Ray thread is one of my favorites on maemo.org And this follow up thread n900 xray is it real??? too .. in fact maybe we should have a category where the winner is the application that generates the best threads with the most ridiculous replies

Originally Posted by zehjotkah View Post
We have a wiki-page: http://wiki.maemo.org/Maemo.org_coding_competition_2012
And our first donation pledge to the community bounty

http://wiki.maemo.org/Maemo.org_codi...ity_Prize_Fund
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#77
Originally Posted by zehjotkah View Post
New rule: just new apps allowed, no updates to existing apps.
What's the cut off point for things being counted as being "new"?
 

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Originally Posted by kojacker View Post
In that case, I'd suggest 'except' is maybe a clearer word than 'despite' to use. Or I might have it all wrong
Oh yes, you're right. That's what I meant. Sorry, not a native english speaker over here...

Originally Posted by kojacker View Post
And our first donation pledge to the community bounty

http://wiki.maemo.org/Maemo.org_codi...ity_Prize_Fund
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@all do you want to use the same (my) paypal account again?


Originally Posted by Elleo View Post
What's the cut off point for things being counted as being "new"?
All apps released and submitted within the (yet to be announced) timeframe.
I hope to get the new instance of the submission site online this week or end of week, so it will start soon.

Originally Posted by kojacker View Post
The only risk to the 'new apps only' rule is that it's sure to cut down the number of entries, so there may be too many categories. It would look bad if there were lots of categories but only a few entries in each.
Hopefully the N950s as prizes will overcome this risk...

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#79
New category proposal:

1. Business & Office
2. Games
3. Graphics & Multimedia
4. Location & Navigation
5. Network & Communication
6. Others
7. System & Utilities
8. Update to an existing app

9. Beginner-Award (one from any category)
10. Multi-Platform-Award (one from any category)

Categories 1 to 7: Only new apps allowed (released within the competitions timeframe).

Now we would have 8 categories to fill up. I've remove the "Best Qt-App" category, because I think 99% of the apps will be developed using Qt/QML, so it's not an achievement anymore like last year, where the N9 was new and different to the N900-development with hildon.

Please let me know what you think!
 

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It seems fine to me. And don't forget to repost the Paypal account.

We should also start collecting proposals to give some handy ideas to the developers.
 

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