The next Ubuntu App Showdown

Registered by Michael Hall on 2013-11-04

Review the previous app showdown, identify areas that need improvement, and set out a roadmap and plans for another app showdown later in the cycle.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Jono Bacon
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Michael Hall
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Michael Hall
Definition:
New
Series goal:
Accepted for trusty
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

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Sprints

Whiteboard

== Problems encountered in the last Showdown ==

http://rschroll.github.io/beru/2013/11/14/evaluating-the-app-showdown-evaluation.html

HTML5 support not on-par with QML
C++ cross-compiling for armhf without a device
API documentation
Developers wanted to know their scores and where they fell in relation to others

== Changes for the next Showdown ==

Provide per-area scores to show where the app needed more improvements
Content Hub should be available
Community judging via click store reviews

== Topic/Theme for the next Showdown ==

Games
Original and Ported categories again
Multiple categories to be broadly appealing

== Prize ideas ==

$10 credit to click store
or other Canonical store/service credit
Tablets

(?)

Work Items

Work items for ubuntu-13.12:
[mhall119] Check on Content Hub providers for the showdown (by mid-january): DONE
[mhall119] Check on haptics API for the showdown (by end of year): DONE
[mhall119] Check on push notifications API for the showdown (won't be ready for independent apps in 14.04): DONE
[mhall119] Check on click store reviews availaibilty for the showdown (by end of year): DONE
[mhall119] Check on Box2d availability for showdown (https://gitorious.org/qml-box2d/qml-box2d/source/47ab19e6eae01ce5506c8348588620817beef17e:): DONE

Work items for ubuntu-14.02:
[jonobacon] Check availability of supported tablets for prizes: DONE
[mhall119] Schedule showdown start/end dates: DONE
[mhall119] Announce showdown dates, topics/categories, prizes and rules: DONE
[mhall119] Assemble a team of judges: DONE
[mhall119] Setup submission form: INPROGRESS
[mhall119] Setup judging form: TODO
[mhall119] Update developer.u.c/showdown pages with new info: DONE

Work items for ubuntu-14.04:
[mhall119] Announce winners: TODO

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