Friday, 2 March 2012

First EXOdesk Application Development Challenge - Win an EXOdesk! (Updated)

Make Web not War and EXOPC are proud to present the first EXOdesk Application Development Challenge. Application developers can submit their applications to become one of the first person in the world to own an EXOdesk, named one the best innovation of CES 2012.
The contest’s goal is to determine the best applications by quality, innovation and creativity, user experience and learning curve, and look and feel. The challenge starts on March 3rd 2012 and closes on May 1st 2012. Winners will be unveil on May 15th 2012.

UPDATE: The challenge has been extended to give programmer more time to develop their application. The new closing date of the challenge is now July 15th 2012 and the winners will be unveil on August 15th.  

1. Send us an email to register 

Send us your first and last name to register to the challenge. 

Register now

The development kit is compatible Windows 7 and Windows 8.

You can test your application on any PC with a decent graphic card. An HD display is highly recommended. If you do not have access to a touch panel, you can test your application with a mouse.
3. Develop your application

The EXOPC HTML5 development kit is easy to use and EXOPC will provide all the required support. Please reply to this post for any question.
For those based in Montreal, an EXOdesk will be accessible for testing purpose.
 4. Submit your application before 1st of May
The application submission will be done directly through the EXOstore, and will be made available later this month.
The following criteria will be taken into consideration:
  • Innovation in usage model
  • Usability and learning curve
  • Look and feel
Business, educational or consumer oriented applications are welcome.

6. Selection
A panel of Judges will vote for the 3 best applications.

The members of the panel are:
  • Frédéric Harper, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft
  • Isaac Strack, Experience Designer, Adobe Systems
  • Michael Holstein, VP business Development, ViewSonic
  • Sacha Leprêtre, Development & Internet Technologies manager, CRIM
  • Jean-Baptiste Martinoli, Chief of innovation & co-founder, EXOPC
  • Yann Larrivée, president of ConFoo 
  • Jeff Schader, CEO of The Skin Factory

7. Win your prize!

First price: a 32 inches EXOdesk, full HD, capacitive 10 points of touch
Second and third prices: Windows 7 EXOPC Slate 3G 64GB - Best tablet of the Year (Laptop Mag reader's choice) with new EXO UI 2.0 + tested by Microsoft Lab for Windows 8 compatibility (more info)

Complete contest rules will be available on 3.3.2012 on this site
The winners will be announced on 5.15.2012 8.15.2012.

Please reply to this post for any question



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