over 3 years ago

Announcing the winners

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of Dual Screen App Challenge.

View all the winners in the Gallery.

Thanks again to everyone who participated and made the challenge a great success!

The Dual Screen App Challenge team


over 3 years ago

Public voting is now open

The public voting period for Dual Screen App Challenge has begun. Browse the Submission Gallery and vote for your favorites!

If you’ve entered a submission, be sure to spread the word through your social networks.

Thanks,

The Dual Screen App Challenge team


over 3 years ago

One week left to apply!

Good news, Dual Screen App Challenge participants: you're almost at the finish line!

Once again, the deadline is 5 p.m. PT next Monday, July 21, 2014. (International entrants: find out what time that is in your city.) 

As you finalize your application, we encourage you to refer to the previous Updates, which contain the submission checklist & video tips.

If you haven't created a draft yet, please do so now. And if you've just joined us recently, get some inspiration from the Resource tab where you'll find code samples, ideas, and even a how-to webinar, and pretend you're heading into…

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over 3 years ago

Submission Checklist

Don’t forget that submissions are due on July 21st by 5:00 p.m. PT (Find out what time that is in your city.) .

If you haven't created a draft yet, please do so now. And if you've just joined us recently, we encourage you to explore the Resource tab for code samples, ideas, and even a how-to webinar.

 

Submission checklist

Before you say "ship it!", here are some reminders to help you make sure everything is in order.

  • Have you explained how your app or game shows one thing on the phone screen and something different on…

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over 3 years ago

2 Weeks left! How to make a great video

There are only 2 weeks left in the Dual Screen App Challenge! Don’t forget that submissions are due on July 21st by 5:00 p.m. PT (Find out what time that is in your city.) .

If you haven't created a draft yet, please do so now. And if you've just joined us recently, we encourage you to explore the Resource tab for code samples, ideas, and even a how-to webinar.

 

Until now, you've been focused on building an awesome game or app. But don't forget about your submission video. It's often the first thing that judges and…

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over 3 years ago

Coming down to the home stretch!

There are just over 2 weeks left in the Dual Screen App Challenge, so these Updates are going to come a bit more frequently until the submission deadline. Look for updates on how to create a great video, the submission checklist, and of course lots of encouragement to start your draft early.

Don’t forget that submissions are due on July 21st bu 5:00 p.m. PT (Find out what time that is in your city.) .

If you haven't created a draft yet, please do so now. And if you've just joined us recently, we encourage you to explore…

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over 3 years ago

Webinar recording is now online

If you missed Mark Murphy's webinar, you can now watch it online to learn about building your first Dual Screen app. A sample app and source code are also available on the resources tab.

Action Required: Please take a minute to tell us where you are in the submission process.


over 3 years ago

Tech Webinar + Sample Code

Mark Murphy, one of our judges and owner of CommonsWare, is hosting a webinar on June 17th to explain the dual screen APIs and answer your questions. He'll discuss best practices, different methodologies, and walk through a fully functional sample app. Download the app & source code from our resources page.

Date: June 17th, 9am PST
Webinar Link: http://cpo.st/1pcyzBn
Meeting Number: 571 918 077
Meeting Password: dualscreen

Action Required: Please take a minute to tell us where you are in the submission process.


over 3 years ago

Halfway check-in, and come see us in Boston

2 things of note in this week's update.

First, the submission period is nearing the halfway point. We're excited to see what you're all working on, so please take a minute to tell us where you are in the submission process. As a reminder, submissions are due July 21st and there is a prize pool of $100,000 up for grabs!

If you have any questions which are holding you back, please check the Resources tab, and if there's no answer there, post on the Discussions Forum.

Second, we're going to be at the Android Developer's Conference (AnDevCon) in…

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over 3 years ago

Clarification about open source software

We've made a clarification to the Official Rules to specifically allow the use of third-party software, including open source software. The clarification is below (as well as on the Rules tab). We know that there are lots of great open source resources, including the code samples in Mark Murphy's excellent "Android Development for External Displays – a Busy Coder’s Guide " on the Resources tab.

CLARIFICATION - MAY 11, 2014:  While an entrant’s App may incorporate third-party software, including open source software, the App must include material and substantial functionality that adds significant value beyond the third-party software that is the result…

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over 3 years ago

Did you check out the Developer Guide?

Do you have lots of ideas for great dual screen apps and games, but still have technical questions? If so, make sure you check out the developer guides on the resources tab! Not only do we have an excellent and extensive article by Mark Murphy, one of the contest judges, but we also have links to purchase wireless game controllers, MHL cables, and MHL to HDMI adapters. If you still have questions after checking out those resources, feel free to start a discussion about it.


over 3 years ago

What are you working on?

The Dual Screen App Challenge is going strong, and we’re excited to see what you’re working on! In fact, we’re so excited that we’ve started a discussion thread about it. Are you working on a game? An app? Something really new and innovative? 

If you’re up for giving us a sneak peek, you can also email us at appcontest@siliconimage.com with more details. There are a few promotional opportunities coming up at which we may be able to promote some interesting dual screen games and apps. Taking advantage of these opportunities will not have any effect on the judging of your…

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over 3 years ago

Ideas for Dual Screen Apps & Games

The Dual Screen App Challenge is in full swing, and we're excited about the level of interest that we're getting! Keep those questions coming in the Discussions tab. Just in case you're still trying to come up with a brilliant idea, we've posed a half dozen ideas to inspire you and get your creative juices flowing! Check out the new Examples tab at:

http://siliconimage.challengepost.com/details/app_examples