Kivy App Contest 2014
Written by Sue Gee   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The theme for the second application development contest organized by Kivy has been announced and you now have a month in which to code and submit your entries.

Kivy is an open source Python library that gives a framework for creating apps with innovative user interfaces. This contest is intended to get more people to use Kivy with its organizers saying:

This is a great chance for new and experienced users to show off their skills and compete for prizes. Entries will be judged on a range of criteria accessible to both new and experienced programmers, so don't be afraid to dive in!

The theme of this year's Kivy Contest is Education and this is a wide remit and indicated by this statement:

The theme is only meant to be a broad general guideline. Use your imagination to create your own unique app in this broad category - you could build a handwriting tutor, a math puzzle, a fractal explorer, a todo/time management app or any other idea that you can fit into the theme!

The rules are also pretty inclusive: 

  • Keep it family friendly.
  • Make it fun and attractive, show how your Kivy app can stand out from the crowd.
  • Entries can be from individuals or from teams.
  • No prior code - build your full app during the competition month. You are allowed to reuse existing known open source libraries in conjunction with Kivy.
  • Don't forget the theme: Education!
  • Apps should be submitted by 23:59 GMT 14th May 2014 using a public url to a Git repo.



Prizes have been donated by the contests sponsors, the Python Software Foundation, Oske.No, Fresk Interactive, gymglish and JetBrains, whose Pycharm is part of the prize package for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place together with Google Nexus tablets and t-shirts. 

These main prizes will be awarded on the basis of total overall score and special prizes of a Raspberry Pi Model B (plus a t-shirt) will go to the winners in each of the following categories: 

  • Cross platform compatibility - for adapting well to all of phones, tablets and desktops.
  • Fun and engagement - some applications are just outright fun to you can get rewarded for it!
  • Most polished - make it bug free and beautiful, and you deserve this prize.
  • Technical use of Kivy - for a well constructed application making good use of Kivy techniques and tools.
  • Best app idea - get recognised for your imaginative application theme.





More Information

Kivy App Contest 2014

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