Congrats to our Winners!
We had eight incredible entries to the DukeMobile Challenge and hope to continue to develop them to be eventually included in the DukeMobile application. Congrats to the winners from Duke Directions, Tranzip, FoodApp, and Agend. Full story here.
We're doing something a bit unconventional and unprecedented in this challenge. The DukeMobile Team at OIT has partnered with the Innovation Co-Lab to make all of the code for the OIT-built apps fully available. You can use the code, available on Gitorious, as a starting point for your app by cloning our work and editing or adding from there. Maybe you just want to add another feature to the directory app, or maybe you want to completely convert it into a native iOS app to take advantage of some additional native features. In either case, you can start with our documented code and then take it wherever you want from there.
Of course, maybe you want to develop something that we haven't thought of or just like starting with a clean slate, so you don't need to use our code as a starting point, but it's there if you need it. Feel free to develop in either native iOS or Android, or in mobile-friendly (or responsive) HTML5.
You won't be alone in this either; we'll be bringing in some of the OIT engineers behind the DukeMobile app to help answer questions and provide feedback and mentorship for your project. To find out about these events, join our mailing list below.
It all starts!
We'll be hosting a web chat with participants who have questions. On the call will be Co-Lab organizers and the OIT developers responsible for DukeMobile. Come with questions! Details, RSVP on our Facebook page.
At our first Studio Night of the semester, we'll be bringing in some of the engineers behind the DukeMobile app. Bring your works-in-progress, questions, or an open mind about the future of this platform.
All code is due and must be submitted to our Gitorious server for review. More details about how to submit code is below.
We'll announce the winners!
Best Android and iOS apps will be judged based on the best use of the native features of the device. Best apps may be included in Version 2 production launch on Nov. 1.
All launch dates and prizes are subject to change.
Can I do this with a team?
Absolutely, it's actually highly encouraged. Most startups and small businesses work best with a small group of like-minded individuals with complementary skills.
Who can participate?
Undergraduate or graduate students who will be enrolled in the fall '13 semester.
How will Apps be definitively categorized as iOS/Android Local or HTML5 if they contain elements of both?
The judging of native iOS and Android apps will be based on how well they make use of the device itself. So just building something in PhoneGap or TriggerIO may produce a nice app, but the best native apps will make best use of the device by accessing other system information (cameras, photos, gps, contacts, etc.)
I want to participate, but I'm in need of others to collaborate with (I need an idea/developer/team etc). Where can I find them?
I want to work on this Challenge, but I'm not sure how to get started. Any advice?
We are providing more and more support for the new developer on our Innovation Co-Lab page on Concourse. Look for Technical Resources there.
What state does my project have to be in for me to be considered for the prize?
Projects need to be "functional." This can mean working code in an application or website, or a demonstrated proof of concept for an updated process that has an executable path to productization. No miracle steps. It needs to work.
If I make something really amazing, is Duke going to claim ownership of the Intellectual Property?
Your participation in the Innovation Co-Lab, including winning a challenge, collecting prize money, using Innovation Co-Lab resources or meetings to develop inventions, software, copyrighted works or unpatented materials does not, in and of itself, give Duke any rights to those developments. If Duke is otherwise entitled to rights in such a development under its standard Intellectual Property Policy, the fact that you participated in a Co-Lab challenge or used its resources (VMs, APIs, technical expertise, and other resources) do not eliminate or diminish Duke's existing rights. All we ask is to allow Duke to freely access your product. If you want to monetize it elsewhere, go for it.
We want to see your final product, but also the underlying code that you used to get it looking great on the outside, so here's what we'd like you to do: