Nokia Imaging Wiki Competition 2013Q3 completed today with the selection of the winners for the wiki articles and SDK feedback.
Due to the high quality of entries we ended up awarding an additional winner (to receive a Lumia 1020) and also an honourable mention (to receive a Lumia 720).
Before we concentrate on the winners, it is worth taking time to look at the 22 wiki article entries. These covered a wide range of topics from Detecting Faces on Windows Phone through to How to use manual camera controls such as focus and white balance on Windows Phone 8 and Voice-controlled image editing (just to name a few of the good articles that didn’t win). While we couldn’t pick all of the great articles as winners, I highly recommend you check them out. There are a lot of clever developers and authors in our community.
The winning wiki articles are listed below:
- Verdavaine Yan (yan_) for the article Memory-efficient Navigation in Very High Resolution Images on Windows Phone
- Sebastiano Galazzo (galazzo) for the article HDR I – Implementing High Dynamic Range filters using Nokia Imaging SDK
- Toni Petrina (to_pe) for the article Partial filter application and blending with Nokia Imaging SDK
- Tomas Slavicek for his article Real-time camera effects on Windows Phone 7 and 8
- PedroQ for his article Using Nokia Imaging SDK in a Windows Phone game.
Finally, an “Honourable mention” goes to RatishPhilip, who will receive a Lumia 720 for the article Filter Parameter Harmonization – Dynamic UI generation for filter parameters.
For more information about the winners and why they were selected, please see the competition page.
The SDK Feedback component of the competition resulted in a huge amount of useful feedback from the community. Some of the very best feedback was from the wiki article winners Verdavaine Yan and PedroQ (who were not then eligible to win this part of the competition).
In the end we awarded aesirconsultancy for requesting blending functionality like that provided by writeableBitmapEx. The request was made early on and was subsequently re-requested by a number of other users. Developers have already noted that a Lumia 1020 is a very good prize for a one line comment – we agree! However this is useful feedback – it demonstrates an understanding of what is offered by the SDK and the importance of building bridges between the Nokia Imaging SDK and the hugely popular WriteableBitmapEx library.
Wrap-up and acknowledgements
Thanks very much for the Wiki Moderators (kiran10182, chintandave_er, lpvalente, croozeus), Nokia Developer Champions (Loukt, joaocardoso, yan_ ) and Nokia Developer Technical team (Bert Lemieux, Jarkko Aura, Tomi Paananen, Leticia Lago) who provided judging advice and support throughout the competition. Also to the Wiki Moderators and (in particular!) Yan, who provided excellent advice to the competitors to help them improve their articles during the competition. Running a competition is a team effort!
Thanks also to all the competitors in both wiki and SDK feedback.
Please join me to congratulate all the winners on the discussion boards. This has been one of the best Nokia Developer competitions ever.