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Talk:Asha Touch Competition 2012Q3

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Pidenox -

This is awesome!

Pidenox 18:34, 12 July 2012 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - @Pidenox -glad you think so!

... and I hope you compete!

Esuely - Excellent Competition

Excellent Competition.

We can help grow the community development for series 40.

esuely 22:03, 19 July 2012 (EEST)

Noel.Anonas - My entry  :)


Hamishwillee - Hamishwillee - Thanks Noel

Entry added to list above

Adarsha saraff - My entries..

1: 2: 3:

two on designing UI and one maps and web..:)

adarsha_saraff 16:59, 24 July 2012 (EEST)

Shaii - New article

Hey Hamishwillee,

Please add the following entry

shaii 21:01, 25 July 2012 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - Thanks Shaii -

It's added to the list!



hamishwillee 09:17, 26 July 2012 (EEST)

Shaii - Another article

Hey Hamishwillee,

I've added another nice article detailing how i've created my app color picker with concept ideas, code samples and design snapshots as well as use of Nokia UI gesture & frameanimator classes.

Hamishwillee - Thanks Shaii

- also added to list!

hamishwillee 02:08, 30 July 2012 (EEST)

E4studio - Article

This is my first article in any wiki. Sorry if it is hard to understand, at least I have to try :)

e4studio 22:39, 30 July 2012 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - Thanks e4studio

Entry added

This is my first article in any wiki. Sorry if it is hard to understand, at least I have to try :)
Good on you for competing. We all have to start somewhere - this is a good learning experience.

hamishwillee 02:40, 31 July 2012 (EEST)

Shaii - Another awesome entry

Hey Hamish,

I've added another great entry to help developers create amazing UI like the Flipboard app

shaii 03:32, 31 July 2012 (EEST)


This is the last day of segment one, so we'll be judging whatever you hand in by GMT midnight tonight. If your article is not in the list above then please add a note here - otherwise we will not know about it to judge it.

... and of course there is another whole segment to go!

hamishwillee 08:09, 31 July 2012 (EEST)

Thomas Tursics - And the next entry

Hi Hamish,

only two hours left for the first round. Here is my entry

Thomas Tursics 22:48, 31 July 2012 (EEST)

Shaii - One last super great article :)

Hey Hamish,

I've just submitted another great app with full source code and binary. I think anyone that will test it will fallin love with it.

please make sure this and my previously article are added to the list.



shaii 00:59, 1 August 2012 (EEST)

Shaii - My previous comment

My article was added before 24:00 GMT btw

you can see by its "Last edited: shaii (31 Jul 2012)" in its metadata.

shaii 01:00, 1 August 2012 (EEST)

Eetomla - My entry

This is my entry to competition. Hopefully I'm not late from first segment since there is still over an hour until 31 Jul 25:59 GMT :)

eetomla 01:08, 1 August 2012 (EEST)

Thomas Tursics - EEST

EEST (Eastern European Summertime) located in Finland and is GMT + 3. So we should all are in-time.

Thomas Tursics 01:29, 1 August 2012 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - FIRST SEGMENT DONE - Judging over the next few days ....

Hi Shaii, Eetomla, Thomas,

Yes, your articles all made it - though feel free to check the list above and confirm I got them all! We will be judging over the next few days, and I hope to have a result by Tuesday at the latest (probably earlier).

One point to make is that this is an article competition, so the best article will win, not necessarily the coolest idea or code implementation. "Best" is somewhat subjective, but we'll be looking at things like how easy it is for someone to learn from your article and reuse the content and also how many people would want to reuse it. While not necessary in all cases, we've found that these great articles often have links to other articles and reference material, they also usually have a downloadable code example that makes it easier for people to try. Code fragments are usually well documented and presented in readable chunks. That is not to say we don't like "cool" - ambitious projects that are also accessible to readers are the ideal!

Last point is that even if you don't win, your articles will go through to the next round and will also be assessed for the grand prize. It is possible for you to improve them - indeed the winning article in our last competition did not win in the first round - but was improved steadily over the competition until it was a "stand out" winner.

Regards Hamish

PS Thanks everyone who also provided #Feedback. Some of this has already gone into the candidate tools and the product teams are pretty grateful for your help. I'm particularly pleased because there is a discussion going on between some of you and the teams responsible - which is much more productive than one-way feedback.

hamishwillee 03:15, 1 August 2012 (EEST)

Eetomla - Improving articles?

Hamish: Can we continue on improving our articles or should we wait until Tuesday?

eetomla 10:32, 2 August 2012 (EEST)

Oniongarlic - My entry..

Sorry if I wasn't supposed to add my entry to the list myself.

oniongarlic 11:05, 2 August 2012 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - Tomi and Oniongarlic

Tommi, you can improve the articles at any time - we can review historical copy if needed for judging (it shouldn't be, judges comments are in now, and I'm hoping to announce winners today or Monday once these are compiled.

Oniongarlic - you weren't but since I did nothing to prevent you, not your fault :-) It was added after the cut off I believe and is still under construction so not eligible for judging this round. Incidentally, I think this article still needs work, but the fact that you can do this is very cool.

hamishwillee 02:49, 3 August 2012 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - Winners of first segment announced

See #The Winners above for information about the winning articles. This was pretty tough - we had 5 stand-out entries and only 3 prizes. There were also quite a few other articles that were highly favoured, and with some improvements could have won - hoping to see them in the winner list next round!

hamishwillee 05:09, 3 August 2012 (EEST)

Jasfox - My Entry

My entry for part two - * Creating a Map Type Selector

jasfox 13:55, 3 August 2012 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - Thanks Jason

Added above

hamishwillee 05:08, 6 August 2012 (EEST)

Shaii - New stuff

Hey Hamish,

I've created another new article with ready to use Ad component

And i also improved and edit some of my previous entries based on your suggestion such as (got renamed from "Create a Flipboard app-like UI in JavaME", new Video added etc and more to come later this week)

shaii 11:30, 23 August 2012 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - Shaii Thanks very much!

Looks good.

hamishwillee 08:39, 24 August 2012 (EEST)

Shaii - Another Article and some other improvements

hey Hamish,

I've created another new article with another usefull lwuit component This time my article focus on the Maps api and how to create a lwuit component and integrate it to a lwuit application.

Also check out the two previous articles (revised based on your feedback) & i uploaded a new video just for you so please pick the video you liike and remove the other.

shaii 02:51, 27 August 2012 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - Thanks Shaii

Added the new article above to competition list (should this still be in draft?), and removed the video I liked least from the page flip effect. I haven't reviewed the articles yet - at this point will probably do when judging.



hamishwillee 10:16, 27 August 2012 (EEST)

Shaii - oops

Nope, i forgot to remove the draft tag, done now.

shaii 12:31, 27 August 2012 (EEST)

Shaii - new entry

Hey Hamish,

I've created another new entry for the competition this time i showed how to extend LWUIT component to create a new component to achieve something that you cannot do with the built-in components just like i did when i showed how to extend the LWUIT layouts.

the link:

shaii 15:21, 29 August 2012 (EEST)

Eetomla - New entry

Hi Hamish,

I created a new entry:

eetomla 00:26, 30 August 2012 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - Tomi, Eetomla - articles added

Thanks guys. Both look particularly useful ideas to cover. Will try to subedit for you before judging tomorrow, but no guarantees.

hamishwillee 08:12, 30 August 2012 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - LAST DAY

Remember, you have until end of day Friday to submit. Not long!

hamishwillee 08:13, 30 August 2012 (EEST)

Lightwind - S40 Block game

please add following entry

lightwind 15:22, 30 August 2012 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - @lightwind - done

You article added. Note that this still looks a bit like a work in process - lots of italic from the template.

hamishwillee 04:14, 31 August 2012 (EEST)

Igordsm - Updated and new entry

Good night,

I updated my old entry (but only to say that the ad providers that I tested didn't work :S) and added a new entry about gestures in Nokia Asha Web Apps.

I will probably proof read it tomorrow (it's almost midnight in Brazil), but the content won't change dramatically.

Anyway, thanks for this competition. IMHO, it is a very interesting way of creating developer interest in Series 40 and I enjoyed participating.

igordsm 05:42, 31 August 2012 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - Thanks Igor


You're welcome for the competition. I must say I'm quite pleased with the result - the overall quality has been improving, and I've learned a lot.

hamishwillee 07:27, 31 August 2012 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - Don't FORGET top check that your article IS IN THE LIST

If its not in the list #Competition_entries, we won't know to judge it. In this case, add a comment here so I can add it.

hamishwillee 07:27, 31 August 2012 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - All done, bar the shouting

This competition is now complete. Thank you everyone who competed, either with an article or by providing feedback. You created a lot of really good content!



hamishwillee 07:29, 7 September 2012 (EEST)

Lightwind - disappointed

i disappointed nokia browser 2.0 never support css2 fully position property is not working i done the full game but i am not qualify most welcome thanks no one didn't consider the work here nokia web sdk only for the app not for the game i done higher end game with non stable sdk. thank you for hamishwillee good judgement.

lightwind 10:29, 7 September 2012 (EEST)

Hamishwillee - @Lightwind - yes, it sux

Hi Lightwind

Your article was in the set where we had lots of arguments among the judges about relative merit - there was general agreement that it was pretty good so you were a bit unlucky not to get a prize in the final count. I liked the logical structure, images and videos. As an article it was slightly "code heavy" and there were bits that could have used more explanation, but overall it was well about the wiki average. I'd be happy to see a lot more articles from you!

With respect to code that does not work on device, but does on local preview, I also assumed that Local Preview and Cloud Preview would essentially produce the same results. So this was sadly not good judgement on my part but ignorance. A similar problem exists for eetomla's articles. Judges decisions were final, and we're not reverting decisions on this basis.

Since I hope that in the next browser iterations we will have the required support, I suggest we add a disclaimer stating that this code does not work on device. OK?



hamishwillee 10:19, 10 September 2012 (EEST)


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