about 4 years ago

Announcing the winners

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the SLO iOS App Challenge.

View all the winners in the Gallery.

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

-The SLO iOS App Challenge Team


about 4 years ago

2.5 hours to go; details on demo tomorrow

It's crunch time!  There's only 2.5 hours to go before your submission is due on ChallengePost.  Don't be late in submitting!

Details on your demo tomorrow

Tomorrow (Monday night) at 7:00pm, join us in the Spanos Theatre to demo your app that you created.  You will have 3 minutes to show off your app, followed by 1 minute of Q&A from the judges.  We will have your app pre-loaded on to an iPad for you that will be connected to the projector with a 30-pin to VGA cable.  If you created an iPhone app, just make sure that it…

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about 4 years ago

Dinner tonight!

OK guys, I have dinner coming from TWO places tonight...

Franks Famous Hot Dogs

We'll have a bunch of hot dogs and french fries with all of the toppings you can imagine so you can build your own dog.

Urbane Cafe

If you prefer to be a bit more healthy or are a vegetarian, we'll have gourmet sandwiches from Urbane Cafe and House Salad, with a variety of dressings.

Food should be in the 232B room around 7:30pm-ish tonight.  I'll send out an announcement when it's here.  If you're back in your dorm or coding at home, make sure to…

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about 4 years ago

Deadline is tonight!

Just a reminder that your working code is due tonight at 11:59pm.  You'll be submitting a zip file of your .xcodeproj to http://sloiac.challengepost.com.  Be sure to have an icon and some screenshots of your app, along with the username of all of your teammates when you're ready to submit.

We also have a new supply of junk food and fruit in the 232B classroom, including Monster Energy Drinks and sodas.  Just make sure to keep all of the food in that room and not in the computer labs.

I'm working on getting dinner for you guys tonight too.  I'll send…

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about 4 years ago

Office Hours Open & Food is Here

Office hours are now open in the Mac Lab of the CSL (Building 14, Room 232A).  Come by if you have any questions or want to get your device provisioned.

Food is also here in the classroom next door (Room 232B).  Food is not allowed in the lab though so please enjoy it in the classroom ONLY!  Please make sure to throw your trash away and not leave a mess either.

I'll be sending out Developer Portal invites shortly.


about 4 years ago

Recap of the kick-off event

Here is a quick recap of last night's kick-off event if you missed it.

Coding has started and your deadline for submitting your finished app is Sunday night at 11:59pm.

Eligibility

  • Must be a currently enrolled student at Cal Poly or another UC school.
  • Apple employees may not participate.
  • May not be employed by a company that retains intellectual property ownership of any developed code.
  • You will own all of the rights to your app.

Rules

  • All coding must be done during the Development Weekend.
  • Must be a native iOS app, written in Objective-C.
  • Must be fully functional and working…

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about 4 years ago

Kick-off is TONIGHT!

Hey guys!

The kick-off for the San Luis Obispo iOS App Challenge is TONIGHT.  Meet us in the Engineering IV Building (#192) in Room 106 at 7:30pm.  There we will reveal the secret API that your app must include, go over the rules, and introduce you to the mentors that will be helping you out throughout the weekend.

We'll also have pizza from Woodstock's so come hungry!

If you can't attend the kick-off presentation, please sync up with us afterwords to find out what you missed.  But hopefully you'll be able to make it.

Myke <challenge@apple.com>


about 4 years ago

Kick-off Event Details

Hey coders!

This Friday, we will be kicking off the iOS App Challenge.  Please join us in the Engineering IV Building (#192) in Room 106 at 7:30pm on Friday, October 18th.  There we will reveal the secret API that your app must include, go over the rules, and introduce you to the mentors that will be helping you out throughout the weekend.

If you can't attend the kick-off presentation, please sync up with us afterwords to find out what you missed.  But hopefully you'll be able to make it.

If you haven't already done so, go to http://developer.apple.com and register…

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about 4 years ago

Learning Objective-C

This past Spring, Apple hosted a similar event at RIT and two of the students there provided a crash course on using Xcode and Objective-C.  Check these out as a way to get up to speed quickly!

 


about 4 years ago

Frequently Asked Questions Volume 1

I'm a beginner to Objective-C. Can I still participate?

Yes! Once you've signed up and e-mailed challenge@apple.com, we'll reply with a bunch of links to get you started. Before the competition starts, you should start reading up and playing around to learn the language and APIs.  

Students of all grade levels and experience are encouraged to attend. You will be working in teams of up to 3 and we recommend working with other students that compliment your skillset. For example, you may have one designer, one beginner that can help with Interface Builder and general setup, and one more…

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about 4 years ago

Starter Kit

Welcome to the Cal Poly SLO iOS App Challenge!

You are now confirmed as a participant. We will be revealing more details at the kick-off event, but this event challenges you to learn Objective-C if you don't already know it or to hone your skills if you've used it before.

Sign up as a developer

Please sign up as a developer at https://developer.apple.com. You can register for free to get basic access to the documentation. You only need to pay the $99 fee if you want to ultimately publish your app to the App Store. In the next few…

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