Do you fancy yourself a C# sharpshooter? Do you reckon that you’re the best programmer in the posse? If you think you’ve got what it takes to build the best mobile app this side of the Mississippi, then you can test your skill by joining the Xamarin Developer Showdown, our new mobile app development contest.
The last codeslinger standing will ride off into the sunset with some awesome loot. Much like the classic gunfights of the Old West, the Xamarin Developer Showdown is intended to be a test of courage and skill. Unlike a gunfight, the only thing that will get shot down if you lose is your pride.
For our first-ever Developer Showdown, we’re going to test your marksmanship with Xamarin.Mobile – our cross-platform library that provides access to mobile device capabilities such as geolocation and the system addressbook.
If your application is the best entry on your target platform, you will get to choose your prize: an iPad, a Nexus 10, or a Microsoft Surface tablet. The developer who creates the best application in the contest will receive the grand prize – all three tablets. All participants will receive some cool Xamarin schwag!
Laws of the land
Participating in the Developer showdown is easy:
- Pick your piece: iOS, Android, or Windows
- Build a working application that uses Xamarin.Mobile
- Submit the application to Xamarin for review
- Produce and submit a short video that demonstrates your app
Our panel of expert judges will evaluate each application and choose a winner. A winning application is one that makes good use of Xamarin.Mobile and delivers an outstanding user experience, the kind that you can only find in a high-quality native application. The judges will also consider other factors, including code quality, performance, portability, reliability, and ease of use.
To submit your application, e-mail a zip archive containing the project files and source code to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 3rd. Remember to include a link to your demo video, which can be hosted at YouTube or any other easily accessible video site. You will only be eligible to win if we can compile your application ourselves and get it to run in a standard test environment.
The winner will be announced on December 10, 2012.