over 3 years ago

Announcing the winners

The votes are in! Go to the gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the excellent submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop hacking. Use your portfolio to keep your project up to date and get feedback from fellow hackers.


over 3 years ago

New (earlier) Apps for Alberta Winner Announcement on August 12

Just an update to let you know that we will be announcing Apps For Alberta winners on August 12 at 2:00 p.m. MDT.


over 3 years ago

Public voting is now open

The public voting period for Apps for Alberta has begun. Browse the Submission Gallery and vote for your favorites!

If you’ve entered a submission, be sure to spread the word through your social networks.

Thanks,

The Apps for Alberta team


over 3 years ago

Last call for submissions

The deadline is just around the corner. Apps are due June 19th before 5pm MT. Find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.


over 3 years ago

One week to go – the deadline is almost here

Whew, it’s the home stretch! There’s only one week left to submit your app. Submissions are due June 19th before 5pm MT. Find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.


over 3 years ago

Two weeks to go – submit early!

There are two weeks left in the Apps for Alberta Challenge. Submissions are due June 19th before 5pm MT. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven't created a draft yet, please do so now. And if you've just recently joined the challenge, explore the Quick-Start guide to get started.

Submission checklist

Before you say "ship it!", make sure you run through this list:

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over 3 years ago

Three weeks to go — start your draft now!

There are three weeks left in the Apps for Alberta Challenge! Beat the deadline rush by getting your submission ready early. Submissions are due June 19th before 5pm MT. Find out what time that is in your city

If you haven’t already started a draft, you should do it now. And if you’re just getting started, read the official rules and follow the Quick-Start guide.

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.


over 3 years ago

One month left – start your draft

There is one month left in the Apps for Alberta Challenge. Submissions are due June 19th before 5pm MT.

Start your draft now

Starting a draft is a good way to make sure that your app meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. And remember: once you begin a draft, you can save and edit it at any time prior to the submission deadline.

Prepare your video

Don’t forget, your submission must include a video showing your app. Too often, participants leave this video to the last…

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over 3 years ago

Alberta Culture Calendar Dataset

Thanks to those of you who responded regarding your use (or potential use) of the Alberta Culture Calendar dataset in the Apps for Alberta Challenge. We were gathering expressions of interest in order to provide the host of the dataset with usage information. Nothing with the dataset will change and you are free to use it as you build your submission.


over 3 years ago

Making a great submission video

We know you’re focused on your app right now, but don't forget about your submission video. It's often the first thing that judges and voters review.

A good video tells the story behind your submission, providing a clear and concise explanation of what your app is and does. Here are some tips and a list of screencasting tools:  

  • Establish your elevator pitch. In the first few seconds of your video, explain why your app is awesome. You can get into the details of how it works later on in the video, but treat the opening seconds of your…

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over 3 years ago

Correction

Please note that the link published in yesterday's update was broken. The link is now fixed.

Apps for Alberta Submitters:

If any Apps for Alberta participants are using the Alberta Culture Calendar dataset http://data.alberta.ca/data/alberta-culture-calendar-3 to build an app for the challenge, could you please email our data team at data@gov.ab.ca on or before May 8 to let us know about it.

Thank you.


over 3 years ago

Important note about the Alberta Culture Calendar Dataset

Apps for Alberta Submitters:

If any Apps for Alberta participants are using the Alberta Culture Calendar dataset http://data.alberta.ca/data/alberta-culture-calendar-3 to build an app for the challenge, could you please email our data team at data@gov.ab.ca on or before May 8 to let us know about it.

Thank you.


almost 4 years ago

Eligibility Clarification

We’ve had some questions about eligibility for the Best Made in Alberta App Award and the Best Student App Award, so we figured we should clarify.

For both awards, student submitters are eligible to submit even if they do not reside in Alberta at the time of entry as long as they were full-time post-secondary students attending a designated post-secondary institution in Alberta in the three months prior to submitting their entry.

For full details, please review the challenge rules!


almost 4 years ago

Quick-Start Guide

Thanks for joining the Apps for Alberta Challenge. You're now officially registered and we’ll be sending you updates throughout the challenge.

Read on and start your project today. Submissions are due June 19th, 2015 at 5pm MT.

  1. Plan your attack. Review the challenge requirements to check out the datasets! 
  2. Get a head start on your submission. Fill out the basic fields on the application form and save it as a draft today. This will give you a good idea of what you'll need to put together before the deadline.
  3. Optional: Form a team. Thinking about buddying up? Visit the Participants

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