Joined API Developer Competition
Win a new high-end smartphone (iPhone, or other)!
The competition is open for mobile apps (prototypes), which demonstrate designs that can be used by a wide range of users and in a wide range of situations (also on the move). The designs can make use of visual (on-screen) elements, but they should also make significant use of the non-visual interaction channels. The competition is open both for newly developed apps as well as existing apps who are updated using the Joined API. To enter the competition, the app implementation must make use of the Joined API for Android or iPhone.Top
The winner of the Joined API Developer Competition is JoinedFriendAlert. The decision was not easy - the jury found all entries interesting and useful, and would like also express their appreciation for the other entries.Top
The winner of the Joined API Developer Competition gets a new high end smartphone (iPhone, or other).Top
SUBMISSIONS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Initial submissions should include a demo (e.g. a screencast or screenshots) and a one page description of the app. Finalists will have to make their source code available (will be treated confidentially). All submissions should be in English or German. GeoMobile has launched a web site that introduces the Joined API for Android and iPhone. Partners in the HaptiMap project are excluded from participation.
HaptiMap has established a Joined Developer Competition Committee for the purpose of evaluating the apps, under the chairmanship of the GeoMobile GmbH. The committee is made up of senior researchers of the HaptiMap consortium who are familiar with accessibility design and the aims and capabilities of the Joined API.
A number of criteria for evaluating will be used to make the final decision. These will include:
- Innovation - Innovative use of multimodal interaction
- Impact - Impact in terms of number of users reached
- Fit the HaptiMap vision - Added functionality, inclusion of wider range of users, improvement of user experience in the map or LBS that the app is aimed.
Submissions that do not conform to these restrictions will not be considered.Top
09 May 2012 - Call for contribution 16 August 2012 - Submission Deadline 30 August 2012 - Announcement of result
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WHAT IS HAPTIMAP?
HaptiMap is an EU project which aims at making maps and location based services more accessible by using several senses like vision, hearing, and, particularly, touch. Enabling haptic access to mainstream map and LBS data allows more people to use them in a number of different environmental or individual circumstances. For example, when navigating in low-visibility (e.g., bright sunlight) and/or high noise environments, preferring to concentrate on riding your bike, sightseeing and/or listening to sounds, or when your visual and/or auditory senses are impaired (e.g., due to age).Top
WHAT IS JOINED?
Joined helps you to locate your friends outdoors at open-air festivals, crowded mass events and other strange environments. Joined not only shows the location of your friends on a map, it also provides the direction and distance to your friends by sound and vibration.
The project homepage can be found here:Top
WHAT IS THE JOINED API?
The Joined API is developed in the HaptiMap research project. The API enables users to build their own innovative applications based on the Joined infrastructure and the following functionality:
- register and login as a new user
- search and contact friends
- show the location of friends
- chat with friends
- take a bearing of a friend
The following Joined API features are planned for the near future.
- Enable push notifications (already implemented in the original Joined App)
- Enable login with Facebook account (already implemented in the original Joined App)
The Joined API for Android and iOS can be found here:
Note: The Joined API uses infrastructure that is provided by GeoMobile (e.g. notification server for sending text messages). The Joined API is free of charge for the developer competition, but GeoMobile reserves the right to block users that disproportional use the services.
For conditions of using the Joined API in commercial and peak-load applications, please contact Bastian Baranski.