The theme for the second application development contest organized by Kivy has been announced and you now have a month in which to code and submit your entries.
Kivy is an open source Python library that gives a framework for creating apps with innovative user interfaces. This contest is intended to get more people to use Kivy with its organizers saying:
This is a great chance for new and experienced users to show off their skills and compete for prizes. Entries will be judged on a range of criteria accessible to both new and experienced programmers, so don't be afraid to dive in!
The theme of this year's Kivy Contest is Education and this is a wide remit and indicated by this statement:
The theme is only meant to be a broad general guideline. Use your imagination to create your own unique app in this broad category - you could build a handwriting tutor, a math puzzle, a fractal explorer, a todo/time management app or any other idea that you can fit into the theme!
The rules are also pretty inclusive:
Keep it family friendly.
Make it fun and attractive, show how your Kivy app can stand out from the crowd.
Entries can be from individuals or from teams.
No prior code - build your full app during the competition month. You are allowed to reuse existing known open source libraries in conjunction with Kivy.
Don't forget the theme: Education!
Apps should be submitted by 23:59 GMT 14th May 2014 using a public url to a Git repo.
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