This one has to be about the most ironic timing of a contest ever, as just last night I started working with Kotlin and IntelliJ (expect a post later today)… anyways, on to the competition. The nutshell version, you create a Kotlin app using IntelliJ or Android Studio, submit it on Github and you could win a Mac Mini or other prize from RoboVM and JetBrains.
Just a bit of quick back story here. RoboVM are the makers of technology the allows you t run JavaVM applications on iOS devices. JetBrains make the popular IntelliJ IDE (along with WebStorm, CLion, etc) and somewhat recently released a new JVM based programming language called Kotlin. Kotlin I will look at in more detail shortly.
The complete announcement is available here, but the rules and prize bits are included below:
How to Enter
- Create an app using Kotlin and RoboVM for iOS and/or Android
- Publish your app on GitHub
- Tweet your entry using this link:
“I just submitted my app <GitHub URL> for the @robovm @jetbrains Kotlin Contest:https://robovm.com/kotlin-contest”
Don’t have a Mac for iOS development? No problem – we’re accepting Android-only apps as well! IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate and Community edition both have great support for building Android apps with Kotlin on Windows and Linux!
How to win
Want to give your entry the extra edge? Here are some tips:
- Include a screenshot of your app in your tweet
- Blog about how you built your app in Kotlin and include a link in your tweet
- Use Kotlin everywhere – bonus points for shipping a cross-platform app or building your backend in Kotlin, too!
- Grand Prize: Mac mini + 1 year RoboVM Business subscription + 1 year All Products Pack by JetBrains.
- Runner Up: Sphere 2.0 + 1 year of RoboVM Business subscription + 1 year all Products Pack by JetBrains.
- First 25 valid entries: $10 gift card for your choice of Apple App Store or Google Play. Use it to buy some of the great games built with RoboVM! (Games include, Titan Empires, Evostar, Dragonsoul RPG,Grandpa’s table, Goal, Superior Tactics, Hoplite, Oh my Goat, Dash till Puff and more).
All apps must be submitted by end of day PST December 14th 2015! The teams at RoboVM and JetBrains will pick the winners from all submissions. A valid entry consists of your tweet pointing to your app’s GitHub repository. Only one prize will be awarded per participant, and per GitHub repository. Bonus points for cross-platform apps, development logs in form of tweets or blog posts which we’ll happily promote, as well as code quality! Winners will be announced on the RoboVM and JetBrains blogs as well as on Twitter, and will be contacted via GitHub.
Also, stay tuned to GameFromScratch.com for some Kotlin specific content in the very near future.