10 months ago

And the winner is...

The voting is over, and the judges have weighed in! Go to the Lenovo Multi-Touch Multi-Hack gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the great submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop hacking. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow makers.

Questions?

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


11 months ago

Last call for votes

If you haven’t cast your vote yet for your favorite Lenovo multi-user, multi-touch app, there’s still time. The polls will remain open until 5pm ET on July 1. Spread the word, and if you submitted an app, tell your friends & family to vote for you!

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or the hackathon Slack channel, or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


11 months ago

Public voting is now open

It’s your turn to pick the Popular Choice award winner! Browse the submission gallery and vote for your favorite Lenovo MUMT app. If you submitted a project, be sure to spread the word through your social networks, too! The last day to vote is July 1.

Questions?

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


12 months ago

Final call: Submissions close on Tuesday!

Just a final shout-out that you have two days remaining in Lenovo’s Multi-Touch Multi-Hack. Submissions are due June 14 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or the hackathon Slack channel, or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


12 months ago

New prize - Microsoft Dev Benefits Pack

We’re pumped to announce that we’re adding the Microsoft Developer Master Level Benefits Pack to ALL the Multi-Touch Multi-Hack prizes.

Your submission will now be up for $25,000 in cash prizes and access to this suite of benefits to help make your multi-touch project an app store standout.

From architecture and design guidance sessions to discounts on localization and marketing services to Windows Store promotion, the benefits pack is a major addition to any developer’s toolbox.

Don’t miss out! Review this checklist to make sure your app is eligible for prizes:

  1. Make sure you state how your application includes multi-use

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12 months 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 10-finger touchscreen app to the Lenovo Multi-Touch Multi-Hack. Submissions are due June 14 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you’re new to submitting a project on Devpost, or just need a refresher, we’ve got a handy step-by-step video guide to using the hackathon submission form.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or the hackathon Slack channel, or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we…

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12 months ago

Two weeks to go – submit early!

There are two weeks left to build a multi-user, multi-touch interactive app using the Windows 8 or Windows 10 SDK.

Submissions are due June 14 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. And if you've just recently joined the hackathon, explore the quick-start guide and draw some inspiration from the competition resources.

You can also take our video tutorial on how to use the hackathon submission form.

Submission checklist

Before you say "ship it!", make sure you run through…

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about 1 year ago

Three weeks to go — start your submission now!

There are three weeks left in the Lenovo Multi-Touch Multi-Hack! Beat the deadline rush by getting your submission ready early. Submissions are due June 14 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

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

Never submitted a project on Devpost before? Take a look at our step-by-step video guide on how to use the hackathon submission form.

One of our judges, Matt Presley of music creation platform Open

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about 1 year ago

Free Microsoft Developer Accounts

Awesome news: our partners at Microsoft are giving free developer accounts to all registrants of the Multi-Touch Multi-Hack.

If you’re planning to submit a Universal App Platform app, you are required to submit your app to the Windows Store before the submission deadline. To do this, you’ll need a Microsoft Developer Account.

For those of you building Windows desktop apps, you are not required to submit your app to the Windows Store; however, if you’d like to, you are also eligible for a free Microsoft Developer Account.

To get your free account, start by requesting your token code here.

Then,…

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about 1 year ago

One month left – start your submission

There’s one month remaining in Lenovo’s Multi-Touch Multi-Hack! Submissions are due June 14 before 5pm ET.

If you haven’t already, you might want to start your submission. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. Remember: once you submit a project, you can keep editing it as needed at any time prior to the submission deadline.

Need a primer on how the submission form works? We’ve got one right here! And if you need some tips on preparing your submission video, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve been…

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about 1 year ago

Webinar recording and code samples

Thanks to everyone who joined Tuesday’s webinar!

If you want to review anything — or in case you weren’t able to attend — here’s the link to the full recording, including an overview of the LenovoDev program, a demo of how to code MUMT features using the Windows 10 SDK, and the Q&A.

You can also take a closer look at Jonas’s multi-touch demo, and get access to the code samples Jonas reviewed on GitHub.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll…

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about 1 year ago

Lenovo Dev office hours tomorrow!

Stop by our virtual office hours tomorrow, Tuesday 5/3, at 11am ET! Lenovo’s Dev team will be on hand to give you an overview of the competition and technical tools. We’ll open up the floor for Q&A too.

Can’t make it tomorrow? No problem — we’ll post a recording of the webinar.

RSVP for office hours here.

Questions?

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


about 1 year ago

SweetLabs requirement removed

Dear Multi-Hackers,

Last week a member of our community made us aware of a potential issue with the SweetLabs Software Principles requirement.

Because we wish to remove any potential barriers to building a submission, we are immediately removing the requirement that Windows desktop apps built for the Multi-Touch Multi-Hack adhere to the SweetLabs Software Principles.

So that Lenovo can promote the winning apps with confidence, we do need to assert that all submitted applications adhere to Lenovo’s security criteria. These criteria stipulate that submitted applications should not:

 

  • Include any malware or spyware
  • Facilitate the spread of malware; additionally the submitter's

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about 1 year ago

Making a great submission video

We know you’re focused on your 10-finger touch app right now, but don't forget about your submission video. It's often the first (and sometimes only!) 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…

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about 1 year ago

Get answers during Lenovo office hours 5/3

There are about eight weeks remaining in Lenovo’s Multi-Touch Multi-Hack. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to read through the documentation and start mapping out your submission.

To make sure you don’t have any lingering questions, we’re holding virtual office hours with the Lenovo Dev crew next Tuesday, May 3, at 11am ET.

We’ll do a brief overview of the competition and then walk through the Windows SDKs and MUMT resources in depth. We’ll have an open Q&A too, so bring your questions.

RSVP for office hours here. And in case you missed it, here are some development tips

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about 1 year ago

Marmalade’s take on developing for Lenovo devices

We’re about a month into the competition, and you’re probably still familiarizing yourself the multi-touch, multi-user development tools and brainstorming potential app ideas. We thought it might help to give you some insight into how one of the major players in the game development space, Marmalade, designs for the Lenovo platform.

Mike Willis, head of studio at Marmalade Games in London, makes a few great points about the advantages and challenges of developing apps for the YOGA Home series of PCs and tablets. Marmalade is currently using Lenovo devices and multi-user, multi-technology (MUMT) to transform traditional board games such…

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about 1 year ago

Multi-Touch Multi-Hack just got (way) easier

Building an app for the Multi-Touch Multi-Hack just got a lot simpler!

Lenovo has just announced that multi-user, multi-touch apps are no longer required to adhere to the YOGA Home Aura Shell Integration Requirements in order to be used on its YOGA Home PCs.

We wanted to make sure you know about this simplification of the overall development process. Essentially, you are now only required to use the existing multi-user or multi-touch (MUMT) development tools available in the Windows 8 or Windows 10 SDK to build a new Windows Desktop or Windows Universal App Platform (UAP) app for Lenovo YOGA Home…

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about 1 year ago

How your Lenovo app will reach users

Dear Multi-Touch Multi-Hackers,

Thank you for participating in the Lenovo Multi-User Multi-Hack! Lenovo is thrilled to sponsor this hackathon and create an opportunity for you to innovate and showcase your app to a new audience.

I also want you to know you've made a smart play to develop an app for the YOGA Home tabletop PC.

Instead of the traditional pre-load model, the YOGA Home ships with an app discovery platform that lets users choose apps optimized for their particular device, in their particular language and country configuration. For you as a developer, that means end users aren't wading through…

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about 1 year ago

Required tools update & clarification

Hey Multi-Touch Hackers!

We've received some questions about the required tools for Lenovo’s Multi-Touch Multi-Hack competition this week, so we wanted to shoot out a quick clarification note.

There is no specific YOGA Home SDK that you should use to integrate MUMT technology into your application. We’re sorry for the confusion on the terminology, and we’ve updated the competition site to clear this up. (Don’t worry - this is good news - keep reading.)

To add the MUMT technology to your app, you simply need to use the Windows 8 or Windows 10 SDKs and adhere to the YOGA Home

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about 1 year ago

Quick-start guide

Thanks for joining the Lenovo Multi-Touch Multi-Hack! You're officially registered now, and we’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the competition.

Here’s how to get started building your 10-finger interactive touchscreen app today. Submissions are due June 14, 2016, at 5pm ET.

  1. Plan your attack. Visit the resources page for instructions on how to sign up for your Lenovo Dev account, an overview of the Virtual Studio Community testing tool, example MUMT apps, links to tech help forums, and more.
  2. Get a head start on your submission. Fill out the basic fields on the application form and familiarize yourself…

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