The Timeline Challenge is Live!
In last week’s timeline blog post, we teased a new competition we’re running. This will be a challenge to see who can create the coolest Pebble applications that are optimized for the Pebble Time: we’re interested in seeing apps that use the timeline interface as well as other awesome watchfaces and Pebble apps in color. Winners can look forward to a Pebble Time, swag, and publicity in the Pebble developer community.
The Timeline Challenge will feature 12 winners, one per week for 12 weeks. We’ll start announcing winners on May 4th, so you have plenty of time to develop and submit your apps before the first deadline! Don’t worry though, you can continue to work on your apps throughout the challenge and submit them after the first round of the challenge, but the early bird gets the first Pebble Times!
What We're Looking For
We will only consider apps that were created with the Pebble Time in mind, and would prefer to see seamless timeline integration that will add important functionality to Pebblers' lives. However, if you have an idea for an amazing color watchface or a unique watchapp, we're all eyes!
In the coming weeks, we'll be releasing guidelines for UI components and UX best practices. The best apps will show that you have given thought to how your apps relate to the overall Pebble Time experience and will follow these guidelines. Stay tuned for updates on these guides via our developer newsletter and make sure to sign up if you aren't on our list!
How to Enter the Challenge
To be considered for the challenge, make sure you have published your app to the Pebble appstore and then fill out our Google Form. Share your app with the world using #timelinechallenge to get beta testers and new Pebble Time users to download your app!
We'll announce the winner every Monday for 12 weeks (May 4th for week 1), and contact the winner via email!
If you don't win one week, don't lose hope! Your submission will roll over, and will be evaluated again with the next round of apps. However, you can only win once. If you do win, don't stop developing! We have some surprises in store for outstanding applications made by previous winners.
What’s in It for You?
Well, we have some fantastic prizes lined up:
- An invitation to the 2015 Pebble Developer Retreat (including airfare and accommodation if needed)
- A Pebble Time watch
- A $500 Amazon gift card
- A Pebble Swag Bag including PJs, Pebble Time shirt, and other goodies
In addition, we’ll feature your app on the Pebble appstore and cover it on the Pebble Developer Blog.
Getting Help with Timeline
Need some help getting your app off the ground? If you haven’t already, make sure you check out our recent blog post on getting started with timeline, our timeline guides, and example applications such as Hello Timeline and Timeline TV Tracker.
We’ll also be showcasing timeline at our next Meetup, on April 23rd in San Francisco. At the event, we’ll be walking through how to create timeline apps as well as detailing many of the other awesome features of timeline. If you can’t make it to SF, join us virtually! We’ll be livestreaming the event: make sure you follow PebbleDev or keep an eye on the Meetup page for the link when it goes live.
We can’t wait to see all of your #timelinechallenge submissions! Please use our contact form if you have additional questions about the challenge!
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