almost 6 years ago

Announcing the winners

The votes are in! Go to the gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the excellent submissions.

Even though the competition is over, don't stop hacking. Use your portfolio to keep your project up to date and get feedback from fellow makers.

almost 6 years ago

Presentation Order

Presentations are about to begin in Ingle Auditorium.  If you and all of your friends aren't here, you should be!  Cookies are running late but they're on their way!

Here is the presentation order:

1       iCappella

2       Blinkk

3       Duel

4       Maestro

5       Speed Selfie

6       GraffitiAir

7       Miru

8       NaviTag

9       Vender

10      FANDOM

11      Face Off

12      Tag It

13      MapOverlap

14   …

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almost 6 years ago

30 minutes to go!

30 minutes until the submission deadline.  Don't be late!

almost 6 years ago

Details on submitting and final presentations

Only a few hours to go!  Here are some details on how to submit and logistics for tomorrow's presentations.

How to submit

  1. Create a zip file with ALL of your project files, resources, frameworks.
  2. Copy this zip file over to another computer and test that you can still compile it and that your project runs.
  3. Click on "Enter a submission" on the ChallengePost page.
  4. Complete the form.  Make sure to include several screenshots of your app, a good description, and the zip file where it says "Upload a file."  At the bottom, you'll also let us know if…

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almost 6 years ago

Apple/RIT Alumni Fireside Chat at 3pm, Less than 24 hours to go

Curious about what's it's like to work at Apple or what life is like after RIT?  Join RIT Alumni Apple engineers for an informal fireside chat on Sunday at 3pm.  Submit your questions in advance or come prepared to chat.  We'll be in the Student Innovation Hall center room (the same place as office hours).

There are also less than 23 hours to go before the submission deadline.  If you haven't already, you should make sure that all of your team members are registered on ChallengePost and save a draft of your submission by using the Enter your submission button…

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almost 6 years ago

Office Hours Open; Food is here from Lovin' Cup

Food has just arrived from Lovin' Cup!  Come by the Student Innovation Hall if you're not already.  Apple engineers are here to help too!

almost 6 years ago

Tech Talk starting soon, office hours open

Our "Thinking About iWork" Tech Talk is starting in 15 minutes in Student Innovation Hall.  This is going to be a really awesome interactive talk.  Come by!

Office hours are also now in full swing and we have snacks out as well.  Please take it easy with the snacks so we can ensure there's enough for everyone for the week but come by and enjoy.  The space has also been rearranged to have a nice area to collaborate and work.  We'll be here tonight until Midnight.

If you'd like an iOS device or a temporary developer account, come by and…

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almost 6 years ago

New Tech Talk: Thinking about iWork

We've decided to add another awesome Tech Talk to the iOS App Challenge week!

Learn what the iWork team did to overcome tricky computer science & software engineering problems. Join us for a presentation and audience-focused discussion where you solve the challenges together with your peers.

TONIGHT!  Thursday, February 5th at 8pm in Student Innovation Hall.  The talk will last approx 1 hour.  Stick around after the talk for office hours.

almost 6 years ago

Rules and Recap of Kick-off Ceremony

Welcome to the third annual iOS App Challenge at RIT!

tl;dr: If you attended the kick-off, here's a quick recap:

  • Be nice to each other.  Review the MLH Code of Conduct and the App Store Review Guidelines.
  • All code must be done starting tonight.  Deadline Sunday night at 11:59pm.
  • Come by and see us during office hours.
  • If you want to test your app on a device, come by and see us.
  • Make sure everyone on your team is registered for the hackathon on ChallengePost.

To clarify a couple questions that came up:

  • Teams can be up to FOUR…

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almost 6 years ago

Kick-off starting shortly

Just a reminder that the kick-off presentation for the 2015 iOS App Challenge will be starting at 7pm.  We're in the big circle room in the Student Innovation Hall.  Pizza from Mark's will be coming as well.

If you don't have a team yet, don't worry.  You can find teammates after the presentation.  If you can't come, post on the Discussions tab of the website.

If you do already have a team, make sure that at least one person from your team comes to learn the rules and the secret API.

almost 6 years ago

Only a few more days!

This time next week, you'll be busy coding your app in Swift.  We've got an awesome group of engineers coming from Apple to help you with your apps next week.


If you're new to iOS development, there are still some spaces left for the Introduction to iOS Workshop on either Monday or Tuesday next week.  If you've been using Objective-C but are new to Swift, we'll have a special workshop just for you after the kick-off ceremony on Wednesday.

Food and Office Hours

We're also planning on catering dinner for a few of the evenings.  You should make plans…

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about 6 years ago

Registration open for iOS Workshops

Registration is now open for the workshop part of the iOS App Challenge.  This year, we will be offering two different courses.

If you've never developed for iOS before or are a beginner, sign up for the Introduction to iOS Development Workshop.  You should have some experience with another object-oriented programming language but we'll show you how to do iOS development in Xcode using Swift.  This is a 5-hour hands-on course.  You can attend on EITHER Monday or Tuesday evening before the iOS App Challenge.

If you participated in the iOS App Challenge last year or have at least an…

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about 6 years ago

Starter Kit

Welcome to the RIT iOS App Challenge!

You are now confirmed as a participant. We will be revealing more details at the kick-off event and training sessions, but this event challenges you to learn Swift if you don't already know it or to hone your skills if you've used it before.

Complete your ChallengePost profile

If you have not already done so, make sure your profile on ChallengePost contains your real e-mail address and your full name.  I also strongly recommend that you include some more details about yourself including a photo and what other projects you've worked on.  Make sure that…

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