My first submission to the contest!

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My first submission to the contest!

Postby bluefloyd8 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:22 pm

I am ready to submit my first App (woo! yeah!). I am not sure if i want to wait until a few days before the deadline to submit or if I should just do it now.

Has anyone else here submitted anything yet? If so, how long was your README file?

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Postby plusminus » Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:37 pm

Gratulations!

Is it feature-complete :?:

Readme-size depends on your application. Maybe you need no one :D

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Postby bluefloyd8 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:50 pm

Not 100% complete. My app relies on making queries to a web server. I made a simple server for demo purposes. I think that if this idea gets developed more, than a better server and database will have to be set up.

Have you submitted any of your applications yet?
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Postby plusminus » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:06 pm

No I haven't.

I think I'll setup a countdown until the submission-deadline here on anddev. ^^

I hope there will be a fix on the critical bugs, as they make the destination-entering on anddev impossible (ok, a workaround would be not hard, but I hate workarounds :( )

I'll make some more features and them submit them within the last days probably.

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Postby bluefloyd8 » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:50 pm

I have had to use a lot of workarounds so far. Especially since the switch to the new version of the SDK.

Countdown would be cool to have on the site.
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Postby benny! » Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:42 am

Yeah. Countdown would be nice.

No submission so far. Actually I got in touch with
Android since November 2oo7. But I was involved
in too many other projects since then - that the
time for Android was really limited.

Hmm ... still I have some ideas in mind - and now
I have some more spare-time. So maybe I'll manage
a late entry. Will see :roll:
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Postby res » Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:59 pm

Did the countdown timer ever get implemented?
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Postby bluefloyd8 » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:51 pm

I pressed the SUBMIT button today! Yeah!

The confirmation screen was very anti-climatic. I was expecting some balloons, maybe a cake... or at least a confirmation number.
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Postby cadlg » Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:18 pm

great !!

now, can we take a look at your project ? maybe some screenshots or video ?? :D

Good luck !!


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Postby bluefloyd8 » Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:40 pm

I have a video capture of the program. But it is in .oop format and i need to convert it to something reasonable.
Ill post some screenshots shortly (this weekend)
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Postby plusminus » Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:53 pm

Grats :)

what are the important things to know about the ADC-Terms :?:

Could you summarize what one has to think of.

What I've heard so far is that I remain all rights to my code and can do whatever I want.
Google can use my app to promot Androdi itself.

Is that the sum of it all :?:

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Postby bluefloyd8 » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:05 pm

Here are the scary lines of the Terms:

You acknowledge and understand that Google and/or members of the Open Handset Alliance may independently develop applications that may be similar to or identical to your Entry in terms of theme, idea, function, or in other respects. You agree that you will not be entitled to any rights in, or compensation in connection with, any such similar or identical applications and/or ideas.


You acknowledge that no confidential, fiduciary, agency or other relationship or implied-in-fact contract now exists between you and Google and that no such relationship is established by your submission of an Entry to Google under these Terms



As between Google and the Participant, the Participant retains ownership of all intellectual and industrial property rights in and to the Entry that Participant had before submission, including the right to distribute the application commercially at any time. As a condition of entry, Participant grants Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, publicly perform, publicly display and create a derivative work from, any Entry that Participant submits to this Challenge solely for the purposes of allowing Google to test and evaluate the Entry for purposes of the Challenge and to advertise, display, demonstrate, or otherwise promote the Android platform.



My summary:
You and Google will have the exact same rights to your idea. They can develop the idea and profit from it any way that they feel like. This entire contest, in my opinion, was done to get a bunch of people to submit their best creative ideas and allow Google to take them. I think that this is perfectly fine though because they are the ones developing Android and pushing support of Open Handsets. Google potentially has the right to be "bad people" (i am censoring myself), and just steal all the ideas and give nothing back to the community. I dont think they will do this. If they do, there will be hell to pay ;)
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Postby plusminus » Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:15 am

Thanks :)

A bit worse than I thought ;)
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Postby bluefloyd8 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:49 am

It is kind of bad. But Google's motto as a company is "Do No Evil" so I am just hoping that they hold true to that.

Ive put a lot of faith into Android to change the way a lot of things work (internet, phones, GPS, social networking, life). I hope its true!
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Postby plusminus » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:29 am

I hope is just as the don't want, if they take any idea, someone comes and wants money for each single use of his/her idea on each single phone...

That would make android less free :roll:
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