App Hack Winner!

1 BY Fred Patton

Once again, we want to thank everyone who submitted an app to our Weekly App Hack. This was kind of a tricky one, and we weren’t sure what kind of response we’d get, but you folks don’t disappoint!

Our winner this week is…

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App Hack: Sensors

6 BY Fred Patton

Now that webOS 3.0.5 is in the wild, we can start playing with some of the new functions that arrived with it. One of these features is a new sensor API, and that is the subject of this week’s App Hack.

The sensor API can be used with PDK (details in the PDK documentation), but is also available to the SDK, as webOS 3.0.5 implements the DeviceOrientation and DeviceMotion Event Specification. Let’s see what we can do in a simple Enyo app.

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App Hack Winner: Got Game?

1 BY Fred Patton

Thanks to all of you who made “Got Game?” our best App Hack yet. We had a ton of entries, which made judging a challenge, but also a blast! We saw imaginative designs and control concepts, some great kids apps, and a few nicely rendered game clones. The winner, by a whisker, is…

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App Hack taking a Holiday

1 BY Fred Patton

The App Hack-meisters of webOS Developer Relations will be taking a little break for the holidays.

Big thanks to all of you who submitted entries for the “Got Game” App Hack. Keep an eye out for the results. See you in the New Year!

App Hack Winner: Mapping

0 BY Fred Patton

Well, it’s been a pretty exciting week, and we wanted to end on a high note, by announcing the winner of the Mapping App Hack. As you may remember, the challenge was to map data published by the Liquid Robotics PacX Wave Gliders project. So, without further ado, we are pleased to announce that the winner of the challenge and the 16GB TouchPad is…

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App Hack: Got Game? Dec 9-20

3 BY Fred Patton

Well, yes we’re a bit late getting this week’s challenge out, but we think you’ll like the challenge anyway, and in the spirit of holiday generosity, we’ll even give you a little extra time to work on it.

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Weekly App Hack Winner – Three

5 BY Fred Patton

Well, we’re not sure whether it was anticipation of a turkey and stuffing induced coma or being overwhelmed with pre-holiday jitters, but darned if we didn’t forget to post the winners of the last App Hack. Sorry about that!

You may recall that the theme of the week was “Three”, and we challenged developers to do something creative with the number three.

This week’s winner (and the winner of a 16GB TouchPad) is…

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App Hack: Data Mapping – November 30-December 6

1 BY Fred Patton

As promised, we’re back from a quiet weekend gorging on turkey and pumpkin pie for another App Hack. For this week’s challenge, we are going to explore how to display data on a Map. First, we want you to check out a fantastic project called Pac-X, which will be the source of our data. Go ahead, check it out! We’ll wait. (Hint – while you’re there, be sure to register so you can get access to the data.)

Okay, now that you’re briefed on the project (how cool is that?), it’s time to get to work. We want to take some of the data from Pac-X’s Wave Gliders (seriously, how COOL is THAT?) and plot it on a map using Enyo and its Map control. For the purposes of this example, we’ll keep it simple. It will be up to you to make it rock and roll.

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Weekly App hack Winner

0 BY Fred Patton

It’s time once again to announce the winner of the webOS Weekly App Hack! The theme of the week was multi-touch, and some of the entries decided to help us celebrate Thanksgiving in the US as well. Well played!

Without further ado, this week’s winner is (imagine trumpet fanfare now)…

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App Hack: Three – 9-15 Nov

1 BY devrel

In each previous week we’ve used a particular API or technique as the central theme of the hack.  This week I thought it would be fun to do something more open ended.  This means you can use any technology or APIs you want.  It’s entirely up to you how you want to interpret it, so I expect we will have some very creative entries.

The theme this week is “Three”.  That could mean the number three, a book named Three, a trilogy of things, or a game with three legged aliens.  It’s entirely up to you.  Use your imagination to it’s fullest.

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