Our readers may recall, last year, in partnership with An Event Apart, Microsoft's MIX Online team debuted the 10K Apart Contest. The challenge was simple: build the best application you can with no more than 10K of code.
This year the MIX Online team is back again with a contest "10K Apart: The Responsive Edition" with a new spin on the Cloud application development contest, even though the main challenge is still pretty much the same, devs need to build the best app they can using no more than 10K of code. "As the title indicates, this year's 10K contest requires that your applications be "reasonably responsive" (yes, it's vague by design)," said Nishant Kothary.
According to Microsoft, the size of the submission package cannot exceed 10K, but this is 10K zipped, so the size of the unzipped pack can be larger without any problems. Furthermore, all usage of approved libraries willn't be counted against the 10K limit. All the apps need to do in order to qualify for a chance at the prizes is be responsive.
Another important detail is that the apps should function in Internet Explorer Platform Preview 2, but not just in IE10 PP2 but also in the latest Firefox and Webkit-based browser (either Chrome or Safari) releases.
Microsoft's offering 10K in prizes:
- Grand Prize: Best Overall App - Registration to any AEA Event, $3000 Visa Cash Card, Responsive Web Design book and Adaptive Web Design book
- 3 Runners Up Best Design, Technical, People's Choice - Registration to any AEA Event, $1000 Visa Cash Card, Responsive Web Design book and Adaptive Web Design book.
- 9 Honorable Mentions - Responsive Web Design book and Adaptive Web Design book.
The 10K Apart: The Responsive Edition website is live and developers can already submit their applications
Participants have until September 12th to enter the contest.
[Source: MIX Online]