One of the key features of Over the Air is the in-event competition, store which gives you a chance to show off the clever and fun ideas you’ve been coding and hacking away at over the course of the event.
To enter the competition, we’ll be setting up an online submission form that we’ll make available during the event. You can always check the Competition page on the blog to find out the latest details. There are no limits to how many times you can enter, nor on the size of the team that you enter with. The application, widget, web app, or service idea that you submit doesn’t have to be ‘complete’ but does need to be presentable to the audience in a way that makes it clear how it works.
If you’ve got an idea you’d like to work on, but want to find a few people to work on it with you, just join the conversation on the BackNetwork forums.
The Sponsored Categories for this year’s competition are:
# OMTP – Best BONDI Widget
# Deutsche Telekom – Best BONDIPIM based Widget
# LiMo Foundation – Best user experience on BONDI widget
# Lonely Planet – Best Lonely Planet Hack
# BBC – Best Dr Who Hack
# BBC – Best Top Gear Hack
# BBC – Best bbc.com Hack
# Yahoo – Best use of Yahoo APIs
The General Categories are:
# Best User Experience / Service Design
# Best Visual Design
# Best Use of WebApp / Widget technology (any platform)
# Best Location Aware App / Service
# Best Use of Wireless, Bluetooth, or RFID
# Best Hardware Hack
# Best of Show (Selected by the Judges Panel)
# Audience Favorite (Selected by all attendees)
We may be adding more general competition categories as we get closer to the event – so keep your eyes peeled!