And the winners of the UbuContest are…
Canonical Ltd., the Ubucon Germany 2015 team, and the UbuContest 2015 team, are happy to announce the results of the first UbuContest today! Over the last couple of months our community developers from all over the world have worked hard to create innovative and creative apps and scopes for the converging Ubuntu world of the future. 22 contest entry submissions qualified for the contest, and we received seven nominations for the „Outstanding contribution“ categories.
So without any further ado: Here are the winners!
Best Team Entry: First place goes to Team ReMoTe for „Falldown“, which already was the most popular game in the store last month. Second place goes to Team UbunTouch-fr for their „OpenFoodFacts“ app, which we featured in our first UbuContest Story.
Best Individual Entry: First place goes to Simon Stürz for „Monster Wars", another game that immediately became popular among our users. The incredibly addicting „Click the Cookie“ game got Jorik van Nielen the second place, and the third place is awarded to the popular „WifiTransfer“ utility written by Stuart Langridge.
The Outstanding Non-Technical Contribution category is awarded to Kevin Feyder for his many design contributions to various projects.
The Outstanding Technical Contribution category is awarded to Niklas Wenzel for his continuous work on the core apps and especially for working on IMAP notifications.
Convergence Hero: The jury decided to not award a prize in this category. While many of the contest entries already work more than one form-factor, e.g. phone and desktop, out of the box, no entry made creative use of the possibilities.
We congratulate all the winners and hope to meet you all at Ubucon Germany 2015 in Berlin.