almost 3 years ago

And the winner is…

The votes are in! Go to the gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the excellent submissions.

Even though the competition is over, don't stop hacking. Use your portfolio to keep your project up to date and get feedback from fellow makers.


almost 3 years ago

Judging period extended until 12/3

We're extending the judging period until December 3rd so that we can take a deeper look at your apps. Winners will now be announced on Tuesday, December 16th.

If you haven’t cast your vote yet, there’s still time. The polls will remain open until 5pm ET on November 25th.

Have questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.


almost 3 years ago

Last call for votes

If you haven’t cast your vote yet, there’s still time. The polls will remain open until 5pm ET on November 25th. Spread the word and tell your friends & family to vote for you!

Have questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.


almost 3 years ago

Public voting is now open

The public voting period for NoSQL Mobile App Challenge has begun. Browse the Submission Gallery and vote for your favorites!

If you’ve entered a submission, be sure to spread the word through your social networks.

Thanks,

The NoSQL Mobile App Challenge team


almost 3 years ago

Last call for submissions

The deadline is just around the corner. Apps are due November 4th before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Have questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.


almost 3 years ago

One week to go – the deadline is almost here

Can you believe it? There’s only one week left to submit your app. Submissions are due November 4th before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

 

Have questions? 

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.


almost 3 years ago

Two weeks to go – submit early!

There are only two weeks left to enter the NoSQL Mobile App Challenge. Submissions are due November 4th before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven't created a draft yet, please do so now. And if you've just joined us recently, follow the follow the quick-start guide.

Submission checklist

Before you say "ship it!", make sure you run through this list:

  • Have you explained how your app integrates with ObjectRocket’s cloud data stores?
  • Have you created a submission video? Does your video clearly demonstrate how your solution works? Is it less…

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about 3 years ago

Three weeks to go — start your draft now!

There are three weeks left in the NoSQL Mobile App Challenge. Submissions are due November 4th before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven’t already started a draft, you should do it now. And if you’re just getting started, read the official rules and follow the quick-start guide.

Have questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.


about 3 years ago

MongoDB Webinar - Oct 22nd

Join us Wednesday, October 22, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm CST to Solve the Performance & Scalability Challenges of MongoDB. NoSQL databases have come a long way in a short period of time. Today, the number of NoSQL choices available to developers and applicable use cases for building cutting edge applications has exploded.  As one of the most popular NoSQL databases, MongoDB is being used to a greater extent for massively scalable, mission-critical applications.  As it continues to evolve, the selection of the underlying platform that runs MongoDB represents a critical decision for architects and developers.  You can…

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about 3 years ago

One month left – start your draft

There are three weeks left in the NoSQL Mobile App Challenge. Beat the deadline rush by getting your submission ready early. Submissions are due November 4th before 5pm ET.

Start your draft today

Starting a draft is a good way to make sure that your app meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. And remember: once you begin a draft, you can save and edit it at any time prior to the submission deadline.

Plan your video

Don’t forget that your submission should include a video showing…

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about 3 years ago

How's it going? (Action required!)

Thanks for participating in the NoSQL Mobile App Challenge! We thought it'd be a good time to check in and see how things are going.

Team leaders: please tell us how development is going here.

If you don't plan on entering anymore, let us know.

There's still plenty of time to get your submission in before the deadline. For those of you who haven't gotten started yet check out the quick-start guide.

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we’ll respond as…

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about 3 years ago

Why is mobile important to us at Rackspace?

By Ray Williamson, Mobile Technologist and Cloud Evangelist at Rackspace

There’s no doubt that mobile apps are growing exponentially both in use and sophistication. ObjectRocket and Rackspace want developers to be well prepared and well supported when that exponential growth hits them personally. That’s why we created the NoSQL Mobile App Challenge: to give you a chance to try our products for free while building a real-world mobile app of your choice. 

The data services behind your app must cater to ever-growing storage workloads and must balance malleability, power, and speed. Your users expect rapid interaction with data on…

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about 3 years ago

Making a great submission video

We know you’re focused on your app right now, but don't forget about your submission video. It's often the first thing that judges and voters review.

A good video tells the story behind your submission, providing a clear and concise explanation of what your app is and does. Here are some tips and a list of screencasting tools:

  • Establish your elevator pitch. In the first few seconds of your video, explain why your app is awesome. You can get into the details of how it works later on in the video, but treat the opening seconds of your video…

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about 3 years ago

Action Required - Setup your ObjectRocket account

If you haven’t created your free ObjectRocket account yet, please do so now. It’s a challenge requirement and there are only 200 available!

To sign up for your free ObjectRocket account follow the steps below:

  1. Sign up for an ObjectRocket Account by entering your email, a password, and accepting the ObjectRocket Terms of Service.

  2. Once you’ve created your ObjectRocket account and signed in, DO NOT enter your credit card to create an instance.

  3. Fill out the ObjectRocket NoSQL Mobile App Challenge Sign-up Form to receive your free instance (up to 5GB / $95 per month).

  4. After you complete the…

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about 3 years ago

Challenge Quick-Start Guide

Thanks for joining the NoSQL Mobile App Challenge — you're now officially registered! We’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the challenge.

Read on and kick off your project today. Submissions are due November 4, 2014 at 5pm ET.

  1. Sign up for a free ObjectRocket account — this is a challenge requirement. Visit the Resources page and follow the instructions to setup your free ObjectRocket instance. There’s no charge to use MongoDB or Redis data stores during the challenge.
  2. Get a head start. Fill out the basic fields on the application and save it as a draft today. This will give…

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about 3 years ago

Submission Period is Open & Eligibility Update

The submission period for the NoSQL Mobile App Challenge has officially begun! 

We’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the challenge, but you can get started now by checking out the full challenge details, requirements, and rules by visiting rackspacemobile.challengepost.com.

Please note that the eligibility requirements for the NoSQL Mobile App Challenge have changed. The competition will only be available to individuals, teams of individuals, and organizations, who are residents of (or have been incorporated in) the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec). (See official rules for full details.) 

Don’t misunderstand, we love international developers! We’re bummed that we…

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