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iPhone App Competition

03-11-2010, 06:01 PM
#1
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iPhone App Competition

Saw this competition advertised aimed at new app/game developers. I guess there are worse things you could do with a promo code and $500 is, well, $500. The closing date for entries is April 30 2010.

http://www.facebook.com/appchallenge
03-11-2010, 06:04 PM
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Posting this simply lowers your chances to win.



That is all :P

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03-11-2010, 06:07 PM
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Hmm... Good point! However, we have no plans to enter Ground Effect - thought we'd give the rest of you a chance.
03-11-2010, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Pamx View Post
Hmm... Good point! However, we have no plans to enter Ground Effect - thought we'd give the rest of you a chance.
Hm why not? It's a great app and I could definitely see it falling into the top 5.

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03-11-2010, 06:17 PM
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Hm why not? It's a great app and I could definitely see it falling into the top 5.
When it comes to programming books (runner up prizes), I think Glenn has already collected enough over the past 25 years. A Great competition for less experienced developers though, & the guy behind it has written some very useful stuff.
03-11-2010, 06:19 PM
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This contest smells like spambait. I'd expect anyone entering to get sent ads for Neil's books. Even assuming it's legit, there's no indication of what types of apps Neil actually likes.
03-11-2010, 06:50 PM
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Anyone else thinks this sounds dodgy??

Quote:
License: Participant retains ownership of the copyright in any submitted mobile app. However, by entering app(s) in this Contest, participant grants Sponsor the irrevocable, perpetual right to publish, modify, distribute and otherwise use any or all of the apps in any manner without compensation to the participant, his or her successors or assigns, or any other entity. App(s) shall be given attribution credit based on the name supplied with submission.
They want an irrevocable right to publish, modify and distribute my app?!

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03-11-2010, 07:05 PM
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I must admit, I hadn't checked the small print. I would definitely want some sort of clarification before getting involved but I find it hard to believe that such a respected author would really resort to dodgy practices. But, having said that, you never know...
03-11-2010, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by PixelthisMike View Post
Anyone else thinks this sounds dodgy??



They want an irrevocable right to publish, modify and distribute my app?!
That does sound odd...thanks for pointing that out.

The only thing I can make of it, is sometimes they include iPhone App recommendations in their books and what not.

e.g.
http://www.dummies.com/store/product...470607548.html

This could be it, but I'm not sure.

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03-11-2010, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by bravetarget View Post
That does sound odd...thanks for pointing that out.

The only thing I can make of it, is sometimes they include iPhone App recommendations in their books and what not.

e.g.
http://www.dummies.com/store/product...470607548.html

This could be it, but I'm not sure.
Yeah that is the most likely meaning. It seems like they have put all that legal speak in to make it look official but they actually have no idea what it means

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