Last two weeks have been frenetic, an intense period for mobile development because of the Flappy Bird fever that exploded the firsts days of February and that got even bigger after the indie developer Dong Nguyen announced its imminent shut-down. Hectic times for us too because, after 15 days of hard deliberation, our team has chosen the winners of the mobile development Competition that will get the $45,000 prize! It has been a difficult decision as lots of great projects took part of the contest, but we have pronounced our verdict (and added a further list of ten products that really merit to be mentioned).
A roll off the drum for the three winners of the 2013 Chupamobile App Developer Competition!
$20,000 Grand Prize
Here it is! The absolute winner, the app source code that most rocked on our marketplace Competition is PWD – Password Manager! An iOS project by Ricardo Funk (rfunk82) that fascinated us since the beginning. A full application to create and manage passwords that comes with several “mini-apps”. All this with a fully functional and beautiful user interface that provides a great user experience taking the app to the next level! Thanks as well to its many features like password strength checking, AES-256 encryption or a self-destruction security feature. A mobile application just like 1Password – Password Manager and Security Wallet that sells at $17.99 and keeps rocking on the App Store!
We asked the developer about this opportunity and this is what he said: “The Chupamobile competition was the perfect opportunity to complete the Password Management application I’ve had kicking around in my head for about a year. Knowing that I was competing against so many talented developers helped me push my limits and find the motivation to perfect every screen. In addition, the Chupamobile team was very supportive whenever I had any questions. In fact, the process was so easy that I’m currently working on my third application submission with them! Thanks Chupamobile Team!”, were Ricardo Funk’s words about our contest.
$14,000 Runner Up
The second prize goes to Jelly Slash – Addictive 50 Level Arcade Puzzler! Built by RisingHigh, this addictive iOS puzzle game is based on the ever popular game iSlash that got over 2.5 million downloads on the Apple App Store. Very easy to reskin, this project has four integrated ad SDKs and has been developed in Cocos 2d.
“As app developers we’re always excited to see new source code and there’s no better place than Chupamobile! When we learned of the competition and the awesome Top Sponsors involved, we felt compelled to work extra hard to get our submission in! Such a fantastic idea and great to see Chupa leading the way in the mobile industry, great job!”, said Kevin Wolstenholme from RisingHigh.
$9,500 3rd Place
On the third place we have WeLike – Photo Sharing Social Network source code developed by Planet1107! This is the second time that the studio headed by Goran Vuksic wins a prize on our Competition. This time thanks to a cutting-edge project that we love; an iOS and Android mobile application full of amazing features like geolocation and nearby map view, user timeline, recent and popular posts feed and a complete photo editor.
This is what Goran from Planet1107 told us; “Planet 1107 has been a member of Chupamobile for a bit more than two years now and I’m glad to see how in those two years Chupamobile grown to be a great resource place for mobile developers. My team (Josip, Niksa and I) gave our best for this competition to create a solution that will help others to build their own photo sharing social network easily. We are really happy that our hard work on WeLike project was recognized”.
– Perkutut by pongodev
– Snapify (Instagram Clone) by cristopher.coudriet
– Remote VNC by Dilmerv
– Words Versus Words Solo – Full Game for Reskin by Yohann305
– iOS Runner App by fbiphone81
– Mega Drop: Jump Rush by llcdraco
– InstaStar – Instagram New Effects, Full PhotoEditor by radu.romanov
– Space Effects FX Photo App by allzone
– Ultimate Screen Recorder with Finger Gestures by scott.manthey
– Jewel Blitz – Android Match 3 Puzzle Game by AppyPocket
We want to remember as well the Flappy Bird source code that didn’t make it to enter the competition by inches. Flappy Bird is literally conquering the Chupamobile community (and the App & Play Stores)!
Soon on our blog, the video interviews with the three winners! Remember also the fourth prize of the 2013 Chupamobile App Developer Competition that will award one our Facebook or Twitter fans with $500 in cash? The winner of the Social Special Prize will be published very soon here. Stay tuned for what is coming!
In the meanwhile, why not having a look to our last app source code entries? See them here.
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