about 2 years ago

Announcing the winners

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

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

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.


over 2 years ago

Last call for votes

If you haven’t cast your vote yet for The Citrix App Challenge, there’s still time. The polls will remain open until 5pm ET on April 15th. Spread the word and tell your friends & family to vote for you!

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.


over 2 years ago

Public voting is now open

It’s your turn to pick the winner! Browse the Submission Gallery and vote for your favorite app. If you entered a submission, be sure to spread the word through your social networks. The last day to vote is April 15th!

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.


over 2 years ago

Last call for submissions - April 2nd

The deadline is just around the corner - have you submitted your app yet? Submit before 5pm on April 2nd. Find out what time that is in your city.

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.


over 2 years ago

One week to go – the deadline is almost here

Whew, it’s the home stretch! There’s only one week left to submit your app. Submissions are due April 2nd, before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

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.


over 2 years ago

Two weeks to go – submit early!

There are two weeks left in The Citrix App Challenge. Submissions are due April 2nd before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Got questions and need answers from a Citrix Developer? We’re hosting a 1 hour QA Webinar tomorrow, Thursday, March 19th from 12-1pm ET. RSVP here and make sure to tell us which product(s) you have questions about.

If you haven’t created a draft yet, please do so now. And if you've just recently joined the challenge, explore the Quick-Start guide and check out the Resources page.

Submission checklist

Before you say "ship…

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over 2 years ago

QA Webinar and Testing Access

With two weeks left until the deadline, we thought you might need a little extra push to get your app finished:

  1. Are you developing with a Citrix API, but you need a free trial of the product for testing? Shoot an email to support@challengepost.com with your ChallengePost username and the product you need access to. We’ll get you set up with testing access in a jiffy.
  1. Got questions and need answers from a Citrix Developer? We’re hosting a 1 hour QA Webinar on Thursday, March 19th from 12-1pm ET. We’ll have experts on hand for: GoToMeeting, GoToAssist, ShareFile, Podio, XenDesktop/Receiver/Storefront,…

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over 2 years ago

3 weeks left!

It's time for a power up! Here’s everything you need to win the Citrix App Challenge:

  1. A list of industries and app ideas
  2. The Citrix Developer YouTube channel, which is full of tutorials and quick start videos
  3. The official Citrix Developer Portal, your source for API keys & documentation
  4. Sample Citrix Apps and code on GitHub
  5. Live office hours will be announced next week, so make sure you're signed up for challenge updates!
  6. Tips for making a great video
  7. Start your draft early — submissions are due April 2nd before 5pm ET.

over 2 years ago

One month left – start your draft

There is one month left in The Citrix App Challenge. Submissions are due April 2nd before 5pm ET.

Start your draft now.

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.

Prepare your video

Don’t forget, your submission must include a video demonstrating your app. Too often, participants leave this video to the last…

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over 2 years ago

Hardware giveaway: LightBlue Beans

Hey Hackers,

Ready to add some muscle to your Citrix app with some Bluetooth Arduino magic?

Citrix is upping the ante by giving away FREE LightBlue Beans to the first 100 App Challenge Participants who sign up.

The LightBlue Bean is a low energy Bluetooth Arduino microcontroller. It’s programmed wirelessly, runs on a coin cell battery, and perfect for smartphone controlled projects. Not sure what you'd even use a LightBlue Bean for? Let us tell you!

Remember, we’re only giving away 100 Beans, so get a move on and sign up here!  

NOTE: You MUST be registered

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over 2 years ago

How's it going? (Action required)

Thank you for participating in The Citrix App Challenge! We're excited to see what you've been working on. The submission period is half over, so we thought it'd be a good time to ask, how's your submission coming along? Even if you don’t plan on submitting an app, we'd really like to hear from you.

There's still plenty of time to get your submission in before the deadline. If you haven't started yet, please 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

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over 2 years ago

Special Offer from Citrix

Hey Hackers!

We just wanted to remind you about the special GoToMeeting offer from Citrix. As a part of the challenge, you can double your GoToMeeting trial - extending it to 60 days for free. (That's just what the doctor ordered if you're planning to use GoToMeeting in your app and you're looking for ways to test.)

To get this extended trial you'll need to visit http://citrixapps.challengepost.com/details/promo to get your promo code.

Now get after it!

- The Citrix App Challenge Team


over 2 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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over 2 years ago

App Ideas for Every Vertical

Citrix is a trusted name in many of the world’s largest enterprises. Our customers come from every vertical market you can think of, including but not limited to healthcare, education, finance, manufacturing, government, and the public sector.

To help you leverage each of these verticals as you create the next great innovation in enterprise Workspace experiences, we’ve put together some industry-focused concepts that might help you catch a judge’s eye when presenting an enterprise-class solution.

Check out our App Ideas page to learn about how customers currently use Citrix technologies to address their industry specific issues.

Your challenge: Make the experience

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over 2 years ago

Citrix QuickStarts

We know building a new app or integrating a new API/SDK can be difficult - but it doesn’t have to be!

As a part of Citrix’s newly relaunched Developer program, you can now access simple, to-the-point QuickStart video guides for many Citrix products (with more being added every week). That’s right, you can focus on learning about a specific area of a Citrix SDK, without staring at a big monolithic sample app or block of code.

Start watching QuickStart videos by going to the “Getting Started” playlist on Citrix’s Developer YouTube Channel.

Currently, QuickStart videos are available…

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over 2 years ago

A note from Citrix

By Chris Fleck, Vice President Strategic Alliances at Citrix

Congratulations on participating in the Citrix App Challenge! I know that for some of you, this may be your first exposure to Citrix, so I wanted to take some time to introduce our vision of the future workplace and help you understand all the opportunities we’ve packed into this challenge.

At Citrix, we want to change how people work and make them happier. Citrix enables more than 330,000 organizations and over 100 million around the word to mobilize their workforce with an emphasis on security and flexibility. The Citrix App Challenge…

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over 2 years ago

Quick-Start Guide

Thanks for joining The Citrix App Challenge. You're now officially registered and we’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the challenge.

Read on and start your project today. Submissions are due April 2nd, 2015 at 5pm ET. And don’t forget to keep the conversation going with #CitrixApps!

  1. Plan your attack. Review the challenge requirements and visit the Resources page.
  2. Dive into Citrix. Sign up for your Citrix Developer account. There are many products and services to choose from and you can find all of them by visiting the Citrix Developer site. (Eligible products for the Citrix App…

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