over 3 years ago

Announcing the winners

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, you don't have to stop hacking. Use your portfolio to keep your project up to date and get feedback from fellow hackers.


over 3 years ago

Last call for votes

If you haven’t cast your vote yet for your favorite inking app, there’s still time. The polls will remain open until 5pm ET on January 8. 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@devpost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.

 


almost 4 years ago

Meet Your Finalists & Vote!

Hey there, inkovators!

After months of hard work and a wealth of quality submissions, we are excited to announce the names of our five finalists! These finalists will have been invited to join the Wacom team at CES in January 2016 and will now be competing for the Popular Choice Award!

Without further ado - the finalists are....

We are so grateful for all of our submitters and we are excited to promote all of your great inkovations! Remember, it's now up to you to choose…

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almost 4 years ago

Final call: Submissions close on Friday!

Just a final shout-out that you have three days remaining in the Wacom Inkathon. Submissions are due November 6 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 hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.

 


almost 4 years ago

MORE prize <3 for the top 5 finalists

Welcome to the final week of Inkathon! We’re crazy excited to see what you’re building.

We’re grateful for all the hard work you’re putting into your apps, so we wanted to show you some extra love by upping the prize ante.

In addition to receiving flights & accommodation for the January awards ceremony at CES in Las Vegas, the top five finalists will now also receive a Bamboo Spark.

Bamboo Spark ($159 retail value) is a smart folio with a connected ballpoint pen and a spot for your favorite paper. It lets you write by hand and saves your handwritten notes locally…

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almost 4 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 digital inking app to the Wacom Inkathon. Submissions are due November 6 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 hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.

 


almost 4 years ago

Two weeks to go – submit early!

There are two weeks left in the Wacom Inkathon. Submissions are due November 6 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. And if you've just recently joined the hackathon, explore the quick-start guide and draw some inspiration from the competition resources.

Submission checklist

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

  • Have you explained how your app uses the WILL SDK? Have you clearly demonstrated which features of WILL your app incorporates?
  • Have you shown how your…

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almost 4 years ago

Three weeks to go — start your submission now!

There are three weeks left in the Wacom Inkathon! Beat the deadline rush by getting your submission ready early. Submissions are due November 6 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

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

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

 


almost 4 years ago

Meet us in Beijing

Just a quick note for those of you who live in Beijing or might be visiting next week: We'll be doing another live demo and meet-and-greet in Wacom's Beijing office on Friday, October 23. Members of the WILL development team will be on hand to do a technical presentation, outline the features of WILL, and provide support for your Inkathon projects. 

RSVP by October 21 to willdevelopers@wacom.com. The full details are on the events page.

Also: We had an awesome time at virtual office hours last week, and hope you did too! If you missed it, not to…

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almost 4 years ago

One month left – start your submission

There’s one month left in the Wacom Inkathon! Submissions are due November 6 before 5pm ET. Need a little real-time help? We're holding virtual office hours w/ the WILL tech team today at 2pm ET. Details below.

Start your submission now

Starting a submission is a good way to make sure that your solution meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. Remember: once you submit a project, you can keep editing it as needed at any time prior to the submission deadline.

Prepare your video

Don’t forget, your…

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almost 4 years ago

Virtual office hours, new dev portal, & sample WILL implementations

Hey there, inkovators!

Now that we’re mid-way through the hackathon, we figured we'd give you a chance for some real-time interaction. Next Tuesday, October 6, WILL technology evangelist Sierra Modro will be hanging out online to answer your questions, do some quick tool demos, and help you figure out your ink-plementations. (Sorry. We’ll stop with the ink puns now.) Head over to the on-air hangout at 11am PST / 2pm EST.

Before joining us for office hours, you may want to check out the new Wacom developer portal. It’s got all the things — overview, features, and how…

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almost 4 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 (and sometimes only) 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…

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about 4 years ago

Get the ink flowing w/ these tips from the WILL developer team

Hey, inkovators! Now that the hackathon is under way, we want to make sure you have all the resources necessary to get your digital quills and blotters primed and ready.

Here are a few tech tips the WILL team passed along to get you started.

Can I render text along with the ink?

Yes, WILL is designed to work in conjunction with other rendering engines, like font type renderers or general 2D graphics libraries.

Can I import images to the canvas?

Yes, images can be imported to the WILL canvas as OpenGL/DirectX/WebGL textures.

Which file formats are supported?

The…

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about 4 years ago

Inkathon gets rolling with live events in Berlin, Tokyo, and Portland

Who knew digital ink was so transcontinental? Grab your rendering engines and meet the WILL developer team at one of their upcoming global stops in a city near you.

First up: Berlin, followed by Portland and Tokyo. Each event will give you a chance to learn more about how to create stuff with WILL, mingle with the WILL development team, and grab some free drinks and snacks. 

We've put together a full rundown of the events here. In the meantime, here's a quick shorthand version:

Berlin: Thursday, 9/10, 2-8pm @ 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin

Portland: Monday, 9/14, 3-8pm @…

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about 4 years ago

Quick-start guide

Thanks for joining the Wacom Inkathon! You're officially registered now, and we’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the hackathon.

Here’s how to get started on your project today. Submissions are due November 6, 2015, at 5pm ET.

  1. Plan your attack. Visit the resources page to find use cases, platform features, and instructions on how to sign up for the WILL SDK.
  2. Get a head start on your submission. Fill out the basic fields on the application form. This will give you a good idea of what you'll need to put together before the deadline.
  3. Optional: Form a team. Thinking…

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