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Ultimate Coder Ultrabook Challenge – Week Six

by Jon Rettinger | September 26, 2012September 26, 2012 8:15 am PDT

Ultimate Coder challenge

Week six of the Ultimate “Coder Ultrabook Challenge” is here, and we’re just about at the finish line!

It has been exciting to see just how much love and effort the teams have poured into their projects, and it’s going to be all that more difficult to pick a winner when the time comes. Lee Bamber’s ‘Love Hearts‘ application appears to be the first one completed, and he has laid out an extensive post on what it took to pull this off, and as he says, “my decision to create an entire WinRT engine in six weeks was simply bonkers.” I can’t say I disagree, Lee, but congratulations on doing do!

The fine people over at Blue Innovations go into detail on what it takes to get NFC (Near Field Communications) working this week. With the way this technology looks poised to become the next big thing in wireless communications, it’s going to be important for any developer to learn how to deal with it. If you’re the least bit interested in becoming a developer over the next five years, you definitely need to be thinking about this.

Wind Up Football from Soma Games may not come to an end with this contest closing up. The company sees the potential for this game to continue to grow, and that’s a great attitude to have. Not only do they have a chance at winning the whole thing – as all the teams do – but they have another game to add to their portfolio of offerings. It’s an awesome way to appoach a project such as this, and who knows where it could go after all of this is done?

The race is almost over, and the arduous task of picking a winner is almost in upon me. I hate to sound cliché,but I think anyone that takes on a monumental task such as this with the world watching is already a winner in a lot of ways. All of the teams are to be congratulated, and whether or not thy win, I definitely think they deserve support for their hard work when the apps are released to the public!


Full disclosure – We are being compensated for advertising related to the Ultimate Coder Ultrabook Challenge and to attend an Intel event. We have commited to posting at least once per week on this subject and judging the final applications. All posts are 100% written and edited by TechnoBuffalo.

Jon Rettinger

Jon, perhaps best known by his YouTube alter ego Jon4Lakers, has a love for technology that can never be quenched, no matter how hard he tries. If...