Your submission was sent successfully! Close

Thank you for signing up for our newsletter!
In these regular emails you will find the latest updates from Canonical and upcoming events where you can meet our team.Close

Thank you for contacting our team. We will be in touch shortly.Close

  1. Blog
  2. Article

April Wang
on 26 August 2015

Winners crowned in the China Mobile and Ubuntu developer contest


Just recently the ‘’And your Dream come true’’ Innovation contest, launched by China Mobile and Canonical, drew to a close. The competition attracted both Ubuntu enthusiasts and developers nationwide, affording them the opportunity to help fast-track the new Ubuntu mobile ecosystem. This contest has provided a creative platform for young developers to flourish and pave the way for new opportunities.

The winners have been selected after an intense six month long competition. Fu Xixi created the winning entry for his dictionary app in the Students category. Wang Guojian came in first place for his plug-in based native music player in the Professional category. The contest was open to University students, independent developers and the open source community in China. The prizes for the top submissions included 70,000RMB in cash, mobile devices and an internship opportunity with Canonical for the winner of the student track.

In addition to the contest itself, a host of online and offline training sessions were carried out. A series of face-to-face training sessions were conducted by Canonical to educate participants on the Ubuntu Phone OS, provide hands-on demos and tutelage on how to develop for Ubuntu Phones. Many of these sessions were organised through a host of academic institutions:  Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou University, Zhongshan University, Chongqing University, Wuhan University, Nanjing University, Inner Mongolia University, Nankai University, Sichuan University, and many more. These face-to-face training  sessions were complemented with the regular online training and technical troubleshooting support.

Another real highlight of this contest was the launch of the first Ubuntu Phone hackathon in China. The event was held in Beijing and attracted a large pool of participants, many of whom were developers. Developers utilised  the Ubuntu SDK to create Ubuntu Phone Scopes & applications and for many of them it was their first opportunity to experience Ubuntu Phone. After 30 hours straight, the hackathon yielded more than 10 pieces of innovative content output. The hackathon also served to substantiate Canonical’s mantra that the best way to encourage innovation is by putting technology in innovators’ hands.

All in all this contest was a huge success which provided Chinese students and professionals with the opportunity to develop for a brand new mobile OS and produce some remarkable content to enrichen the Ubuntu phone content proposition.

 

Related posts


Canonical
13 June 2024

World’s first RISC-V Laptop gets a massive upgrade and equips with Ubuntu

Canonical announcements Article

DeepComputing partners with Canonical to unveil a huge boost to the DC-ROMA RISC-V Laptop family  The DC-ROMA RISC-V Laptop II is the world’s first RISC-V laptop pre-installed and powered by Ubuntu, which is one of the most popular Linux distributions in the world, providing developers with an outstanding mix of usability and reliability, ...


rhysknipe
12 June 2024

Space pioneers: Lonestar gears up to create a data centre on the Moon

Canonical announcements Article

Why establish a data centre on the Moon? Find out in our blog. ...


Edoardo Barbieri
30 May 2024

Canonical releases Real-time Ubuntu 24.04 LTS

Ubuntu Article

London, 30 May 2024. Today Canonical announced the availability of Real-time Ubuntu 24.04 LTS.  By ensuring high-priority processes are executed first, with deterministic response times, Real-time Ubuntu 24.04 LTS reduces latency compared to mainline Linux and enhances the system’s ability to handle time-sensitive operations effectively.  ...