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10th February 2009, 04:21 AM   |  #41  
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will it be judged by build because i believe RC30 themes will hold the most custom icons/UI parts because they hold larger themes.

This competition is only for RC33 build as its the most latest build & includes all the stuffs included in the previous builds

also old themes means themes which are already posted are not allowed so everybody has a good enough time to make new ones...
10th February 2009, 04:28 AM   |  #42  
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Interesting idea, doooshty. I definitely think it could garner some interest and help push the themes even further. It's a bit trickier now though, with RC33 and the space issue, but it's still doable if we make sure to design our themes accordingly and don't "waste" the precious bits and bytes.
10th February 2009, 04:57 AM   |  #43  
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Originally Posted by sangeet.003

This competition is only for RC33 build as its the most latest build & includes all the stuffs included in the previous builds

also old themes means themes which are already posted are not allowed so everybody has a good enough time to make new ones...

I am not ok with this being for only RC33 themes. This needs to be extended to both RC30 and ADP1.1.

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10th February 2009, 05:03 AM   |  #44  
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Originally Posted by mannyb

Interesting idea, doooshty. I definitely think it could garner some interest and help push the themes even further. It's a bit trickier now though, with RC33 and the space issue, but it's still doable if we make sure to design our themes accordingly and don't "waste" the precious bits and bytes.

that's been part of the reason i've been taking sometime getting this together. i know there are issues with rc33...i dont want to have good theme designers not enter because of the issues with rc33, but at the same time i feel it may push people to really put in time to to find solutions to the problems being cause by the size limit. i'm looking forward to thisth...just waiting on more input on the money issue. my goal is to start this in the next few days. i'm off tomorrow hopefully we'll get this set up
10th February 2009, 05:23 AM   |  #45  
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I believe the platform (RC30, RC33, ADP1.1) of each theme should remain unannounced until the competition is over. Once over, it should be ported as well as possible to all 3, maybe with the help of another developer if need be. With the new applytheme tool, all graphical changes should be cross-platform compliant.
10th February 2009, 07:29 AM   |  #46  
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I believe the platform (RC30, RC33, ADP1.1) of each theme should remain unannounced until the competition is over. Once over, it should be ported as well as possible to all 3, maybe with the help of another developer if need be. With the new applytheme tool, all graphical changes should be cross-platform compliant.

I am ok with this. I have no issues with this original competition being the choice of the designer. This will allow the designer to work in whatever environment they feel most comfortable in. If this goes well and there is an interest in more competitions like this I may branch it off into two different catagories, APD based and RC based.

To get the ball rolling I am going to have brandenk handle the money. If anyone has strong objections to this let me know, seeing as I am contributing $100 dollars and I have no issues with this and I hope this will provide other possible donors with confidence. If they do we will work on another solution if it arrives.

If all does well I hope we can start this before friday.

Rules.

1. No previously released themes, this goes against the push for innovation I hope to achive during this contest.
2. Designer has the choice to work in whatever enviornment he chooses...however RC33/ADP1.1 are the prefered choices as they are the most widely adopted releases.
3. The contest will last for one month from the start date. All themes must be recieved by midnight US/Pacific time on the final day to be entered in the voting. NO exceptions will be made.
4. The prize for this competition will depend on donations we receive, it will however be atleast $100 but no more than $200. If total donations exceed $200 the remain funds will be put towards future competitions. The winner will receive 70%, second place will receive 20%, and third place 10%.
5. The themes will be scored based on three catagories. Innovation/Originality(25% of final score), Technical Difficulty(25% of final score), and popular vote(50% of final score. If you are interested in being a judge let send me a private message and let me know. Judges are not able to compete, so any theme makers looking to sit this one out I can use your help as a technical judge.
6. All themes must be stable enough to run flashed to a phone and be useable.

If you plan to compete please contact me via private message, so i can get an idea of how many contestants we are looking at. I hope so see this bring out some favorites as well as some new faces.

If you are interested in donating towards the prize look for donation information soon, or feel free to PM me and i will get back to you with information when we have it.

Any questions and/or concerns may also be conveyed to me through Gtalk if you wish. Hit me up if you wish "Doooshty at gmail dot com"
10th February 2009, 07:41 AM   |  #47  
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what if i want to post two versions of same theme means if i post same themes one for adp and other but the same for rc33 will both themes be allowed to participate?
10th February 2009, 08:12 AM   |  #49  
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Originally Posted by sangeet.003

what if i want to post two versions of same theme means if i post same themes one for adp and other but the same for rc33 will both themes be allowed to participate?

You may if you like, however the version it is for wont be made public so as not to create a bias based on the version of a theme.

The judges may have access to this information as it may assist them to vote on technical difficulty and other factors, but when it is put to a popular vote this information will not be published with the theme.

I hope this answers your question
10th February 2009, 08:24 AM   |  #50  
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your going to consider one version harder then the other? I will use ADP1 because you can't do everythin I will do on RC33. but I'm assuming you will think that because one has to compress the images for RC33 that it makes it a more challenging development platform and therefore should award a higher score?

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