2016 Contest Results!

We’re pleased to announce the results of our 2016 programming contest.

We had three categories: Business, Fun and Education. All registered NSB/AppStudio users were welcome to participate in the contest. Prizes were $100 USD in each category.

Judging was by NSB’s experts. All judging was arbitrary and final. We looked for quality, performance, ease of use, sophistication and overall coolness. Apps could be anything: Enterprise, business, commercial, education, games or even something whimsical.

All programs had to be created using NSB/AppStudio. Entries could be commercial, shareware or freeware, and for iPhone, iPad, Android or multiple platforms. Code could be written in JavaScript or Basic, HTML5 and css.

Without further ado, here are our winners: (full results are here)

Category: Business

Winner: avDuTi by Doug Allrich

avDuTi is an app created to help pilots and mechanics with tracking and managing their duty logs. The app operates offline and offers a good mobile alternative to currently used software.

Judge’s Comments: This is a great idea for the industry. It offers a much better and more modern alternative to the current methods of tracking and managing duty logs. It also looks very nice and is easy to navigate. The colors are not dull, nor are they distracting, and overall, I had little-to-no issues.

Acceptance Speech: I’d like to thank George and the guys at NSB/AppStudio for creating a tool that allows just about anyone to start creating fun and useful mobile apps with little or no prior experience. It really made a difference for me when creating my first mobile app several years ago.  I’d also like to thank my wife and son for their encouragement, support, ideas, and help along the way, making this hobby even more fun for me. — Doug Allrich

Category: Fun

Winner: Chocobox by Thierry Meurant

Chocobox is a puzzle game with over 200 levels of gameplay. The objective of the game is to change all of the chocolates to chocolates with nuts on top by clicking on a 3×3 area to switch the type of chocolate on each of the 9 squares in a limited number of moves.

Judge’s Comments: The game is very enjoyable, and is great to play with a podcast or music in the background. The rules are simple and easy to pick up, and the game is interesting for all ages. I actually kept going back to it in my spare time, just to play it for fun!

Acceptance Speech: NSB/AppStudio est l’outil idéal pour le développeur javascript/jquery parce qu’il allie la fois une interface visuelle simple et complète, mais aussi toute la puissance du langage, en permettant au utilisateurs VB de retrouver leur environnement habituel et une rapidité de test et de rendu. C’est un outil adapté autant à des utilitaires, compléments de sites internet, jeux, etc, qu’à des interfaces web/mobile pour des applications professionnelles plus complexes. Chaque expérience de code permet ainsi de se constituer rapidement des bibliothèques de modules réutilisables dans des applications toujours plus performantes. – T. Meurant – ADAGIO

NSB/App Studio is the perfect tool for the JavaScript/jQuery developer, because it combines both a simple and complete visual interface, and the power of language, allowing the VB users to find their usual environment with speed for testing and rendering. It is a suitable tool both for utilities, website addons, games, etc., and for web/mobile interfaces in more complex business applications. Each coding experience allows one to quickly create libraries of modules reusable in ever more efficient applications. – T. Meurant – ADAGIO

Category: Education

Winner (tied): IWIIT by Guillermo Drexler

This app is a note-taking app that allows users to enter in text and have it repeated back at them. Apps can be saved under various educational categories and can be found again using keywords or category tags.

Judge’s Comments: With a few improvements, this will be a very useful tool for students who are auditory learners and people looking to pronounce certain words. Some files are missing from the AppStudio project which was submitted, but they have not hindered the use of the app.

Acceptance Speech: What a surprise! I am very happy.

When you first start to use a new language there are many questions and doubts. Thanks for your concise and practical answers that helped me to resolve the doubts. Also I want to say that the language is very friendly for what little time of use I’ve had. I love it.

Really AppStudio does not have limits of applicability. I am now developing a program that allows me to manage an Arduino module of Robotics by internet from my Tablet with an app for Android.

I used many years the old NSBasic/Palm OS, but AppStudio is amazing. I’m studying and urge everyone to do so to take advantage of this tool to the fullest. I ask forgiveness for my poor use of the English. Good luck to all in your projects!


Winner (tied): Le Mot Le Plus Long by Guy Gendreau

Le Mot Le Plus Long is an app that has users identify French words that are a certain length (eg. 10 letters).

Judge’s Comments: Apps like this are especially useful for young French-speaking kids and for people learning French. I know I would have loved to have this when I was taking French courses, as my vocabulary was never good as it needed to be.

Acceptance Speech: J’ai commencé à programmer avec Visual Basis uniquement par plaisir et me divertir. Avec Visual Basic, je rencontrais souvent des difficultés à l’installation de mes applications sur différents ordinateurs. La découverte de NSB/AppStudio fut pour moi un réel plaisir avec son langage peu différent de celui de Visual Basic, sa possibilité de l’installer sur différents appareils (du Smartphone à l’ordinateur de bureau) sans avoir les problèmes d’installation; sa simplicité, m’ont encouragé à construire de nouvelles applications. Je ne suis pas anglophone mais travailler avec NSB/AppStudio ne pose aucun problème grâce aux différents tutoriels et forums ainsi que les aides si nécessaires de George Henne. Je conseille vivement à ceux qui seraient intéressés par la programmation d’utiliser NSB/AppStudio. Merci encore à toute l’équipe de NSB/AppStudio.

I started programming with Visual Basic only for fun and entertainment. With Visual Basic, I often met trouble installing my applications on different computers. The discovery of NSB/AppStudio been my pleasure with its language similar to Visual Basic and its ability to be installed on different devices (smartphone to the desktop) without installation issues. Its simplicity encouraged me to build new applications. I’m not English but work with NSB/AppStudio no problem thanks to the various tutorials and forums as well as the much appreciated support. I urge those interested in programming to use NSB/AppStudio. Thank you again to all the team of NSB/AppStudio. — Guy Gendreau

This software is: Freeware Link