2019 Contest Results!

We’re pleased to announce the results of our 2019 programming contest.

We had three categories: Business, Non Commercial 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: Fanfare UV by Kevin Bainbridge

This app is for HVAC engineers to size ventilation ductwork. There are a lot of calculations that need to be done for proper ductwork: this app makes it easy to input the data. It even checks your plan and lets you know of any errors.

Judge’s Comments: Very professionally done. A clean, easy to use UI with nice layout and logical flow. Well done!

Acceptance Speech: As is the custom, I would like to thank George and the team at NSB/AppStudio for producing such a good product and at just the right time to ride the PWA ‘wave’.

Having used NSBasic in the days of the Palm Pilot, and then used Java/Objective C/C# for app store development, a decision was made to concentrate on a single codebase to cover all types of device. Converting apps to NSB/Appstudio PWAs was quite straightforward and not unpleasurable – I had not appreciated how far Javascript had progressed in the last few years. PWAs are evolving fast but I am confident the team at NSB/AppStudio will keep up with developments. — Kevin Bainbridge

This software is: Commercial Link

Category: Non Commercial

Winner: Gebelik ve Doğum (Pregnancy) by Egehan Yanık

A practical application where you can reach up to date information about pregnancy and childbirth. You will be able to calculate the pregnancy week and read new information about baby and motherhood. In this new application of pregnancy symptoms, pregnancy calculation and pregnancy calculation. In this application you can find the answer of how many weeks pregnant and more. You can download this application free of charge and accurate information about birth, pregnancy, baby and pregnancy.

Judge’s Comments: This app, in Turkish, is very professionally produced. The screens look good and it flows nicely. The constant ads which display are distracting.

Acceptance Speech: I would like to thank Mr. Henne and the NSB/AppStudio team. I think NSB/AppStudio is a great product for developing cross platform software. As a Visual Basic lover, AppStudio is my primary tool for developing modern software. Thank you…” — Egehan Yanık

This software is: Free in Google Play Store Link

Category: Education

Winner: Arena Assistant by Drew Moffat

Arena Assistant is an interactive app designed to enhance user experience and increase profits for vendors at venues, stadiums, and arenas. Originally, the app was designed specifically for the CHI Health Center and TD Ameritrade Stadium. However, the Ticketmaster API and Google Map API allowed our app to be used nationwide at any event center. Our value adds bring to life practical functions that could easily help vendors increase profits and allow event centers to increase advertising revenue.

Judge’s Comments: Good use of APIs found on the net. Pulls information from a variety of sources to make a prototype app which could be made real. Need to take different screen sizes into account. Good documentation included.

Acceptance Speech: I would like to thank NSB for the opportunity to have our application seen by many others through this competition. I have spent numerous hours creating this application and debugging it while also working part time and going to school full time, so this award makes all that effort worth it. It fills me with excitement that other people found the application to be useful as well. This was my first time working with JavaScript and AppStudio and I thoroughly enjoyed myself and look forward to continuing my education and development with the tools. Again, thank you so much for the opportunity and I am so glad you enjoyed our application!” — Drew Moffat

This software is: Under Development Link