Contest: Go Cross-Platform with Kotlin!

Posted on by Roman Belov

Hi All,

Have you ever heard about RoboVM? It lets you create beautiful native apps for iOS & Android, allowing you to share code between platforms. RoboVM translates Java bytecode into native ARM or x86 code.
The latest RoboVM release makes it super easy to get up and running with Kotlin! And today you have a good incentive to play with it, by taking part in the first ever Kotlin Mobile contest! Simply install the RoboVM plugin for IntelliJ IDEA or download RoboVM Studio, and create a cross-platform Kotlin app.

How to Enter

  • Create an app using Kotlin and RoboVM for iOS and/or Android
  • Publish your app on GitHub
  • Tweet your entry using this link:
    I just submitted my app for the @robovm @jetbrains Kotlin Contest: https://robovm.com/kotlin-contest

Don’t have a Mac for iOS development? No problem – we’re accepting Android-only apps as well! IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate and Community edition both have great support for building Android apps with Kotlin on Windows and Linux! Also, if you’re not a RoboVM customers, please note that you can simply use the free 30-day trial of RoboVM to enter the contest. You do not need to make any purchases.
 

How to win

Want to give your entry the extra edge? Here are some tips:

  • Include a screenshot of your app in your tweet
  • Blog about how you built your app and include a link in your tweet
  • Using Kotlin everywhere – bonus points for shipping a cross-platform app or building your backend in Kotlin, too!

Prizes

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All apps must be submitted by end of day PST December 14th 2015! The teams at RoboVM and JetBrains will pick the winners from all submissions. A valid entry consists of your tweet pointing to your app’s GitHub repository. Only one prize will be awarded per participant, and per GitHub repository. Bonus points for cross-platform apps, development logs in form of tweets or blog posts which we’ll happily promote, as well as code quality! Winners will be announced on the RoboVM and Kotlin blogs as well as on Twitter, and will be contacted via GitHub.

Don’t have Kotlin experience? Join 800+ community members on Slack and ask questions!

Good luck!

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7 Responses to Contest: Go Cross-Platform with Kotlin!

  1. Dmitry Moiseev says:

    November 26, 2015

    Hello, guys!

    You understand that users just CANT put in one tweet screenshot, you tweet text, link to github and link to blog post in 140 symbols and 1 tweet?) Link to github+link to blog fit in one tweet, if delete some words (“I just submitted my @kotlin app” -> “I submitted @kotlin ap”), but no chance to add screenshot 🙂

    • Roman Belov says:

      November 27, 2015

      Hi Dmitry,
      It’s ok if you make a separate tweet with the blogpost link. We won’t miss it.

  2. Dmitry Moiseev says:

    November 26, 2015

    And one question: can i submit more than one application for contest? 🙂

    • Roman Belov says:

      November 27, 2015

      Yes

  3. alex says:

    December 12, 2015

    Could you extend the deadline?

    Please !!!

    I am coding an awesome app in cross-platform using kotlin.

    See my current app.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hitec.caminoincaapp

    Bests

  4. Dmitry Moiseev says:

    December 21, 2015

    Where i can see list of project in contest and winners? Very interesting to look at the code 🙂

    • Roman Belov says:

      December 22, 2015

      The results will be announced on this week.