Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Hangout on 10/4: Google Cloud Developer Challenge - An Overview of Accessibility

As you may know, accessibility is a key part of the criteria for a winning application in the Google Cloud Platform Developer Challenge.

On October 4, you will have an opportunity to join a Hangout on the topic of accessibility.

You can register for the Hangout and learn more details here:

You can read all about the criteria and other requirements on the challenge website, but here is a quick summary of what the judges will be looking for:

  • Effective use of Google App Engine (Compulsory)
    • All submissions must have an domain
  • Originality of concept
  • Relevance to region (SSA, LATAM, India, SEA, MENA)
  • Polish and appeal
  • Accessibility
  • Usability on multiple screen sizes
  • Indispensability: Is the application compelling and/or essential?
  • Amount of user interactions on their app (comments, +1s, FB Likes, etc...)
  • Google+ Sign-In / Integration (Not compulsory: Bonus points)
  • Creative use of YouTube and Google Maps APIs (Not compulsory: Bonus points)
  • Use of other Google platforms/APIs (Not compulsory: Bonus points)

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