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Announcing the HTML5 is Ready App Contest Winners

March 04, 2013 | Paul Kopacki

Wow, we were impressed and amazed, and, frankly, a little overwhelmed by the entries to the HTML5 is Ready App Contest! We got hundreds of great submissions, so it took a bunch of work by myself, the other four judges, and our marketing team to winnow it down to manageable set of finalists, and then to have all the judges stack rank them to find the winners. I’m pleased to say that though we did our judging entirely independently, we had three clear winners emerge when we added up the scores. Without further ado, here they are, with a few choice quotes from the judges on each:

1) JDI by Simon Brunel

JDI app

JDI is a fully functional To Do app which offers a new way to prioritize tasks. The user simply selects the available time and the app picks the tasks that should be done. JDI was developed from scratch for the contest using Sencha Touch and synchronizing data in the cloud using Sencha.io. Have too many tasks to get done, but don't know where to begin? Just grab your mobile, tablet or laptop and start a JDI session!

Judges circle:

Tremendous. Beautiful. Sleek interaction style. Useful app I want to return to. Onboards new users quickly. Good use of GPU.
Paul Irish, Google Developer Advocate, Google Chrome

This app is beautiful, plus it uses Sencha.io.
Aditya Bansod, VP, Product Marketing, Sencha

A really innovative and fun UI that is very ‘appy.’
Dion Almaer, VP, Mobile Architecture, Walmart Labs

Prize:

The Grand Prize

2) Weathy by Boris Orduñez & Ariamnet López

Weathy app

Weathy takes weather apps to a whole new level with super, slick UI and added features like location preferences, map coordinates and 36 hour weather dial.

Judges circle:

Great UX, innovative design, sound effects when clicking
(cool HTML5 usage).
Aditya Bansod, VP, Product Marketing, Sencha

Friendly, plenty of functionality within the UI. Responsive interface.
Great preferences screen. Excellent details.
Paul Irish, Google Developer Advocate, Google Chrome

Good design, solid performance, nice widgets.
Michael Mullany, CEO, Sencha

Second Place Prize

3) SnapsMate by Brett Hannah

Weathy app

SnapsMate is an ultra real-time shared photo wall with lightning fast user interaction enabling instantaneous collaboration with friends and family.

Judges circle:

Great use of the camera API. Great UX. Zoomable UI is really fun.
Dion Almaer, VP, Mobile Architecture, Walmart Labs

Pretty cool. Simple, but visually compelling. Nice use of Sencha Touch.
Paul Kopacki, VP, Marketing, Sencha

Websockets = neat.
Aditya Bansod, VP, Product Marketing, Sencha

Third Place Prize

While we had no problem agreeing on our clear winners, there were still some notable apps that didn’t make the top three but we nevertheless wanted to call out for one reason or another. These include:

Order in Seconds by Oscar Guerrero & Edgar Canas

An amazing enterprise mobile solution for Sales Force automation using Sencha Touch.

A robust business app. Well thought out and practical.
Paul Kopacki, VP, Marketing, Sencha

Fig by Jens Faenger

An innovative lifestyle app that encourages transformation from within.

Phenomenal UX. Well considered details. Offline support.
Quick load time.
Paul Irish, Google Developer Advocate, Google Chrome

Thanks to everyone who submitted! The creativity and energy of the HTML5 community continues to inspire and amaze us, and we’re glad to be able to play a part in driving the success of open web technologies for application development.

There are 36 responses. Add yours.

Jens Faenger

2 years ago

Fig is excited to be among the honorable mentioned apps. We are also available on the iOS app store and Google Play store. Check us out!
iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/app/fig.com/id554305571
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fig.mobile

Ashley Coker

2 years ago

Well done to all those that entered and placed in the competition!  Make sure to check out the entry from ProWebSoftware: http://exploring.prowebsoftware.net
Use it to share your location in real time with your friends when out and about, and look up cycle dock information for London’s cycle hire scheme.  Supports iOS, Android and Microsoft Surface!

Brian Pulliese

2 years ago

Congratulations to the winners. Some very nice work indeed. Would be nice to see a list of other submissions. I’m sure a lot of developers put in some solid hours to participate in the competition but no one knows of their apps existence.  My submission - FDI Calculator v1.0 (Fire Danger Index Calculator) - http://fdi.synapze.com.au

Wooick Cho

2 years ago

Congratulations to the winners. I also hope see a list of other submissions.
My submission - KPOP PLAY (Visual Music Player)
http://kpopplay.net

Wooick Cho

2 years ago

KPOP PLAY supports Google Chrome & Safari Browser at PC, MAC and iPAD.

WATCH YOUR MUSIC / KPOPPLAY.NET

Edwin

2 years ago

Congratulations to the winners. But I found that all 3 websites rendered very badly on IE10. Am I missing something?

Tyler Durden

2 years ago

^ Ya you’re missing a good browser baahaha

Edwin Aw

2 years ago

True. And the true value of HTML5. A true HTML5 website should just work literally on all Internet browser.

EdgeUX

2 years ago

Massive congratulations to all the winners and a special shout out to EdgeUX Software’s very own Brett Hannah for clinching 3rd place. The late nights paid off! http://www.edgeux.com/

Roland van Wanrooy

2 years ago

Many congrats to the winners AND to Sencha, who made this possible!

Richard Sentino

2 years ago

Fantastic!

Tim Hurrell

2 years ago

Love the JDI todo list app - only MASSIVE issue is that you can only set a task duration as upto 1 hour (60min). It’s a little annoying that you have to enter the duration in minutes (e.g. 120 for 2 hours) but although it accepts the value it just shows as 60 minutes. As a designer, mocking up a new homepage can take a few hours, so 60min really isn’t long enough.

Such a tiny thorn in the side of a great app - surely they will fix this quickly.

Tommaso

2 years ago

Hey everyone! Congratulations to all. Am looking for a app developer a meal plan building.
Improve meal planning for training clients so that they can stick to their daily calories goals. A branded app .

David

2 years ago

All three applications are toys with very low quality and developing experience.
I will not be surprise all those engineers working in Sencha smile

Ray Wang

2 years ago

Damn, should have entered, non of these things are really innovative or use any of the cool html5 stuff

Rich

2 years ago

LOL @ Ray!!!! You could use the FIG app and transform your lazy noobness. 

Rae

2 years ago

On my iPhone 4 these Apps are FAR FROM READY.
No offense but everything is sluggish, blinking html etc.
Html5 isnt ready.. Thanks for proving the thing you actually wanted to tackle
That aside, try declining geoposition in app nr.2…

Cristi Antohi

2 years ago

1st place prize? Innovative you say? It looks to me like Any.Do smile...but, nice copy and congrats smile

RRM

2 years ago

Are you kidding me??
After taking a look at these apps i realised i should’ve joined this contest. Any of the apps i made for my company have about 20x as much functionality without the incredible performance issues (Note: I have about 1,5 year ST2 experience)

Really, this contest is to prove HTML5 is ready and you post these shitty apps on your website.. (BEST MARKETING TRICK EVER! -.-)

André Fiedler

2 years ago

@RRM

Same thoughts here ... wink

Sebastiaan

2 years ago

@RRM couldn’t agree more.. Nothing innovating… all the same old same old. Really have no clue why they’ve called it the html5 ready contest.. Expected more from this…

I do like to see a list of all submissions as mentioned before a lot of people put in a lot of effort..
Besides maybe in that big list there actually is a real winner wink

Job

2 years ago

Is that the best that can be done with Sencha?  Yet another task app to join the millions. wow. Unoriginal and uninspiring.  But then maybe Sencha is so hard to use this is the best you can expect….

saasthasoft

2 years ago

Congratulations to the winners!

Ben

2 years ago

Congratulations to the winners!
Will you share some codes?

Brian

2 years ago

I was all excited to try JDI. I followed the links on my computer (using Firefox) and the page after registering only displayed a couple of white boxes. Went there on my phone (Droid 4) after and all I got was a choppy looking figure 8 for a background and a loading icon that never quit.

sad face

Krzy?

2 years ago

SAMSUNG GT-I9070 ADVANCE
1) JDI by Simon Brunel - not working (loading, loading and….loading)
3) SnapsMate by Brett Hannah - showing two buttons (New, Share) - no one working

Yeah. Great and well tested apps :/

Sandeep

2 years ago

Congratulation to winners. It will be best, If you share some video tutorial or codes.

Regards,
Sandeep pattanaik

Dawesi

2 years ago

To the winners goes the spoils, to those who are sore for not entering… you had your chance. (and there’s always the sencha app market… should list apps like NYT and WSJ and other apps using Sencha.

Well done, can’t wait to see all of the apps from the comp!

John Moscarillo

2 years ago

Would be nice to submit apps, but there is no form on the page and no explanation of why we can’t submit apps.

John Moscarillo

2 years ago

Congratulations to the winners, great work. Here is a weather app I was hoping to submit to the gallery. http://www.designingwebs.tv/weather/index.html

Vincent

2 years ago

@Trang: your toto app is pretty cool.

The #1 app have cool design but not innovate. Not interested in #2 at all.The #3 app have nice ideal but it quiet simple.None of those 3 apps can render in ie 10. plenty of bugs and poor performance on mobile devices even with the nexus 4

Love to see other submissions to see if what else people can do with html5.

Alpesh Borsaniya

2 years ago

HTML5 in create iPhone app design ?

Alex Wendell

2 years ago

@Edwin Aw - Also, if it is truly a “website,” then your HTML5 *must* have backwards compatibility—IE 9 and <, among other browsers—built in.

Simon Brunel

2 years ago

JDI sources are now available on GitHub: https://github.com/simonbrunel/jdi smile

Benyto

2 years ago

Super, Thanks Simon.

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