almost 4 years ago

Winners announcement delayed

Hello, everyone!  

First off, we'd like to thank you for your patience during the judging process for the Ford Personalized Fuel-Efficiency Ideas Challenge. We wanted to let you know that there will be another delay in the announcement of the winners. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and are looking forward to announcing the winners in a few weeks. 

All the best,

The ChallengePost Team


about 4 years ago

Winners to be announced next week

Hello! Thanks so much for your participation in the Ford Personalized Fuel-Efficiency App Challenge! You've certainly given our judges a tough job. With that in mind, we wanted to let you know that we will be pushing the winners announcement back to next week. Please stay tuned for the specific date to be posted on the challenge site. Cheers! The ChallengePost Team


about 4 years ago

Public voting is now open

The public voting period for Ford Personalized Fuel-Efficiency App Challenge has begun. Browse the Submission Gallery and vote for your favorites!

If you’ve entered a submission, be sure to spread the word through your social networks.

Thanks,

The Ford Personalized Fuel-Efficiency App Challenge team


about 4 years ago

Submissions due Wednesday

The submission deadline for the Ford Personalized Fuel-Efficiency App Challenge is this Wednesday, July 24 at 5 p.m. EDT! Are you ready?

Don’t wait until the last minute to fill out the submission form. Read through our submission checklist and start your draft now to avoid surprises later on.

And don’t forget — we review submissions on a rolling basis, so if you submit early enough we can alert you to any problems and give you the opportunity to edit your submission before the deadline.

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have questions about the OpenXC Platform or need help…

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about 4 years ago

How to create an OpenXC app with 25 lines of code

It's crunch time, participants! The deadline for the Ford Personalized Fuel-Efficiency App Challenge is Wednesday, July 24 at 5 p.m. EDT. 

Need some motivation? Watch this video on how you can build an OpenXC app with just 25 lines of code, and get pumped to start writing your app! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NtDAQjqnmAI

Questions?

If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the Discussion Forum or email us at support@challengepost.com with “Ford” in the subject line.

If you have questions about the OpenXC Platform or need help with a specific application you’re developing, post in the OpenXC Google Group.

Good…

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about 4 years ago

Submission checklist

Participants, the deadline for the Ford App Challenge is in one week! All submissions must be entered by July 24 at 5 p.m. EDT!

Below is a handy checklist to help you wrap up your submission.

Submission checklist

  • Did you provide a way to access your app? 
  • Did you include detailed, step-by-step testing instructions? Are you confident a non-developer could understand them?

  • Did you include a link to your video on YouTube or Vimeo? Does it walk through your app and clearly describe its features? 

  • Do you own the rights to all parts of your submission, or follow the licensing…

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about 4 years ago

Submission tips

Heads up, the submission deadline for the Ford Personalized Fuel-Efficiency App Challenge is July 24, 2013 at 5 p.m. EDT!

Worried about your application? Follow these tips to ensure smooth sailing. 

How to nail the submission process

  1. Ask others to test your app. You know your app like the back of your hand, but are you sure that others will find it as easy to use? Send a copy of your testing instructions (a submission requirement!) to your friends and family, and challenge them to install and use your app without any additional help from you. It’s a great opportunity…

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about 4 years ago

How to make a great submission video

Aside from your app, your submission video is one of the most important things you’ll include in your submission! In fact, it’s sometimes one of the only things that judges review.

Although they are encouraged to, judges are not required to test each and every app. Therefore, it’s extremely important to demonstrate your app’s functionality in your video. That means carefully walking through your app’s features and showing how each one works.

You’ve already built an awesome app that helps consumers optimize their fuel usage, now show it off with a great video!

Tips on making a great video

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about 4 years ago

How to ace the challenge

The deadline for the Ford Personalized Fuel-Efficiency Challenge is fast approaching! All applications must be entered by July 24 at 5 p.m. EDT.

As you’re wrapping up your submissions, be sure to keep these tips in mind. We want your submission to have the greatest possible chance at being eligible!

Start your draft

Beginning your draft early is the best way to avoid getting caught by surprise later on. Visit the Enter an Application page today and make sure you’re aware of all the requirements.

Once you start and save a draft, you can edit it at any time before…

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over 4 years ago

Tips on using the OpenXC platform

The submission deadline for the Ford Personalized Fuel-Efficiency App Challenge is July 24, 2013. As you continue working on your apps, reference these helpful tips on developing with and making the most of the OpenXC platform. 

Development pointers from Ford's OpenXC team

Data simulations are fine
You don't need an OpenXC vehicle interface or even a car to build an application for this challenge. There are a number of different traces of driving scenarios on the OpenXC website, such as city driving, highway, aggressive driving and more. These can be played back into an Android application and the…

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over 4 years ago

Note from Ford executive K. Venkatesh Prasad

Hello, hackers!

First off, thank you for participating in the Ford Personalized Fuel-Efficiency App Challenge. We believe this is an incredible opportunity for you to empower drivers to drive smarter.

At Ford, I oversee Open Innovation and we are laser focused on enhancing the customer, or consumer, experience. To this end, we research and architect software and hardware technologies, then evaluate them for integration into Ford’s vehicles worldwide. I’ve been nicknamed as Ford’s “What’s Next” guy, and I believe that fuel-efficiency apps are definitely the next thing on deck.

That’s where you come in. By building an app using the…

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over 4 years ago

Welcome!

Thanks for registering for the Ford Personalized Fuel-Efficiency App Challenge! We’re thrilled that you want to help drivers better understand and improve their personal fuel-efficiency.

Bid adieu to procrastination and get started on your submission today! Apps are due July 24, 2013.

Quick-start guide

  1. Learn more about the OpenXC platform. OpenXC is an API to your car. It’s designed from the ground up to be open source, and runs on a combination of the Arduino and Android platforms.

  2. Explore ideas. Visit the Ford Ideas Challenge and check out consumers’ ideas for great fuel-efficiency apps. And don’t miss the new open-source

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