4 months ago
Hey everyone - we are only 10 days away from the deadline of the Digital HackFair so we want to share some rules and submission guidelines to make sure we have the best submissions that will get a chance to pitch at Telenor HQ.
First things first: Get your submissions ready
By this we mean that at this point you should publish your submission asap with your idea and maybe a few mockups & screenshots of your Flutter app, we highly suggest that you don’t wait till the deadline to make your submissions.
Early submissions will get the benefit of getting feedback from our team to refine their problem statement, solution implementation and will also get bonus points to enter the pitching round.
Good news is that DevPost will allow you to keep editing your submission till the deadline so you have ample time to add features, make a video etc so we recommend that you publish your submission as soon as possible so we can see what you are working on.
No stage is a bad stage to make your submission
We know building an app, especially on a new platform like Flutter, isn’t an easy task and can take anywhere from weeks to months so what we are looking for in this hackathon is your ability to pick local problems and coming up with unique ideas to solve them using a mobile app. This means we encourage you to make your submissions even if your app is at any of the following stages:
- Idea stage: At this stage you have identified a problem, you have identified a solution for the problem and you know the target audience.
- Mockup stage: At this stage you have a basic mockup ready of your app that shows the UX of how your app looks and behaves.
- App stage: At this stage you have a fully ready app coded in Dart/Flutter and you are ready to show off.
No matter what stage you are we encourage you to apply for this hackathon and make your submission and again, we highly suggest that you don’t wait till the deadline to make your submissions and submit early to get feedback from online judges.
The good news here is that we have simplified the rules, requirements and eligibility for this hackathon to make it open for everyone.
It’s never too late to get started with Dart/Flutter
The beauty of Flutter is that it is open-source which means there are tons of resources available online for you to learn Flutter no matter if you are at a beginner stage or an advanced stage. Below we are sharing some useful links for you to get started:
- Check this free online Flutter codelab hosted by GDG Kolachi
- Take this free course on Educative: Learn Dart, First step to Flutter
- Explore this free codelab on Building beautiful UIs with Flutter
- Look at this huge-list of free Flutter Example Apps
- Also checkout StartFlutter and ItsAllWidgets for free Flutter widgets
- You can tools like SketchApp or InVision to make Flutter mockups.
Good luck in your journey of learning Flutter and thank you for your efforts to build a Digital Pakistan.
If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.