over 2 years ago

And the winners are...

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news! Here are your winners of the Snap Developer Challenge 2021


Best App - Express Themselves

Dan Sing Sing MV Maker - DAN☆SING! is a tool to help you create music video with your Bitmoji 3D avatar with few clicks. You would make your short videos and share them to your friends.

 

Best App - Live in the Moment

Count - Count is a day counter app. Users can add events and set up counters for the events. These counters can be shared on Snapchat as a sticker or as…

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over 2 years ago

You are amazing!

Thank you for joining the Snap Developer Challenge 2021! While the judges review your projects, we would love to hear about your experience participating in this hackathon. 

Please fill out this form and help us get better

The winner announcement is scheduled for November 19th. We hope you’ve enjoyed this Hackathon and look forward to seeing your future submissions for additional hackathons.


over 2 years ago

Today's the day!

Today's the last day to submit your project. You can do this!!!

Submission deadline = Tue, Nov 2 at 1:00pm (ET) / 10:00am (PT)

4 hours left to submit. Submit your project now. If you are a perfectionist, you can always edit your submission before the due date so you might as well save it early… A rough draft is better than nothing!!

 Submit your demo video. Remember the major requirement for submission is a 3-minute demo video. Make sure it is public and playback is allowed on other platforms. Your video should include a complete walkthrough of…

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over 2 years ago

24 hours remaining... Finish strong! You can do it!

November is here and we are officially 24 hours away from the submission deadline! Start wrapping up your project and recording your video. You can do this!!!

Reminder that submission deadline = Tue, Nov 2 at 1:00pm (ET) / 10:00am (PT)

:hourglass_flowing_sand:24 hours left to submit. Don’t let procrastination win… start to manage the remaining time you have left to successfully submit your project. If you are a perfectionist, now’s the time to put on your product manager hat and think “MVP.” You will always have the opportunity to continue building and improving your web/app so begin to settle with…

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over 2 years ago

Time to start your video

These are your last few days to submit your project. Update or finish your Submission so you don’t forget.

Your video is a major component of your submission. Here are some helpful tips for you to plan, create, and publish a winning video. 

Get organized. Write out a script of what you need to say, demonstrate in your video, and rehearse it before recording. A good script should: 

  • Be 3 minutes or less.
  • Include your elevator pitch of why you built your project. 
  • Show a demo of your project in action to prove it is a real application and not…

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over 2 years ago

Firebase Extension for Login Kit is here!!!

Hi all,

We're very excited to announce that Firebase Extension for Login Kit is now available! This extension allows users to authenticate with Firebase using their Snapchat accounts. If you were interested in using Sticker Kit's Bitmoji feature, Login Kit is a requirement and hopefully this firebase extension makes it easier for you to set this up!

Checkout the Tutorials page for integration and more details:

If you have any questions, our team and community members are on slack to assist you at any time. Join here. 

Happy Building!


over 2 years ago

Two weeks to go – submit early!

There are two weeks left to enter your submission to the Snap Developer Challenge. Submissions are due by 1 PM ET on November 2nd, 2021.

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. If you've just recently joined the challenge, explore the Slack Channel and the Resources Tab for more info to help you get started.

Run through this list before you sit back from your project:

  • Are you building an app utilizing Snap Kit that reflects Snap's mission: "We contribute to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about…

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over 2 years ago

Week 7 - Community-generated resources, 1:1 support, team-up, office hours

Wow we are already in week 7 of 8! If you just joined or still in the early stages of development, don't sweat it... there is still enough time left to make a submission. We have seen some cool integrations done in under 3 days... you got this. Keep learning, testing, building, communicating, and most importantly have fun!!! For those that are on track, kudos to you (and your team) and can't wait to check out what you've been cooking up!

:technologist: Want some examples? sample apps? Check out what your fellow peers built just for you!
Sticker Kit Tutorial /

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over 2 years ago

React Native bindings for Snap Kit is here!!!

Hi all,

We're very excited to announce that React Native bindings for Snap Kit are now available for Login and Creative Kit!

Checkout the npm repo (https://www.npmjs.com/package/@snapchat/snap-kit-react-native) for integration and more details.

Get started quickly with the Sample apps:

If you have any questions about the hackathon, join our slack channel or post on the discussion forum.

Happy Building!


over 2 years ago

Week 5 - Need support? Check out our office hours, 1:1 sessions, workshops, team-ups, slack community

Happy October and welcome to week 5 of 8! With 27 days left, we hope you all are making great progress. If you are stuck or if you just joined the hackathon, do not fret... we got you covered with the resources below!

:teacher: Got questions? Attend today's Office Hour at 1:00 PM (PT)~
Submit your questions here and attend the live office hour here
Ask us questions about your project, snap kit, the event, requirements, or anything related to the challenge. Your host, Seema Puthyapurayil (Snap’s Partner Engineering manager) got you covered! Our next office hour will take

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over 2 years ago

Get help - Live Office Hours

Have questions about the different Snap kits? Submission requirements? Prizes? The Snap team has you covered. 

Here are the details of the upcoming Office Hours we have scheduled to help you with your project:

October 6
Wednesday, 1:00 pm (PT) 
Sign up here and submit your questions

October 20
Wednesday, 1:00 pm (PT)
Coming soon

Check the events page for updates on which events are available and be sure to post your questions on Slack and let us know what we should try to cover.

 


over 2 years ago

Collaboration, Resources + More To Help You Build

Whether or not you have started building your Snap Developer Challenge project, the Slack Channel is the perfect place to connect with other developers!

Not only can you bounce ideas off each other and ask other developers for technical help, but you can also use the Slack Channel to ask the Snap and Devpost teams questions!

Teaming up
Looking for a challenge team? The Slack Channel can also help you connect with potential teammates. You can also use the challenge Participants Tab to search for other developers looking to team up, check out their skills and message them to see…

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over 2 years ago

Snap Dev Challenge | Week 3 - "How to" Workshop Recordings

Happy Tuesday and welcome to week 3!

:tv: Missed last week’s stream? We got you...
Our opening ceremony & workshop sessions are uploaded and available for you to view & digest at your own convenience throughout the challenge. Watch ceremony and workshops here!

:teacher: Need support? Bi-weekly office hours start tomorrow!
Tomorrow (09/22), Seema Puthyapurayil, Snap's Partner Engineering manager, will be hosting a live office hour at 1:00pm (PT)  to answer any technical questions. 
Please submit your questions here for Seema to answer tomorrow. We love questions and want to support any outstanding ones you may have as you build

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over 2 years ago

Tune in to our Opening Ceremony & Workshops!

We are thrilled to have you here for our Snap Developer Challenge 2021! Starting tomorrow (Sep 14), we are streaming our opening ceremony and workshops to help you get started setting up and building. 

Click here to access all the streams.

Below is the schedule:

  • Opening Ceremony
    Tue | Sep 14 | 9:00a (PT)
    In this kickoff event, we will be covering the theme, prizes, rules, and resources for this year’s challenge. 

  • Getting Started with Snap Kit
    Tue | Sep 14 | 9:30a (PT)
    In this workshop, we will be teaching you the first steps to get started developing with…

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over 2 years ago

Winners you should know about

What does it take to win the Snap Developer Challenge? This is the second Snap Developer Challenge so be sure to check out previous winning projects.

 

Swirl - Story Challenges - Best Overall Use of Snap Kit

Swirl is the app for story challenges – low-effort, fun, and social challenges for your Snap stories. Find a template in the app, share it to your story, and tag friends to keep the challenge going!

 

Learn it - Best Use of Dynamic Lenses

Using Dynamic Lenses, Learn It allows students to visually see and learn the topics which are in…

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