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Kin Crypto Challenge: Week 4

There are just four weeks remaining until Kin Crypto Challenge submissions are due. Make sure you’re ready to submit by October 14 before 5pm EDT. 

Start your submission now

Starting a submission is a good way to make sure that your app meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. Remember: Once you submit a project, you can keep editing it as needed at any time prior to the submission deadline. Need a primer on how the submission form works? Head over to our submission form tutorial

Prepare your video

We know as devs your expertise lies in creating your project - so keep building! However, the submission video needs time, too. It's often the first (and sometimes only!) thing that judges review.

Your video tells the story behind your submission and showcases your software and talent clearly. When preparing your video: 

  • Establish your elevator pitch. In the first few seconds of your video, explain how you integrated the Kin SDK into your mobile app.
  • Within 60 seconds, viewers tend to lose interest, so use this time wisely to keep them engaged!
  • Show, don't tell. Provide real-life context and show users firsthand how you  added engaging peer-to-per experiences to your mobile app with user-to-user earning and spending of Kin.
  • Keep it simple. Per the official rules, your video shouldn't be longer than three minutes.
  • Don't wait until the last minute to upload your video. Due to file size, format, and your Internet connection, uploading a video to YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku could take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours.
  • Get organized. Write out a script of what you’ll say and demonstrate in your video and rehearse it before recording. A good script should talk about:
    • The problem your potential customers face
    • Existing solutions to the problem
    • The solution your app provides
    • How the app provides the solution

Reminder: Apps must be submitted for publication by October 14, 2019 at 5:00pm Eastern AND must be live on the Google Play or Apple App Store by October 28, 2019.

For more information on how to upload your app to the Google Play store, please read the Android Developer Documentation.


For more information on how to submit your iOS app the the Apple App Store, please read the Apple Developer Documentation.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.