I have submitted one entry-“FastMerge” for the Google cloud developer challenge 2013; but couldn’t make it to the semi finalists. It was a good experience in participating in this contest. Get to know new technologies and new techies.
But the feedback received from the judges are disappointing. There are two feedbacks, one is fully supporting the applications and the other is fully against the application. First feedback specified about the strength of the application and recommended to improve the UX design.
Second judge was not able to test the application and reported lots of issues. Why one judge is not able to test the application? How come a person judge the application without testing the same? Lot more questions. Taken lot of time to digest the comments.
Following lessons will be helpful for HTML5 developers, who are planning to participate in future GCDC
Lesson 1: FastMerge is developed fully on HTML5, which is not supported by all browsers.
Lesson 2: Even though it is explicitly specified in the submission form, judges may not tested it using Google Chrome
Lesson 3: Good to specify the browser compatibility (test using Google Chrome) and the steps to test or the features in Home page itself.
Hope, I will be able to incorporate the learning’s in next GCDC. One more thing observed is, another application (makemymails) with the same concept got selected to semi-final. Best wishes to makemymails team.
Refer FastMerge : http://gcdc2013-fastmerge.appspot.com/
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