•   over 4 years ago

Technological Limitations

Dear contest moderators,
In my school's engineering department we lack the technology to record actual gameplay and app use. I could record whatever was on my computer screen, but the app emulator refused to work so I couldn't demonstrate the app. I worry that not being able to include the demo video will disqualify me from the competition. I already sent an email to Jared Polis asking if I could submit the .apk file instead, (the app file that can be installed on an android device), but he has not responded. It has been several weeks, and I am very stressed because I worry my months of work may go completely ignored because of a minor lack of technology. I know that there will probably be no special consideration, and I am most likley out of luck, but I would appreciate it if I actually had a response and knew for sure.
Thank you,
KC Sargent

  • 3 comments

  •   •   over 4 years ago

    I personally had a similar problem with using a simulator (lack of camera and intuitive multitouch) and without jailbreaking my iPhone, I couldn't record the screen. What I ended up doing was borrowing a normal-everyday video camera and tripod from my school's media center and recording the app top down. Took a few tries to get it right, but I think it turned out pretty good.

  •   •   over 4 years ago

    You can borrow a teacher's Android phone, and camera to try to get the video. Best of luck!

  •   •   over 4 years ago

    Well, either way, I just published my app on the Google play store. It's called "HuntMineFight", and it is free, so one way would be to get it from there. As for the two suggestions, the teachers have the camera, but the tablet's screen and the camera don't seem to get along that well. I've tried a few different angles and screen brightness settings, but it just isn't working.

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