•   over 3 years ago

NIST Reference Data Challenge

Does this app have to be OS native or can it be JavaScript and run in a browser?

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  • Moderator   •   over 3 years ago

    Thank you for the question! For the Reference Data Challenge, we are looking for apps, as defined in the Rules: App (i.e., a working software application that operates on a mobile device using one of three operating systems, i.e., iOS, Android, or Windows together with relevant documentation and code to install and run the application).

    (NOTE: updated on August 12, 2015 - deleted the phrase "native". The intent of the rules here is to clarify that we are not looking for browser-based apps).

  •   •   over 3 years ago

    Thank you.

  •   •   over 3 years ago

    What about apps that are loaded on to phone but are hybrid in code.. Cordova app for example.

    These App's work on operating system, but are not written in the native language of the operating
    system.

    App (i.e., a working software application that operates on a mobile device using one of three operating systems, i.e., iOS, Android, or Windows together with relevant documentation and code to install and run the application).

  • Moderator   •   over 3 years ago

    Thank you for the question! I have added a note in my first response above - the primary working definition for our purposes is what is included in the parentheses above. As long as your submission is consistent with the definition above, it should be eligible. A browser-based application would not meet our definition, for example.

  •   •   over 3 years ago

    Hi Heather!

    Is there a particular version of Android that will be used in the evaluation of our apps?

  • Moderator   •   over 3 years ago

    Thanks for the question Kris. You will want to ensure that the App meets the judging criteria of "implementation: does the app work well?" To that end, I recommend using the two most recent versions, Android Kitkat or Lollipop, because they are widely used on current devices.

  •   •   over 3 years ago

    Since the app uses NIST data, it would seem reasonable for the app to provide functionalities that bring the users to the NIST website and download the original data if they want to. Will such an app be disqualified?

  • Moderator   •   over 3 years ago

    Hi Annie. An app must be consistent with our definition in the Rules, that is "App (i.e., a working software application that operates on a mobile device using one of three operating systems, i.e., iOS, Android, or Windows together with relevant documentation and code to install and run the application)."

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