Really hope that everyone has been enjoying the #wdc as much as we have. One thing I’m keen to avoid as much as possible is the weekly challenges becoming “chore” or folks feeling like they have to participate in every single one.
With that in mind we’re trialling a new tri-weekly schedule for the next few challenges to give you better visibility and choice around how you spend your time in the Community.
Broadly speaking, we’ll rotate between an app (re)design challenge, a game development challenge and an open forum for users to share their own apps and experiences with the building and publishing process.
|11||Apr 16||#WeekendDesignChallenge||Idea Generator|
|13||Apr 30||#WeekendDesignChallenge||Culture & Travel|
|14||May 7||#WeekendGameJam||Plant Nanny|
|15||May 14||#ShowThunkable||Open Call|
|18||Jun 4||#ShowThunkable||Open Call|
The premise is pretty simple - take an existing mobile or web app and use it as inspiration to create an app of your own. It’s interesting because the main limit is your own imagination. There is no one “right” way to build an app with Thunkable so entries can have similar appearance or functionality and be built in completely different ways. By sharing our ideas with the rest of the Community we can quickly get feedback on what’s working or suggestions for improvements and new features.
Similar to the Weekend Design Challenge but aimed at gamers, gaming enthusiasts, and game developers as a forum to showcase their unique skills. The aim is that the #WeekendGameJam will be a place for even more users to contribute to the Community and at the same time offer our regular contributors an opportunity for either a “rest week” if they want or a new type of challenge if they prefer.
Every third week we’ll make a #creator-lounge topic called “#ShowThunkable”. This is a space for users to show-and-tell us about their apps. Since everyone will be at different stages in the journey (designing, testing, publishing etc.) it gives users the option of either sharing what they’ve already built or to share their goals for their apps, i.e:
- “I want to get my app published by the end of the month”, or
- “I’m trying to find my first 100 users” or
- “I built this app for class - should I keep working on it?” or
- “I’m doing a full re-design of my app’s UI, what do you think of this?”