Holiday Giveaway for Dec 1: Intel AppUp Developer Program HP Netbook Computer

By on Dec 1, 2010 at 12:01 am

Welcome to Appmodo’s Holiday Daily Giveaway! Beginning December 1st through December 24th, we’ll be giving away free prizes every day which include netbook computers, iOS games, PC/Mac games, iTunes Gift Cards, iDevice cases/batteries, posters, DVD movies, figurines, comics, and more! Today’s giveaway is for an HP Netbook Computer from Intel’s AppUp Developer Program.

Product Details

HP Mini 2102 black netbook with an Intel Atom N455 processor, RAM 1 GB, HDD 250 GB, GMA 3150 graphics card, WLAN with 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, Windows 7 Starter software, 10.1″ Widescreen TFT, 1024 x 600 ( WSVGA ) display with built in camera, with Intel AppUp center preinstalled. Estimated value: $494.99.

Update Dec 2: The winners have been emailed. Thank you for your participation!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

The contest begins December 1, 2010 at 12:00AM PST and ENDS December 1, 2010 at 11:59PM PST.

1) Simply re-tweet this particular giveaway on Twitter and/or Like it to your Facebook account (located at top of article). THEN…
2) Post a comment below stating what makes for a great application (great graphics, music, experience, in app purchases, etc). If you are a developer, answer why you would participate in the AppUp Developer Program?

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!!!!!!When you post your comment be sure to include your Twitter @username or Facebook name (whatever you used) AND provide an email address so we can verify your submission!

To be eligible for shipment, winners must be located in the United States or Canada.

Good luck!

Special thanks goes out to Intel AppUp Developer Program, Disney Mobile, Chillingo, Fox Digital Entertainment, EA Mobile, Speck Products, mophie, bioserie, PlayFirst, Oceanhouse Media, PopCap, Bolt Creative, and more.

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  • @Songbirdeeee

    An application is only as good as its underlying concept. If the concept is not original or in some way unique then it won’t be worth very much. And original idea or a nice twist on an older idea will make for a great selling point and will please the users. Once the concept is covered then all the smaller, but still important details come into play. The graphics will really help out and a nice UI is a must. The instructions (if there are any/if needed) should be presented in an easy to understand manner and it would be preferable if not too many were presented at once. It is also a really good idea to make it such that the instructions can be revisited at any time in case the user opens the app and then doesn’t use it for a bit or another user tries to use it. Music is important based upon what type of app it is. The prompt question doesn’t state whether or not we’re talking about a game… In games, well suited music is necessary and the ability to switch to one’s iPod library music is a good idea since no matter how good your music for the game is, you can’t always please everyone’s individual taste. In none game apps, music may or may not be so necessary. I apologize if this is formatted funny, i’m typing this on my iPad and for some reason it looks like it may not come out so great once I hit the post button. Thank you for the awesome contest, I hope I adequately answered the question. Will retweet the post about is contest on twitter. Thank you, @Songbirdeeee

  • Dangrslyinlove

    I personally think a great application is a mix of not only graphics and presentation, but also the passion developers put into their work. You can really tell sometimes when give it their all into every little detail which shows me that the app is quality. Graphics and music can help, but can’t carry the app. @dangrslyinlove

  • SoulShading

    @SoulShading As a developer, I think AppUp is a great opportunity the same way the App Store was. We do not need to go retail or make deals to publish an application. This allows us to reach large audience without having to share the benefits with more middleman than than you have hairs on your head (sorry, this one doesn’t work with bald hairstyle). In conclusion, I would say that it is even more promising if someone as big and renown as Intel is taking a stab at it. The digital era is ready to take over :-)

  • In my opinion, a great app is the outcome of various components complementing each other. A game with superb graphics is not necessary a great game, it just means that the game is great to look at. An app with great usability does not guarantee its success, due to many factors such as its graphical presentation, its basic concept, originality, and so on. A great app with faulty control and interface is useless. What makes a great application then? It’s the result of various factors coming along well together as one. For example, a great application could be made of an original concept with great usability, with complementing graphics and audio to enhance the experience of the user. I’ve retweeted @joeylfy and liked on Facebook @Le Raine My email is joeyliew87 (at) gmail (dot) com

  • @ Jeremy BarberA Great application is any application that you can pick up play, put down, and pick up again and play without getting bored. ex. fruitninja. if my iTouch battery could last longer i would play that game all day. However games such as UNO ill play 2 maybe 3 hands but then it will be over. Also an app needs to have awards/trophys/accomplishments/goals for it to be a game i would like to play. Graphics are nice but if the gameplay is boring/slow/pointless i may play with it for a little bit but then the game comes off the touch.Other Apps, such as media apps, need to be something i can use all the time. such as FACEBOOK or Weather channel. i can use those everyday. however apps like REMOTE i can only use when an other comp nearby is on and i can see it. (If its to close i ignore the app and just use the mouse/touchpad) Alot of people judge apps on color/ speed/music. i try to judge on the concept/material of the app to consider if i like the app or not.

  • Bessamy

    A great app has a number of elements that combine to make it good. One great wlement alone does not make a great app. For me ease of usability and good experience enhance any app. Great graphics, sound, ease of mobility, all combine to create a unique experience. I like to be able to turn off features I do not appreciate as well. Some may like the soundtrack others may not. Or mini games. There are apps that have mini games that make it a bother to get through. It would be great to be able to turn these off before starting a new game. Thanks for listening. Twitter is @Bessamy

  • @martinisandmore as a developer graphics are great,music can be great and it has to have an easy and pleasant UI.But to me it is the hooks (features) that keep you coming back to use the app for it’s intended purpose(s) make it an easy experience in a useful application and it will sell itself.

  • Anonymous

    Is my comment still awaiting moderation or did it disappear?

  • I think an app needs great graphics, simple user interface, and serves a purpose that you would need it for while being mobile. If it’s something I can and should be doing while in front of a computer, I’d rather do it from a computer not a handheld device. I tweeted and liked as @slates96 slater112203 at gmail dot com

  • Anonymous

    A great application should be visually pleasing, and easy to navigate. fb Patricia Conary

  • @ndre_Ba

    What makes an amazing app is first of all, an original idea or and old idea completely redone. Art style definately plays a part because a unique art style definately draws attention. Music and gameplay are the key to making an app successful, gameplay should be simple or should be complex, not in the middle. Music, gameplay, originality and graphics make the app and an app should strive to do it’s best in all 4 categories

  • nick dot sundance at gmail dot com An app must pull people in – to that end, people will allow sacrifices in graphics and performance if they are entertained and engaged.

  • Anonymous

    A good application is well what the user wants devolpers should care more about what the customer wants in order to make a great application. Also with graphics and sound, they should listen and try to create what the customer wants, if they do that, there is a very good chance that the customer will like it and that you have made a good application. @Derekorz

  • Anonymous

    I’m not that great at tech stuff. See? My first sentence says it all, don’t you think? So ease of use is number one. I am all for great graphics, music, etc. but don’t make me feel like an idiot when trying to use one. Don’t make me feel like I have to be a developer to get it. If there is an app that makes my life simpler AND is simple to use then that is all I need or want. @miriama59

  • Jcman7

    What I think makes a great application is one that has a good UI, it has to be clean and clear and give the user a sense of ease and quality. I want something that is simple and not to crazy in design. I think if you can make something user friendly then everyone will be happy. Graphics are important, people are visual and we like things that look nice, its human nature. You can tell when an application has had a lot of effort into it or it was just thrown together time is the key part in making something good. @JCman7 Email: JCman7 at aol dot com

  • Being an application addict (no, seriously, I have about 600 applications, and that’s after going on a mass deleting spree!) I truly understand what makes me satisfied when using an application. There are various intertwined components to a basic application, which groups into the final product, and will create the outcome. First, presentation. This includes the UI, application icon as well as the graphics. The application icon is the first thing you will ever see, if it’s ugly; it’s an instant turn off. The icon should reflect the quality, polish and a vague idea of the application itself. UI must be easy, because most applications appeal to a wide range of consumers and not all understand complicated gestures or hidden buttons or folders. Graphics are what you will be staring at when you are using the app- why would anybody want it to be ugly? Uniqueness is also something that I look into. Everybody knows they’re tired of the “doodle _____s” or the fart apps. Why? We grow tired of things easily- anything undone, will eventually become annoying. It also shows the lack of passion from the developer in a way if it isn’t original. They are simply ripping on somebody else’s work. Finally, usability. For a game, it would be the fun level and for others, it is the usefulness. We download applications for a reason – to use them. Do people WANT to play boring games? NO. Do people want to keep using an application that isn’t practical? NO. No matter how amazing or beautiful the app may be, if it isn’t something we would use on a daily basis, it is useless. @TArcadeStan NOTE: I’m not really comfortable giving out my email address to the public, so if I do win, I will give you my contacts.

  • @ndre_Ba

    What makes an amazing app is first of all, an original idea or and old idea completely redone. Art style definately plays a part because a unique art style definately draws attention. Music and gameplay are the key to making an app successful, gameplay should be simple or should be complex, not in the middle. Music, gameplay, originality and graphics make the app and an app should strive to do it’s best in all 4 categories Sorry i forgot my email >< Email is: lousydouche (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • A great application would be easy to use and user friendly.

  • I insist on excellent graphics and something that can be used for a long, long time without becoming outdated.

  • Jwcasser

    What an app needs first is to draw a player into buying it, usually with a sharp icon or a solid fan base. Then it needs to keep a player playing it with constant updates to remind a player why they love the game in the first place. @jwcasser jwcasser (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Stan Trevena

    I would participate in the Intel App Developer Program to feed my tech addiction. Almost 25 years out of college and still doing computers for a career. Why play the games when you can develop them? Need more MMO GPS RPG type games. Nothing really stands out right now in that genre. – FB: Stan Trevena

  • The first aspect that I believe makes a great app would have to be how useful it is, whether it be a GPS app, a game app, or any other type of app that is in existence. If an app does not have any or very little usefulness, it’s worthless. No one needs an app that claims to be a GPS app, for example, when it only has a map of your city. Sure it will be useful in your city, but it will be useless anywhere else you go, obviously. I believe that the second most important aspect of an app would have to be its quality. If a game app, for example, has excellent graphics but absolutely horrid controls and plot, no one will want it. If another game has excellent plot and controls but horrid graphics, it probably won’t sell well, but it would still probably sell more than my earlier example. App developers need to know how to focus on every aspect of their app and they also need to put time into every app they make, because if they don’t, it will show in their final product. Facebook name: AsperKaos

  • A great application needs to have excellent graphics and good sound and most importantly needs to run smoothly so that it does not lock up your computer. So many applications are so loaded down they make your computer run slow or lock it up so that they are not even worth using. Thanks for the fantastic giveaways! @jillyrh on twitter Jill Hayes on Facebook

  • Dutchbroluv

    A great application should be easy to use and have enough help directions for you to solve a problem. I love the fact this computer can do all these applications HP Mini 2102 black netbook with an Intel Atom N455 processor, RAM 1 GB, HDD 250 GB, GMA 3150 graphics card, WLAN with 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, Windows 7 Starter software, 10.1″ Widescreen TFT, 1024 x 600 ( WSVGA ) display with built in camera, with Intel AppUp center preinstalled. Estimated value: $494.99. Wow and your giving this away! I love to create things with graphics and I am self taught so still learning but mostly use Word as my business requires it and the program works with other Microsoft programs. Thank You ~Linda~

  • I need great graphics and music on my pc! Thank you for a chance to win! I liked on facebook as Dorothy Sandman and follow on twitter as DotMarie1. e-mail- shadowcat00151@verizon.net.

  • Guest

    Love to win this