Create the best Moverio Smart Glasses App. Augment your world and your wallet: Ideation Phase 1

Phase 1 of the challenge has closed.  Please visit phase 2 of the challenge here: epsonmoverio2.challengepost.com and apply today! Deadline for the 2nd phase of the challenge is now 3/19/2015! 

Prelaunch Labs (www.prelaunch.com) wants you to take the Epson Moverio Smart Glasses to the next level by creating innovative, functional, and exciting new apps for this augmented reality wearable platform.  

The “Epson Moverio Develop the Future App Challenge” is a developer competition beginning on November 17th, 2014. Over three rounds, developers will have the chance to compete for their share of over $30,000 in cash and prizes.  Winners will also gain key promotional exposure for their apps through Epson’s global marketing channels.   

Developers anywhere in North or South America are invited to submit applications that detail your Moverio app in two different categories:

  • Best Consumer App (Augmented Reality/Gaming)
  • Best Enterprise App  (Distribution/Manufacturing/Medical/Other) 

You do not need a device to complete the first round of the challenge.  Phase one of the challenge requires you to provide a short summary of your applicaton concept for the Moverio BT-200 and a short bio about you or your organization.  That's it!  

Eight winners will be selected from the first round (four enterprise app winners, four consumer app winners) and will be rewarded with $1000 and a free Moverio device!

You do not have to win the first round to move onto the second round of the campaign but why not get in on the campaign early and go for even more prizes!

To learn more about complete challenge timeline click HERE

If you are ready to dive into development, we are offering all registered applicants $200 OFF an Epson Moverio BT-200 for the duration of the challenge.

Don't have a Moverio Device? Order your Epson Moverio Smartglasses on Prelaunch.com for only $499, a $200 discount available exclusively with Prelaunch Labs!

Click here to order your new Epson Moverio BT-200 today and get $200 off!

Details and Prizes

Round 1 (Submission Period Ends 5pm PST January 16th, 2015)

The application should include the following:

  • Up to 250 word description of your proposed application, its intended audience and benefit to them
  • Brief bio of developer(s) or corporation and details of other development & app experience
  • Images of proposed app screens (optional)
  • Video Pitch (optional)

The top 8 finalists selected by a panel of judges (four winners from each category), will receive free Moverio Smart Glasses and $1000 in funding to complete development of their app for entry into Round 2. 

Round 2 (Submission Period Ends 5pm PST March 12th, 2015)

In Round 2, the Round 1 finalists and any new applicants will be invited to compete again for more prizes and exposure. Apps submitted in Round 2 must also include screen shots and a basic description of their application.  The applicant may also include an optional short demo video (hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku), highlighting the functionality of the final submission.  All apps must also be submitted to the Epson Moverio App Market by the submission deadline (see Official Rules for details).

Existing Apps: Existing apps may be entered, as long as the submitted application was not funded or compensated, partially or fully, by Epson for its development AND as long as the application was not distributed on Epson Moverio App store before November 1, 2014. Also allowed are any Unity 3D apps that are converted and customized for the Moverio Smart Glasses platform using the available Epson Moverio Unity 3D plug-in.

Language: Apps must have English language support and may offer multilingual support that includes English.

Judges will select the top 4 applications (2 in each category). Those four winners will receive a total of $2,000 in additional prize money to further final development of their app and submit for consideration of winning the grand prize.

Round 3: GRAND PRIZE

Finally, in Round 3, winners of Round 2 will be invited to compete for two final grand prizes (one winner from each of the two categories). Round 2 winners will have several weeks to revise and improve their app and resubmit for consideration for the grand prize.

Apps submitted in Round 3 must include a short demo video (hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku) that walks through the main functionality of the solution via screencase or video for the final submission. The apps must also be resubmitted to Epson’s Moverio Apps Market for release. Note: Certification and Epson Moverio app market release timing may vary depending on the app and when it’s submitted for certification review.

These two grand prize winners will each receive $5500. Grand prize winners will be announced on March 31st, 2015. 

View full rules

Eligibility

The Epson Moverio Develop the Future App Challenge is open to all developers located in North America.

Individuals, and teams of individuals, 18 years of age and older. If  an individual, or team of individuals, has not yet reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry and they win a prize, a parent or guardian will need to sign an affidavit on their behalf.

Organizations that, at the time of entry, have been duly organized or incorporated and validly exist.

Individuals or organizations based in a nation, state, province, or territory where U.S. or local law prohibits participating in the competition or receiving a prize.  See Official Rules.

Requirements

(1)  Registration and Agreement to Terms and Conditions

  • Participants must create a “ChallengePost” account on the Challenge website or another site on http://challengepost.com.
  • Participants must agree to these Terms and Conditions and comply with all terms and relevant laws applicable to Participants.
  • Participants must register as an Epson Moverio developer.

(2)  ROUND 1: The application should include the following:

  • Participants must submit an entry on the Challenge Website within the applicable submission period(s) as stated below, including all required fields on the submission form of the Challenge Website (each an “Entry”). Participants are encouraged to submit entry materials in English or include an English translation or subtitles. Entries submitted on the Challenge website must include, without limitation:
    • At least a 250 word description of your proposed application, its intended audience and benefit to them
    • Brief bio of developer(s) or corporation and details of other development & app experience
    • Images of proposed app screens (optional)
    • Video Pitch (optional)

 (3)  Round 2 and Round 3 Requirements:

  • Participants must submit an entry on the Challenge Website within the applicable submission period(s) as stated below, including all required fields on the submission form of the Challenge Website (each an “Entry”). Participants are encouraged to submit entry materials in English or include an English translation or subtitles. Entries submitted on the Challenge website must include, without limitation:
  • Entries submitted on the Challenge website must include, without limitation:
    • At least a 250 word description of your proposed application, its intended audience and benefit to them
    • Brief bio of developer(s) or corporation and details of other development & app experience
    • Video Pitch (optional)
  • Participants must create (or have created) a working application that must run normally on an Epson Moverio BT200 Device.
  • The app must be submitted to the Epson Moverio App Market before the deadline on March 12th, 2015.
  • Applications must not have been distributed on Epson Moverio Apps Market before November 17th, 2014.
  • Applications must have English language support. (You are free to add versions in other languages.)
  • Applications must function as depicted in the video and/or expressed in the text description or other materials submitted on the Challenge Website.
  • Participants may submit more than one Entry, however, each Entry must be unique, as determined by the Prelaunch and/or ChallengePost.
  • Entries, including the Application, cannot violate the intellectual property rights, reputation, privacy or any other rights of “Prelaunch ” or a third party, have obscene or violent content or contain any other material that violates relevant laws or undermines public order and morality. 

 (4)  Round 3 Additional

  • For third round eligible participants, apps must be registered. Participants in round 3 must resubmit their application to the Epson Moverio Apps Market before the deadline on March 25th, 2015.

* Prelaunch reserves the right to cancel or modify the Challenge eligibility and/or requirements at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be posted on the Challenge Website.

How to enter

Round 1

  1. Walk through the Official Rules to confirm you meet all eligibility requirements.
  2. Register on Challengepost.com to access the submission form and start your draft.
  3. Visit the following Resource page and register to become an Epson Moverio developer and get access to the developer resources for Moverio.
  4. Provide a description of your app, proving it meets the requirements above and that it is deemed capable of execution in round 2.
  5. Create a short description of your proposed Moverio app and a team, organization or individual bio. Screen shots or design comps as well as a pitch video can optionally be submitted. Participants are encouraged to submit entry materials in English or include an English translation or subtitles.
  6. Fill out your submission form on ChallengePost including all required fields and submit!

Round 2:

  1. (Round 1 Winners and any New Applicants) Walk through the Official Rules to confirm you meet all eligibility requirements.
  2. (New Applicants) Register on Challengepost.com to access the submission form and start your draft.
  3. (New Applicants) Visit the following Resource page and register to become an Epson Moverio developer and get access to the developer resources for Moverio.
  4. Create a short description of your proposed Moverio app and bio about the individual or organization. Screen shots or design comps as well as a pitch video can optionally be submitted. Participants are encouraged to submit entry materials in English or include an English translation or subtitles.
  5. Submit your App before the submission end date to the Epson Moverio App Market.
  6. Fill out your submission form including all required fields and submit!

Round 3: GRAND PRIZE

  1. Only the (4) Round 2 winners will be invited to participate and complete their app submissions for the winning Grand Prize.
  2. Resubmit your app to the Epson Moverio Apps Market before the deadline date.
  3. Fill out your submission form including all required fields and submit!

Timing*

1.  First Round Submission Period: 9:00am PST USA, Nov 17th, 2014 - 5:00pm PST USA on January 16th, 2015.

2.  Judging Period (first round): January 16th, 2015 – January 23rd, 2015

      (8)  winners announced: on or about January 23rd, 2015.

3.  Second Round Submission Period: 10:00am PST USA, January 17th – 5:00pm PST USA, March 19th, 2015.

4.  Judging Period (second round): March 19th, 2015 April 1st, 2015.

      (4) Winners announced: on or about April 1st, 2015.

5.  Third Round Submission Period: 10:00am PST USA, April 2nd, 2015 – 5:00pm PST USA, April 13th, 2015

6.  Judging Period (third round): 5:00pm PST USA April 13th, 2015 to 5:00pm PST April 15th, 2015

      (2) Grand Prize Winners Announced: 5:00pm PST April 15th

*All timing is subject to change at “Prelaunch’s” sole discretion. In such an event, an announcement will be posted on the Challenge Website.

 **Those applicants with sensitive concepts or technology may request to submit their apps privately. Please message support@prelaunch.com with this request and a support agent will provide further information. 


 

Judges

Eric Mizufuka

Eric Mizufuka
Senior Manager Epson America Moverio

Sean McCraken

Sean McCraken
Expert Developer - Moverio Evangelist

Anna Jen

Anna Jen
Director of new ventures at Epson America

Judging Criteria

  • Uniqueness
  • Commercial Potential
  • Functionality
  • Usability
  • Design