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Entered DevPost Contest for Multi-Modal

Feb 5, 2019 3:54 PM
by Lincoln Cole

The certification period has begun for the DevPost contest and has just been extended out. The extension until March 7th doesn't actually effect me since my skills are certified and ready to go, but it will help a lot of the people who aren't finished or need to finalize their skills.

I think they underestimated just how much there would need to be for this competition in regards to time and effort. Checking that many skills that are being certified must be a nightmare, and I have another skill that has been waiting for certification for weeks already that isn't in the contest. Literally the only change I need to have made is to go from one URL to another in the backend (I accidentally certified it with my QA link) but it's still taking forever.


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Party Trivia

Party Trivia is entered in the contest with a new update focused around the contest game. Amazon won't allow contests if the skill has any purchasable items at all, so even though the game itself doesn't use purchased items to gain an advantage they will still limit what it can do.


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Silver Linings

A simple weather app that just gives details. It can give a lot more than Amazon gives in basic weather lookups, including premium features for more complex and interesting lookups. I've been steadily making improvements to it, so here's hoping it has a little bit of luck.


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Animal Sounds

This one already won a contest previously, so here's hoping it can continue it's streak! I made a lot of pretty big improvements in addition to adding in the multi-modal capabilities, including an entire choose your own adventure game where kids can create their own path through the world! I intend to keep adding adventures and making it better, so here's hoping it can get some traction in the contest as well!


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Recipe Magic

This one wasn't an update, but rather a completely new skill. I built it from scratch and included a lot of really cool features for looking up recipes and going through their steps. It has guided instructions, clear images, and a lot of really nifty features like full caloric and nutrient information. It also includes some features like the ability to email yourself the recipe, text yourself the recipe, and add recipe information to a list.


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The Dark Citadel

This one isn't in the contest, but it's one of my favorites and has been pretty much the absorbing skill of my life for the last few weeks. I've been overhauling the entire system and rebuilding it from scratch, and now it includes a new combat system, checks system, stats/skills/weapons/armor, and a lot of other new features that will make it a lot more fun to play!

This skill is for anyone who likes choose your own adventure stories. I also wrote about four times as much content for it from what is out there now, so the entire story will both be longer and have a lot of replay ability. Just like with Party Trivia it has its own leaderboard for users to check out.


That's all for now! Thanks for reading!



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