The Apps

Does the language used in my App have to be English?

No, you are free to use any language used by a community of residents or workers within the Portland area. However, it would be very helpful if you could provide a translation with your entry though for judging.

Can I use materials in my app that are protected by copyright or trademark?

No. All code must be released as Open Source and all design materials must be in the Creative Commons or similar licensing. Submissions will likely be audited for compliance to this condition.

Does my code have to be well-formed?

No, no and no. We’re all for standards and clean code, but this is a special case. Aside from the open source mandate, your entry can be sloppy. The beauty of open sources is that truly innovative and creative apps will very likely generate a community of developers on their own. It just needs to work well enough to demonstrate the proof of concept and persuade the community to get involved. We are after creative and new ways to present information.

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