Contest Entry periodFriday, April 1, 2016 - Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Deadline for the Submission of Contest WorkWednesday, August 31, 2016
Award winners are announced here.The work submission deadline of this contest has passed.
Organizer: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Cosponsor: YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory
Special Cooperation: Institute of Infrastructure Application of Ubiquitous Computing, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, Graduate School, the University of Tokyo
Cooperation: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF EMERGING SCIENCE AND INNOVATION / DWANGO Co., Ltd.
Contest submissions are called for as follows.
New applications based on the IoT concept that link RICOH THETA with sensors, data available on the websites via networks
Gadgets and applications that work with RICOH THETA
Contest Entry period: Friday, April 1, 2016 - Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Deadline for the Submission of Contest Work: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Awards ceremony: Monday, November 7, 2016
Use the entry form and application form on the RICOH THETA x IoT Developers Contest website（http://contest.theta360.com) to register yourself as contestant and send applications. Entries made later than Wednesday, August 10 will not be eligible for sending gadgets or applications later.
Contest entry shall be performed as follows.
Contestant entry allows one to use the following.
Send the contest submission via the application form at the RICOH THETA x IoT Developers Contest website. Send the set of the following documents and material by the work submission deadline.
Send your gadget to the Contest secretariat. If an application does not exist (yet), please mention this at the time of entry submission. Gadget submission from Japan must be received by Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Gadget submission from abroad must be received by Wednesday, September 7, 2016.
(*) Regarding RICOH cloud API (beta version), please see the following URLfor its overview and specification: http://docs.ricohapi.com/
Cloud API allows the access to BaaS (Backend as a Service) (*1) for imaging devices. This helps developers to create solutions that use imaging devices including THETA efficiently and cost-effectively. The use of API to be made available to the public requires registration.
A special credential is sent to contestant who would like to use API in addition to the entry confirmation.
(*1) BaaS (Backend as a Service) is a type of cloud computing that provides app developers with shared functions such as authentication and management of users and devices, push notifications, and SNS linking through the Internet. App developers can incorporate these functions easily through the use of cloud API (Application Programming Interface) and SDK (Software Development Kit).
Applications (and gadgets if they come with an application) must operate on one of the following software platforms.
If there is a specified OS version on which the application runs, the application needs to run on the specified OS version and the newer ones as well. E.g.: Applications which operate on iOS 9 or later version are accepted. Applications which operate on iOS 7.1, but not on iOS 8, are not accepted.
|Mobile OS||Android 4.2 or later version
iOS 8 or later version
Windows Store application
Apple App Store application
|Web application||Operate with at least one of the following major browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari, etc. Check the operation of the latest version at the time of application, and submit the name and the version of the browser with which the operation was verified.|
|Other OS||The platform hardware needs to be something that is standard in the industry and easy to obtain such as PC, Apple Mac, and Raspberry Pi.
Windows 8 or later version
Mac OSX 10.10 or later version
Linux (clearly state the distribution used)
Submissions will be judged comprehensively in light of the following points.
Judging meeting will be held by the judges.
Professor of Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, Graduate School, the University of Tokyo (Chief Judge)
Principal Investigator (Science Communication), National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), Japan
CEO/Director, NAKED Inc.
Manager of Engineering and Communication Office, DWANGO Co., Ltd.
Chairman of Ricoh
Number of prizes: Nine plus the number of Honorable mentions, and the total prize amount will be five million JP YEN.
Awards ceremony will be held and the selection result will be announced on Monday, November 7, 2016 at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Tokyo, Japan). The details will be notified to the contact person of each applicant as soon as winners are selected.
Attn: Secretariat for RICOH THETA x IoT Developers Contest
YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory
Daiichi Seijitsu Bldg. 9F, 2-12-3, Nishi-Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 141-0031 Japan