Thursday Jul 16, 2009

Developers create amazing applications with JavaFX!

Check out the amazing applications that were awarded top prizes in the JavaFX Coding Challenge!

First place and $25,000 dollars was awarded to Sten Anderson, a Software Engineer from Chicago, who created Music Explorer FX. Music Explorer FX is a visual tool for discovering new music. The user starts by choosing their favorite artist and embarks on a musical journey, based on recommendations from the application. Up to six recommendations are given for each artist, so no two journeys will be the same. The application gives the user access to music, images, and links to videos, Twitter feeds, reviews, news, and blogs.

Second place and $10,000 dollars was awarded to Naoaki Suganuma, an Engineer from Japan, who created Lifescope. Lifescope is an interactive RIA that allows one to view information the user has recorded and input into the application. Lifescope supports data such as photos, events, and maps. Lifescope can be explored in a variety of ways to include via the main life map view, a winding road that allows the user to easily sort through years; as a detailed event view which describes individual recorded events, displays photos, maps, and the names of friends involved in various events; as a map of how all the user's friends are interconnected; and as a slide show of all the photos throughout the program.

Third place and $5,000 cash was awarded to Evgeni Sergeev, a student at the University of Western Australia, and the developer of ShiningEtherFX. ShiningEtherFX is a tool for quickly designing attractive backgrounds for slides, web page headers, and brochures. The application paints on multiple layers, each of which has a path curve and a profile. The layer is rendered by moving the profile along the path, and multiple layers are superimposed to create the final image. The complete rendered image can then be copied onto the user's clipboard.

Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to all of the developers who submitted their JavaFX applications.

To get the details on the student winners of the JavaFX Coding Challenge go to Student Views and Reviews.

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