Design a User Interface for MINIX NEO Devices and Win up to $5,000

MINIX, the company that designs and manufacture Android media player such as the MINIX NEO X7, has just launched the MINIX Developer Challenge, and offers prizes up to $5,000 to the best user interfaces for their Android TV Boxes.

In order to participate, you’ll have to design a user interface that works on all the following Android devices: NEO X7, NEO X7mini, NEO X5, NEO X5mini, and NEO G4.
The U.I designs will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Ease of Navigation (using only the simple MINIX I.R remote)
  • Functionality / ‘User Friendliness’
  • Aesthetics / Appearance
  • Degree of Innovation / Creativity

There will be three winners with cash prizes. The winner will get $5,000, the second $3,000, and the third $1,000.

Here’s the timeline of the competition:

  • December 13th – Competition opens
  • February 9th (11:59pm GMT) – Deadline for submissions
  • February 14th – Five Finalists announced & MINIX Forum voting opens
  • February 28th – MINIX Forum voting closes
  • March 3rd – Winners announced

You can even win if you’re not a developer, as voters will be entered into a prize draw to win one of five MINIX NEO X7 Boxes given away.

The company also claims that you can download all necessary resources on MINIX forums, but I could not find any useful resources related to UI development there. I’d imagine the user interface would just be a standard Android launcher.

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6 Replies to “Design a User Interface for MINIX NEO Devices and Win up to $5,000”

  1. Why minix want a user interface controllable with the little ir remote if with this you can’t cintrol all multitouch apps and games of Android ?

  2. so you have to buy all of NEO X7, NEO X7mini, NEO X5, NEO X5mini, and NEO G4. to test that your newly designed user interface will qualify!?
    no not me sorry.:)

  3. @required
    I’m not exactly sure what they expect, but if it is an Android launcher, and it works on one device, it should work on other as well, as they have the same resolution. I guess the important part is that it’s usable with their IR remote.

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