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N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« on: September 01, 2016, 03:33:31 PM »
Since 2007 we have held an annual event that we call NANY (New Apps for the New Year), where we ask the coders who hang out on DonationCoder to create some new piece of free software and share it with the world on January 1st of the new year.

NANY is really the funnest thing we do on this site, and it's one of the few times we can all play together.  There are no winners or losers, it's simply a celebration of programming and creating new software and sharing it with the world.  You can target any operating system (desktop or mobile) or even make a web-based tool.  It can be a game, utility, large application, whatever.  DC takes makes no claim on your software, it's just an event to encourage you to share a creation with others.  Best of all, everyone who participates gets a free commemorative coffee mug.


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Browse previous year entries here: http://www.donationc.../index.php?board=323
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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2016, 03:34:09 PM »
I can't believe it's almost time for NANY 2017.. 4 months away..  Better start thinking up ideas :)

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2016, 03:35:53 PM »
This will be the 10th 11th NANY? Damn.
It would be nice if we could get an alternate mug design to offer this year.. Anyone up for it? 
Maybe we can offer t-shirts this time too, for those who are overflowing with mugs :)
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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2016, 01:19:56 AM »
It's that time already? :o

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2016, 05:03:54 AM »
And like every year, I am tied down with project works  >:(

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2016, 05:33:16 PM »
I think I need to make up for my lack of NANY fanfare last year.. Let's try to revive it a little this year -- perhaps with a nice alternative mug design and maybe some other "rewards".

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2016, 06:28:01 PM »
I think you've been used to someone stepping in to run with the ball.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2016, 03:43:38 AM »
It's that time already? :o

And that's what I just said in the chat just now!

(And I'm inching my way back to the boards!)

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2016, 12:56:08 AM »
I will be releasing at least one app and, hopefully, multiple apps.  BTW, I thought this was the eleventh NANY?   :huh:

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2016, 02:34:44 AM »
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BTW, I thought this was the eleventh NANY?

you are right. corrected.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2016, 04:29:13 PM »
I might or might not participate this year, depending on whether I can finally stop working on five projects at the same time.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2016, 05:39:26 PM »
Final Call for NANY 2017 Participants -- Deadline Jan 1st, 2017

The January 1 deadline for NANY 2017 participation is fast approaching!

We need help spreading the word about the event.  If you know a coder who might be interested in releasing a new freeware/donationware application by January 1st, or a forum or website where the announcement might reach coders, please help us spread the word!

The forum section for participants is here:

There are even a few beta entries up for those who like to test things early (including 4 or 5 android apps by me), with more on the way.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2016, 06:12:31 PM »
As an update, I have three full apps ready to go with a fourth in-development.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2016, 06:21:56 PM »
As an update, I have three full apps ready to go with a fourth in-development.

showoff  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2016, 07:09:07 PM »
showoff  ;D ;D ;D

Hahaha.  I prefer to call it inspiration for others.   :P

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2016, 01:18:07 AM »
Well, that might compensate a little for me not having enough time to participate this year :-[. Other chores and work have kept me too busy for the whole year to come up with something, and it's continuing to be busy for the next couple of months :huh:

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2016, 02:53:33 AM »
As an update, I have three full apps ready to go with a fourth in-development.
I envy you.

Well, that might compensate a little for me not having enough time to participate this year :-[. Other chores and work have kept me too busy for the whole year to come up with something, and it's continuing to be busy for the next couple of months :huh:
Same here.

Anybody made "PAUSE the Time" App ? I need one now  :)

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2016, 04:02:40 AM »
perhaps with a nice alternative mug design and maybe some other "rewards".
While I'm currently occupying a lot of my time writing a program in Autohotkey that's completely useless for anyone who doesn't use a particular piece of software at my workplace -- no NANY possibilities there although I'm hopeful that it'll be ready for release on the same timescale :) I got at least some of the way to making a new graphic for the legendary NANY mug a couple of years back -- is it too late to offer to update it?

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2016, 09:30:31 AM »
I decided to write an additional application just to meet the deadline for NANY while freezing my work on the other (more useful) application I actually intended to write. Turned out it was too complex. Maybe later in 2017. Anyway, expect me.  8)

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2016, 09:31:55 AM »
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making a new graphic for the legendary NANY mug a couple of years back -- is it too late to offer to update it?

It's definitely not too late -- in fact we would love new NANY mug designs from anyone who is willing to contribute one!
We can let people choose which design they want so the more the merrier!

The image size should be 1662x600.

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2016, 11:26:59 AM »
Okay... I think I still need to tweak this a bit -- there's at least one major error! -- but just to be going on with -- and any suggestions for less obvious modifications or changes will be welcome, naturally :)
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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2016, 11:34:34 AM »
Okay... I think I still need to tweak this a bit -- there's at least one major error! -- but just to be going on with -- and any suggestions for less obvious modifications or changes will be welcome, naturally :)
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me, I love the right-hand-side, but not the font used for the big 'NANY 2017' text -
any chance you could do a couple different versions with different fonts?

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2016, 11:50:17 AM »
me, I love the right-hand-side, but not the font used for the big 'NANY 2017' text -
any chance you could do a couple different versions with different fonts?

Sure. I was trying to do something decorative but not flamboyant (the fixed-pitch meme to represent coding has been done to death, I feel, but maybe that's just me!) and I pretty much grabbed the first thing I didn't hate, if memory serves. But I have hundreds if not thousands of fonts available and no particularly strong views. [Some, though. I'm not going to do it in Comic Sans. However much you plead.  ;)]

Just to help me choose things you might like better, what do you dislike about this one? (Berlin Sans, for what it's worth.)

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2016, 11:58:39 AM »
^ this all just personal taste, others will vary!

Just to help me choose things you might like better, what do you dislike about this one? (Berlin Sans, for what it's worth.)

I dont like the 'plasticky' feel of it, and I dont like the way the numbers are done in the font.
Afraid I'm not good at creative suggestions, just able to say what I dont like :-/

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Re: N.A.N.Y. 2017 Announcement
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2016, 12:00:14 PM »
For what it's worth, the main DonationCoder.com font is Arial Black.