about 8 years ago

Announcing the winners

The votes are in! Go to the gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the excellent submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop hacking. Use your portfolio to keep your project up to date and get feedback from fellow hackers.

over 8 years ago

Public voting is now open

The public voting period for Spiceworks Breakthrough App Challenge has begun. Browse the Submission Gallery and vote for your favorites!

If you’ve entered a submission, be sure to spread the word through your social networks.


The Spiceworks Breakthrough App Challenge team

over 8 years ago

…annnnnd, submissions are now closed!

Thanks to everyone who submitted apps to the Spiceworks App Challenge (we know what we’re doing this weekend!).

Stay tuned for info on voting, winners, and more. Have a great weekend! :-)

over 8 years ago

Today is THE day… to submit your app!

That’s right—today’s the FINAL DAY to submit your app to the Spiceworks App Challenge! We’ll be standing by to answer any final questions you might have—just ask us on the Discussions tab.

Yesterday we also posted some helpful submission tips. Here’s a handy link to those:


And remember, the deadline is 11pm US CT tonight. We’ll be up with our caffeinated beverages of choice, eager to see what you submit. :-)

over 8 years ago

Submit your app by tomorrow at 11pm US CT!

Only 37 more hours to submit your app to the Spiceworks App Challenge, so get those submissions in. We can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on!

Important reminder: Final submissions must be in no later than 11pm US CT on Friday, August 14th, 2015. Sorry – no exceptions!

Here are a few things to think about before you fill out the submission form:

  • Your app name: Good app names quickly describe what you do with the app. (An IT pro instantly gets what it does.)
  • Your tagline: The best taglines are descriptive of what the app does or…

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over 8 years ago

Submit your app – only a few days left!

Ready to submit your app? Here’s how:

  • Log in to Devpost. :-)
  • Click ‘Enter a submission’ in the right hand nav on the ‘Home’ or ‘Updates’ tab in the Spiceworks App Challenge.
  • +Add a new project.
  • Add your project name and continue to fill out the form.
  • Click ‘Save’ in the right nav.
  • Complete the second form for your Challenge submission (this is the stuff that’s coming to us!).
  • Click the green submit button at the bottom of the form.
  • That’s it!

Remember to tell people to vote for your app between August 24th and August 31st, 2015. Good luck!

over 8 years ago

Daily office hours – get your questions answered. :-)

We’re having (almost) daily office hours to answer your questions in the final days of the Spiceworks App Challenge (submission deadline is August 14th).

We’ll be available in #spiceworks-devpost on Freenode IRC.

For those of you not familiar with IRC, follow the steps below:

  1. Visit http://webchat.freenode.net/
  2. Choose a nickname
  3. Enter Channels: #spiceworks-devpost
  4. Enter the CAPTCHA
  5. Click Connect!

And here are the days and times we’ll be in the IRC over the next couple of weeks:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 9am-10am US CT

Tuesdays, Thursdays: 4pm-5pm US CT

This Saturday: 2pm-3pm US CT

If you can’t make any of those times, email

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over 8 years ago

It’s a great weekend for coding…

Hi everyone!

We only have 2 weeks until the App Challenge submission deadline (August 14th). Now’s the time to turn that app idea into reality. Here are some things you should do to make that happen.

  1. Download Spiceworks: Developer Edition. It needs to run in a Windows environment, but if you don’t have that, we can likely help. Just email us.
  2. Visit our site for developers (like you!) filled with tips on getting started, documentation, and more.
  3. Come to office hours with questions. For the next two weeks, we’ll have an open office hour almost daily.…

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over 8 years ago

Office hour next week - see you there!

Hi Everyone!

We know we've got quite a few non-US developers interested in participating in our App Challenge, so we're having an office hour on Tuesday, July 21st, at 10pm US CT. Sign up here and you can convert the time to your local time zone. :-)

We'll demo a previous winning app - as well as a few others. Plus, we want to hear what you're working on, answer any questions you have, and see if there's anything else we can do to help you out.

Sign up here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8093096441623537921

over 8 years ago

See a winning app in this week’s office hour!

On Thursday, 7/9, at 4pm US CT, we’re hosting an online office hour of sorts.

We’ll demo a winning app from a previous contest, so you can see exactly what the IT pros in Spiceworks are looking for – from devs like you. Plus, we’ll have some time to answer any questions you might have about developing apps, the Spiceworks platform, or the Spiceworks App Center.

Sign up now, here:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2290781167096806913

See you there! :-)

over 8 years ago

The Spiceworks App Challenge just got... spicier!

Good news! We've extended the Spiceworks App Challenge submission deadline to August 14th.    

So,  download the Spiceworks Developer Edition so you can get to working on your app. We're looking forward to seeing your submissions. :-)  

p.s. Have questions? We have loads of info on our site, or just ask us - we're here to help!

over 8 years ago

Open Hour with the Spiceworks App Center Team – Finding Great App Ideas

On Thursday, 6/18, at 4pm CT, we’re hosting another open hour with the Spiceworks App Center development and product teams.

To start we’ll be covering how and where to find inspiration for the next great Spiceworks app.  Spiceworks is a community of 6 million IT pros, and SpiceHeads are not shy about sharing what kinds of apps they’re looking for to help them do their job — we’ll help you find them.  We'll also show off the app that won the last Spiceworks App Center challenge.

Then, we’ll open it up to you to ask any questions you may have about developing apps,…

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over 8 years ago

Office Hours with the Spiceworks App Center development & product team

Sorry for the late notice.  On Wednesday, we are hosting our first (of many) office hours with the App Center development and product team.

For full details and to register, click here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2469066976698346241

We're hosting an hour long session with the App Center team to share an example app and answer your questions about the App Center, APIs, etc. If you have a question you need answered in order to build your app, this is a great opportunity to ask it directly to the team building the App Center. 


For the first 15 minutes, we will go over a simple sample…

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over 8 years ago

Welcome to the Spiceworks Breakthrough App Challenge

This is your chance to build the next breakthrough app on the world's largest IT platform and have your app reviewed by Spiceworks' founders and investors. Winning apps will take home $65K worth of cash prizes and trips to Spiceworks' annual users conference in Austin, and bask in recognition by the Spiceworks IT Community, home to 6 million IT pros worldwide.

First, a couple of things to help get you started:

  1. If you don't already have a Spiceworks account, make sure you sign up at developers.spiceworks.com.
  2. Download the Spiceworks Developer Edition.
  3. Check out the IT App Challenge group on…

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