Promotion video for OI Notepad OpenIntents
Status: Closed Time to complete: 504 hrs Mentors: Peli, Friedger Müffke, Randy McEoin, Manuel R. Ciosici Tags: Android

The task is to create a 30-60 second video to promote OI Notepad. The video shall enhance the experience for the OI Notepad Market description. You have all artistic freedom in creating the video. The video can be based on real life situations in which the application is used on a real Android device (e.g. scenes anywhere to add a quick note). The video can also be based on emulator screencasts. It can either showcase the great diversity of features, or tell a captivating story.

Your solution should be a link to your YouTube video. The video format should be high-resolution (1280x720, YouTube HD Video). All third party content used (images, background music, sound effects, ...) must be available by an open license without fees (freeware or creative commons license). The origin of contents must be mentioned in the description of the video and/or in the credits.

IMPORTANT: Before you start, get early in touch with OpenIntents developers to discuss your concept. Optionally you may send early drafts of your concept or previous video work. If you do not present your concept at an early stage, OpenIntents reserves the right not to accept your final video entry.

  • Difficulty: hard
  • Time limit: 21 days
  • Optional prerequisites: Download the Android SDK (instructions)
  • Requirements for completed entry:
    • IMPORTANT: Discuss your concept idea early with OpenIntents. OpenIntents reserves the right to refuse an entry if the concept has not been discussed previously.
    • Send a link to a 30-60 second YouTube video.
    • The video resolution must be high quality (1280x720, YouTube HD Video).
    • All screencasts must be based on the latest Android SDK emulator.
    • All media content used (images, music, sound effects) must be freely available (freeware or creative commons license).
    • All content used must be mentioned in the video description and/or in the credits.
Uploaded Work
File name/URL File size Date submitted n/a December 27 2011 04:04 UTC n/a December 29 2011 00:25 UTC
Billy on December 10 2011 14:30 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

aap on December 11 2011 01:23 UTC keep it up!

Looking forward to more of your great work. Again, we're eager to hear what you have in mind before you get into it too deeply.

aap on December 11 2011 01:23 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to Billy. You have 504 hours to complete this task, good luck!

Peli on December 11 2011 11:48 UTC Idea

I actually have an idea for OI Notepad:

A guy always forgets what he wants to say when sees this gorgeous girl, and only stutters. Two times they meet by accident, and the poor guy doesn't bring a word out.

The third time they meet, he recites a lovely poem and asks the girl out for a date, which to his surprise the girl gladly accepts.

The other guys who saw this come and ask: "how did you do this?"... "Oh, I... Notepad!!" :-)

Ok, I admit this is very cheesy, so feel free to come up with something better :-)


Billy on December 11 2011 19:24 UTC great idea!

great idea!

Billy on December 12 2011 11:33 UTC A few other things

Like the previous time, could you link to the HD versions of the logo? Additionally, are there any specific scenes that you would like us to include in your video idea?

Peli on December 13 2011 20:54 UTC Logo

You should find the graphics here:

Regarding the realization of the scenes you have all artistic freedom :-) (I liked your style so far!)


Billy on December 28 2011 02:27 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Peli on December 28 2011 09:20 UTC Nice nice

:-) You set a very cool mood with your video.

Unfortunately, the sound quality during the recital of the poem is not the best due to the wind.

Would the following work?

* Just have music and mute the voice for this part (for the scence before and after this scene the sound is fine. Just mute this part of the poem). Let the boy speak, but we only hear the music. (so we don't know exactly what he says, but we can guess).

* Cut this scene into 2 slices and show the hug in slow motion. Maybe fade out/in over black in between.


Peli on December 28 2011 09:20 UTC Task Needs More Work

One of the mentors has sent this task back for more work. Talk to the mentor(s) assigned to this task to satisfy the requirements needed to complete this task, submit your work again and mark the task as complete once you re-submit your work.

Billy on December 29 2011 00:26 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Peli on December 30 2011 19:13 UTC Nice

Very nice solution with the text - which is in direct relation to OI Notepad's functionality :-)

I uploaded your video here:

and at

It should also appear in Market shortly:

It was also posted at Google+: )

Let us know which video you want to work on next. If the task does not exist yet or is claimed by another student, we'll create an issue for it: not having such a cool promotion video is a critical defect for any app :-)


Peli on December 30 2011 19:13 UTC Task Closed

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