Nice and user-friendly application, which leverages Codeforces API to bring more competitive programming to Android devices. Codeforces Watcher allows:
1. Watch for activity of any Codeforces user.
2. Sort users by rating and last participation date.
3. Shortlist upcoming Codeforces contests.
4. Recent Actions.
5. Problems are coming soon...
This is an open-source project (Codeforces Watcher on GitHub
) developed and supported by xorum.io
. Development: Bohdan Evtushenko. Mentorship: Yevhenii Kanivets.
General informationCopied from official Codeforces website: codeforces.com.
What is Codeforces? What kind of a site/resource is it?Codeforces
is a project joining people interested in and taking part in programming contests. On one hand, Codeforces
is a social network dedicated to programming and programming contests. On the other hand, it is a platform where contests are held regularly, the participant's skills are reflected by their rating and the former contests can be used to prepare. Codeforces
constantly develops and we plan to improve the platform to give the participants the opportunity to organize their own contests, filling the project with learning content, developing Codeforces
as a training and learning platform.
What should I do to participate in contests? Is preliminary registration required?
Contests are regularly held on Codeforces
. Participating in them is free and open to everybody. Every month we organize approximately six contests. To participate, you have to be registered on the site (if you have an OpenID or a Gmail account, then you won't even have to memorize the password) and register for the oncoming contest.
Make sure that you are present in the list of the users, registered for the contest, before the registration ends. Usually, if you can't take part in the contest officially (e.g. if it's the contest for the second division and you are in the first one), then you can register for the contest to participate out of competition.
What are the rules of the contests?
They are usually held according to the original Codeforces
rules. If it is specially stated, then the International Collegiate Programming Contest rules ACM-ICPC or some other modifications can be used.
In brief, on the contests held by Codeforces
rules you write solutions to the problems that are tested during the contest on a very small number of tests. Those who have passed that set of solution tests, their authors can block (refuse to resend the solutions of this task in future even if they find a mistake). Such authors receive the opportunity to look through the sources of other contestants, look for mistakes there and suggest the tests on which these solutions do not work. Thus, you can hack somebody else's solution and earn points through it.
After the contest all the solutions that have passed the pretests and haven't been hacked are tested on the final set of tests. The value of a task decreases during the contest (the faster you solve the problem, the more points you receive), unsuccessful hacks take off the points and the successful ones add them.