quicktype news vol. 2


quicktype has made awesome progress in the last couple of months. Here's a recap of everything new, including some video demos and tutorials. We’re also launching a quicktype contest with up to $800 in prizes!

New developments

Read this blog post for more details on the ability to quicktype a directory–it will completely change the way you use quicktype. Here's a quick demo:

Seeking contributors for new languages

Are you the intrepid programmer who will be the first to contribute a new target language? We’d love to add support for Rust, Scala, Python, Kotlin, Ruby, JavaScript, or even Objective-C if anyone is curious enough to implement one of those. Please join us on Slack if you’re up for the challenge and we'll guide you.

We’re having a contest

We want to learn how people use quicktype, so we’re having a contest to see who can write the best blog post or make the best screencast showing it off. Explain how you use quicktype in your own projects, or demo an interesting use for quicktype that we haven't thought of yet. The best submissions will win one of the following:

  • Best Blog: $100 gift certificate or $200 donated to charity in your name.
  • Best Screencast: $150 gift certificate or $300 donated to charity in your name.
  • Super Bonus: Double your reward if your blog or screencast features a new target language that you implemented yourself!

To enter the contest, simply publish a blog or screencast about quicktype and tweet it to @quicktypeio before January 1, 2018. We’ll judge submissions on clarity, creativity, and technical merit.