Monday, February 6, 2012

Windows App Challenge an initiative by Microsoft and

Hi guys, today I would like to introduce you to a new contest named Windows App Challenge contest where you need to create Windows Phone Apps and submit your Apps in the Windows Market and get an assured Windows Phone for yourself. The contest has 3 categories :- 1. Submit 2 Win -Build 3 Windows Phone Apps and submit your App in the Windows Market, 2. Port 2 Win -2 Windows Phone Apps ported from different applications such as(Android or Iphone), 3. Women's Special -If you are a Female Developer you can develop 1 Windows App and submit in Windows Market. Contest period is 03 January 2012-29 February 2012. Here is the page link :-
Here are the steps you need to follow in order to participate in this contest and to be eligible for the prize :-

6 Simple Steps :
  1. Register for the contest from the link above (remember to use the same account details when you publish your app in the Windows Phone Marketplace, to be eligible for prizes)
  2. Register on AppHub. When prompted make sure you register as a company or Individual and pay a Developer Sign Up Fee* of $99
  3. Download Windows Phone SDKs and other tools
  4. Build 3 Windows Phone Applications
  5. Get the Apps certified and submit them on the Windows Phone Marketplace
  6. Notify Thinkdigit by sending a mail to with details of the Windows App(s) – App Names and URLs that you submitted as part of this contest.

Here are the prize details of this contest :-
Prizes :
  • All developers who submit 3 valid Apps will get one Windows Mobile each
  • Microsoft will reimburse the Developer Sign Up Fee in the form of Rs. 5,000 worth of gift vouchers to all successful developers who submit 3 Apps.*
  • The developer who submits the maximum number of Apps in the months of January and February also stands a chance to get featured in the April Issue of Digit Magazine and the Digit website (*
  • Every participant who submits 6 valid apps would also be given a six-months subscription to Digit worth Rs. 1000/-*
  • Every developer who submits 6 valid Apps also stands a chance to win an exciting windows phone accessory.*
* Exclusive for members participating through Thinkdigit Windows App Challenge

Remember the following Terms and Conditions before participating :-

Terms and Conditions :
* Microsoft has instituted a Developer Sign Up Fee which is a payment of $99 required just before you publish the App. It is intended to create better safeguards against fraudulent extensions in the gallery and limit the activity of malicious developer accounts.
The Contest is open only to Indian citizens, residing in India, aged 18 years or above.
Click here for detailed terms & conditions of the Windows App Challenge


So if you are a developer having the Windows Phone Apps development skills then use this opportunity to show your skills to the world and in return own a brand new Windows Phone.

Girish Iyer