Develop Apps to Win Free Windows Phone From Microsoft

By Sidharth | Cell Phones

After the success of ‘I unlock Joy’ campaign last year where Microsoft gave away free windows phone 7 to app developers, here’s the launch of the ‘Phase II’ of the campaign.

Microsoft’s I unlock Joy is an Application Development and Submission Program, where Microsoft provides app developers, technology professionals & enthusiasts and students an opportunity to develop applications and showcase creativity. The key focus here is to build quality apps. If you can create and publish apps on the Windows Phone Marketplace, then you stand a good chance to win a free Windows Phone.

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Developer competitive categories

Categories Benefits
Top Quality Application Category Participants, who have got their Windows Phone applications certified in Windows Phone Dev Center and published to the Windows Phone Marketplace within the Program Period, these apps can be nominated under the Top 50Category.Microsoft will select a top application based on various parameters. The selected Participant will be given a brand new Windows Phone.
Early Bird Category First 100 ParticipantsThe First 100 Participants submitting at least Three new Windows Phone applications that get certified in Windows Phone Dev Center and published to the Windows Phone Marketplace within the ‘Program Period,’ will be given a Windows Phone to participants, for testing future Windows Phone applications that they plan to develop.

Next 100 Participants

The next 100 Participants submitting at least Three new Windows Phone applications that get certified in Windows Phone Dev Center and are published to the Windows Phone Marketplace within the ‘Program Period,’ will be awarded with Reward Voucher of INR 5,000 by Microsoft.

Next 50 Participants

The next 50 Participants who submit a minimum of Three new Windows Phone applications that get certified in Windows Phone Dev Center and are published to the Windows Phone Marketplace within the Program Period, will get a complimentary pass to Microsoft TechEd, Microsoft India’s Biggest Technical Education Learning Event.

Student competitive categories

Categories Benefits
Top Quality Application Category Participant whose Windows Phone applications has got certified in Windows Phone Dev Center and published to the Windows Phone Marketplace within the Program Period can nominate their application under the Top 50 Category.Microsoft will select a top application based on various parameters. The selected Participant will be given a brand new Windows Phone.
Early Bird Category First 100 ParticipantsThe First 100 Participants who submit a minimum of four new Windows Phone applications that get certified in Windows Phone Dev Center and are published to the Windows Phone Marketplace within the Program Period provided with a brand new Windows Phone.

Next  25 Participants

The next  25 Participants who submit a minimum of Four new Windows Phone applications that get certified in Windows Phone Dev Center and are published to the Windows Phone Marketplace within the Program Period, to them Microsoft will provide a complimentary pass to TechEd, Microsoft India’s Biggest Technical Education Learning Event.

E- Certificate Microsoft will provide an E- Certificate to all the participants who submit at least 1 new Windows Phone applications that get certified in Windows Phone Dev Center and are published to the Windows Phone Marketplace within the Program Period (i.e. from 8th August, 2012 to 31st October, 2012).

How to Apply:

Developers need to build one or more applications using Dev Tools and submit on Windows Phone Dev Center. If your apps get certified and published on the Windows Phone Marketplace during the contest period, then you can claim goodies like a brand new Windows Phone, complimentary passes to Microsoft TechEd and an e- certificate of acknowledgment from Microsoft.

‘I unlock Joy’ programme for developers will commence from August 9, 2012 and will continue till October 31, 2012.

About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!

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