Here’s a quick little video that explains what the just-announced Race to Market challenge is all about:
If you’ve been thinking about developing for Windows Mobile, now’s the time! We’re now accepting submissions of applications for Windows Marketplace for Mobile, the on-phone store where people with Windows Mobile phones can buy and install mobile applications easily. Better still, we’re making it a contest – submit your Windows Mobile app between now and 11:59 p.m. on December 31st and you’ll automatically be entered in the Race to Market Challenge where you’ll have a chance to win one of 4 Surface tables (developer edition, of course) like the one pictured below with the dashing Developer Evangelist…
…along with a lot of online marketing and promotion for your application and a really cool trophy.
Winning applications will fall into one of these categories:
The Race to Market Challenge runs from now until December 31st, and the sooner you get started, the more likely you shot at one of the grand prized. For full details about the contest, visit mobilethisdeveloper.com.
Between now and the end of the contest, I’ll be posting articles on Windows Mobile development and the Race to Market Challenge. In the meantime, here are some tips that should help you get started.
Here’s a snippet from an earlier article of mine that shows you what you need in order to get started with Windows Mobile development. In order to build an application for Windows Mobile 6, you’ll need the following things:
Here are links to my earlier articles on Windows Mobile development:
I’ll be posting more soon, but these should help you get up and running in the meantime.
If you’ve got any questions or comments about Windows Mobile development or the Race to Market Challenge, feel free to drop me a line or leave a note in the comments!
You know, Apple did not do much to get the developers to write applications for iPhone, if I remember correctly, it was quite the opposite; the developer community was begging apple to open the iPhone API :)
And you may achieve this and more with Windows Mobile, the recipe for success is already out there, RIM and PALM are benefiting from it as well. “Remove the start menu, make the icons larger, improve the graphics and animation, introduce multi touch, improve the screen keyboard, and push the suppliers to use 3.5 inch screens”