To be a Windows Phone 7 rock star, you could use your favourite rock and roll instrument to promote it like I did…
…or, if you’re a student, you can build a Windows Phone 7 application and submit it as an entry for Imagine Cup 2010. They’ve just announced a new award – the Rockstar award – for winning apps written for Windows Phone 7, using either Silverlight or XNA.
The app needs to be designed with the “consumer” in mind and should be both useful and visually compelling. You’ll need to be able demonstrate your app entry up and running, either in the emulator (which comes with the Windows Phone development tools) or on an actual Windows Phone 7 device. Windows Phone 7 is a completely new phone operating system, which means that it’s a golden opportunity for you to become one of its first developers.
According to the competition site, applications submitted will be judged based on:
Go to the Windows Phone 7 Series page, where you can get:
Check out the Windows Phone 7 Rockstar Award page on the Imagine Cup site.
[This article also appears in Global Nerdy.]