30ToLaunch

With all the buzz around Windows Phone lately there has never been a better time to write an app.  Microsoft is offering a new contest to help you get started. This includes training and some great prizes.

Details via the website here..

With great devices hitting the market and the broadly acclaimed user interface based on Metro design principles, Windows Phone is setting the new cool for mobile computing. Take advantage of the excitement and create a cutting edge application - fast. Really fast. 30 days fast.

· Starting Jan 31, you will have access to a weekly schedule with useful videos and guidance from experts to keep you on track.

· In Week 2, you have a chance to request a token* to register for App Hub if you do not already have an account.

· In Week 3, you could get a Nokia Lumia 800* to test your app (And the phone will be yours to keep!)

And, there’s a pretty sweet prize for 4 winners* - a state-of-the-art entertainment package complete with a 3D TV and the ultimate gaming experience with Xbox Kinect.

Are you in? Sign up today at www.30tolaunch.com to join the challenge.

*Challenge and associated offer is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia who are hobbyists, professionals, or developers in the field of software technology 18+. Additional Terms and Conditions apply. For more information see official rules