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-Dave, September 2013
Update April 3rd, 2013 – The contest is now for BOTH Windows Store and Windows Phone 8 Apps!
I am pleased to announce that Microsoft and Philly.NET are hosting another Windows Store App contest! Since the launch of Windows 8 the Windows Store as given developers the opportunity to sell their apps while using the same skills and languages they are familiar with. Since its launch the number of apps in the Store has more than quadrupled and just two months after GA, has passed the 100 million app download mark. Now is the time to get your app into the Store!
Here are the details:
Prizes will be awarded as follows:
You can enter as many apps as you publish into the contest. All Windows Store and Windows Phone apps also count as entries for the Keep The Cash contest meaning everyone who publishes an app for the contest is also eligible to receive a gift card.