Wow, amazing, this challenge is now closed, 50 devs completed the challenge in just over a month, congratulations all!! Cheers Dave
Happy New Year, hope you had a chance to relax over the holiday period and looking forward to a year of new opportunities.
Firstly, I’d like thank those who entered the Australian Windows Phone Developer Community Download Challenge, and to congratulate the 9 lucky winners who have now received their Nokia Lumia 800.
The overall winner was Sebastian’s “Fierce Game Hunting”, with over 28000 downloads in just over a month, well done Sebastian and a wonderful way to finish 2011. Be sure to check out his developer blog at http://dsebj.evolvingsoftware.com/ and you can follow him at www.twitter.com/DSebJ.
Secondly, Microsoft and Nokia are delighted to announce a new challenge, wait for it, drum roll please!!
Publish 3 new apps to receive a Nokia Lumia 710 or 4 new apps to receive a Nokia Lumia 800
Yes that’s right, publish apps on to the Windows Phone Marketplace and be a winner, but first be sure to read this summary of Terms and Conditions for Apps for Nokia Phone Challenge #20120101 (Full Terms and Conditions can be found here).
How to Claim your Nokia Lumia 710 or Nokia Lumia 800
When you’ve successfully published the new apps as per the Terms and Conditions then email email@example.com, subject “Windows Phone Apps for a Nokia Phone Challenge #20120101” and include the deep links to the 3 apps for the Nokia Lumia 710 or the 4 apps for the Nokia Lumia 800.
Stuff to help you succeed
If you are an Australian based developer or designer, then please register at http://wp.livews.net to request
While you are at http://wp.livews.net take a moment and head to “Connect” and connect with other Australian Windows Phone Developers and Designers.
Optional, but appreciated to help with planning, from http://wp.livews.net/Pages/Events.aspx please register your interest to participate in the “Publish 3 new apps and win a Nokia Lumia 710 or 4 new apps and win a Nokia Lumia 800 Challenge” event.
Refer a Developer Buddy
If you have a developer or designer buddy you think would be interested in Windows Phone development then please refer them to http://wp.livews.net and pass on the details of this challenge.
General Tips for Entering this Challenge
For information on getting started building Windows Phone apps, support, training, blogs and more then head to http://wp.livews.net/pages/Resources.aspx