Did Santa leave a Nokia 920 under the tree for you? Or maybe the 8 days of Hanukkah left you with a nifty Surface with Windows RT? Without a doubt these devices are a treat to use, but it’s the apps that make them come alive, and now’s a great chance to be part of the user experience that will reach millions of consumers (and perhaps win yourself an Xbox or even a tour of Microsoft Studios to boot!).
As a developer (or designer) your journey to the Windows 8 or Windows Phone Store should start with Generation App, a free, self-paced, 30-day program that provides training links, design guidance, and the ability to get one-on-one consultations from a Windows 8 engineer and designer.
If you’re a developer (and an 18-year old or older resident of the 50 United States or District of Columbia) and you get an app published between December 20, 2012 and February 28, 2013, you’ll also get
To enter, your first step is building your Windows 8 or Windows Phone application, which is where Generation App comes in. When your app gets accepted to the Windows 8 or Windows Phone Store (between now and February 28, 2013), you can then enter the Ultimate Experience providing the application URL for each application you submit within the promotion timeframe.