new CloudApp(), a US based developer challenge, was launched today.  Its focus is to promote applications running on the Azure Services Platform.  This contest will have three categories of winners for applications running on the Azure Services Platform:

  • best .NET application,
  • top PHP application, and,
  • community winner

The winning submissions will:

  • Be featured on www.azure.com as well as at major Microsoft events
  • Be featured in a video interview on Channel 9 with the application author
  • Winners will be announced at Structure 09
  • Receive cash ($):
    • .NET Applications Category winner: $5,000 Visa gift card
    • PHP Applications Category winner: $5,000 Visa gift card
    • Community winner: $2,500 Visa gift card

Read the full article on John Stame’s blog at http://jcstame.wordpress.com/2009/05/05/new-cloudapp-the-azure-challenge/ 

And on Raj Ramabadran’s blog at http://rajramabadran.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/the-azure-developer-challenge/