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Show us that you’re a game changer and collect points every step of the way of your app building journey to redeem rewards like a brand new Lenovo Tablet 2. Create the next app phenomenon by building your original and unique Windows Store and/or Windows Phone app – and get recognised and rewarded for your hard work. Further, get bonus rewards for migrating your Windows Phone app to Windows Store and vice versa or incorporating one or more Windows Azure Services.
The official website is not yet live but we don't want you to miss out on this fantastic opportunity to get rewarded, so you an claim points for all new apps published from Monday 4th Feb 2013 once the website is live.
4 Simple Steps to Start Earning Points for your Awesome Apps:
Build & publish an app between Monday 4th Feb 2013 and Tuesday 30th Apr 2013 to be eligible for points you can redeem for rewards. Here are the different ways you can earn points:
Points for Apps
Publish a New Windows Store App
Publish a New Windows Phone App
Your Windows Store or Phone App incorporates one or more Windows Azure Services
+ 25 Points
Your app Windows Store app is migrated from Windows Phone or Windows Phone app is migrated from Windows Store
For example, if you have built and published a Windows Store app which was ported from an existing Windows Phone app and is hosted on Windows Azure, you will be eligible for up to 100 points for that app.
Windows Store App = 50 Points
+ Hosted on Windows Azure = 25 Bonus Points
+ Ported from Windows Phone = 25 Bonus Points
Total = 100 Points
To recognise your hard work, the more apps you publish, the more points you receive. The more points you get, the moreexciting rewards you can claim. Here’s a brief selection:
Publish 1 Windows Phone App
Publish 1 Windows Store App
Publish 5 Windows Store apps + Windows Azure Services + Migrated from WP
Publish 10 Windows Store apps + Windows Azure Services + Migrated from WP
Get a XBOX360 Wireless Headset
Get a XBOX360 12 Months Gold Subscription
Get a Lenovo Tablet 2
Get a Two Night Deluxe Paris Cuisine Break for 2
In addition to the fantastic selection of rewards and experiences you can redeem using your points, we’re also offeringsome bonus rewards to give your journey to publishing great apps that extra boost.
For Windows Store Apps Builders
For Windows Phone Apps Builders
Receive one of the latest XBOX360 titles if you are one of the first 50 app builders who accumulate 150 points from publishing Windows Store Apps.
Receive a Nokia Lumia 620 Windows Phone 8 Handset if you are one of the first 20 App Builders who accumulate 100 points from Windows Phone Apps published (~windows phone apps)
Receive a copy Visual Studio 2012 Professional (with MSDN Subscription) if you are one of the first 5 app builders who accumulate 400 points from publishing Windows Store Apps.
Receive a Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 Developer Handset if you are one of the first 10 App Builders who accumulate 200 points for publishing Windows Phone apps (~8 Windows Phone apps)
The UK App Builder Rewards Programme finishes on the 30th April so get your thinking caps on and we look forward to rewarding your awesome apps very soon.
UK App Builder Rewards Programme 2013
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to participate in the UK App Builder Reward Programme?
What is the timeframe of the UK App Builder Reward Programme?
What apps are eligible for the UK App Builder Reward Programme?
Any App you submit must: (i) be new (as of Monday 4th Feb 2013) and not an existing, updated App; (ii) comply with all of the policies and procedures specified on Windows Phone Store and Windows Store in relation to App submission and certification; and (iii) meet the following objective requirements:
How do I earn the additional bonus point by incorporating Windows Azure Services?
To validate that you are using one of the Windows Azure Services, please provide your Windows Azure Subscription ID and Live ID so this can be verified when you are claiming your apps for points.
How do I claim my points?
What happens to the points that I don’t use?
How do I ensure the points I claim are updated on the UK App Builder Reward Programme?
When will I receive my points once I have claimed them on the website?
What is the maximum number of points I can earn?
General Points for Apps
Publish a Windows Store App
Maximum of 60,000 points available across the whole rewards programme
Publish a Windows Phone App
Maximum of 12,500 points available across the whole rewards programme
Your Windows Store or Phone App incorporate one or more Windows Azure Services
Maximum of 25,000 bonus points available across the whole rewards programme
Your app Windows Store app is ported from Windows Phone or Windows Phone app is ported from Windows Store
Maximum of 12,500 bonus points available across the whole rewards programme for WP>W8
Maximum of 6,250 bonus points available across the whole rewards programme for W8>WP
When will I receive my reward once I have redeemed my points?
What if I am a Windows Store or Windows Phone developer residing outside of the UK?
Is there a discussion forum I can join?
I have more questions, who can I ask?