Hackathon: Who wants free Windows Phones?[Last 5 days to Register]

Pluggd.in’s Appnomy Hackathon is closing in and so is the deadline to register for the event. Thanks to Microsoft, we are giving away a few free Windows Phones on and off the event.

We have two Prizes for Best Designed App and Best Idea App which is a Windows Phone, at the Hackathon event itself!

Off the event, MICROSOFT will give away Free Windows Phones for all developers who complete the ‘Port To Win‘ challenge. All you have to do is Port Two Apps and the developer gets a Windows Phone.

The contest is part of the iunlockjoy challenge. ‘I Unlock Joy’ program is your chance to become users’ favorite and get a brand new Windows Phone at the same time. Basically this is how the contest runs:

1. Register, build and submit one or more Windows Phone Apps on App Hub. If they get certified and published at the Windows Phone Marketplace by 31st March, 2012, you are entitled to receive a Windows Phone device to test your future apps.

2. If you submit two (2) new Windows Phone Apps – that you have ported from existing Android and/or iPhone apps – which get listed at the   Marketplace within the program period, then you qualify to receive a Windows Phone test device.

3. Even better, If you are a woman developer, and submit one (1) new Windows Phone app – based on entertainment, fashion, leisure, gaming, recreation or travel themes – which gets listed at the Marketplace within the program period, then you qualify to receive a Windows Phone test device.

You can download the Windows Phone SDK from here and get started. Also, this will give you a  great opportunity to showcase your apps on the Windows Phone App Hub through which you can monetize your Apps. Know more here (learn how two college students and a part-time developer grossed more than $40,000 by integrating ads into their apps, and how Microsoft Advertising drove a 71% higher ad yield than a competitor’s Windows Phone in-app ad solution.)

Need more help to get you started? Read this (App Hackathon: Tips To Get You Started [I haven’t worked on Windows Phone before, Can I join?])

Register for the Event and get to meet mentors from Microsoft, who’ll guide you right from planning the app to executing and monetizing it. Don’t miss the opportunity.


Event Details

  • Date: 24th and 25th March, 2012
  • Time: 9.00 AM to 8.00 PM
  • Venue: Kuliza Office, 11/3, Bomanhalli, Hosur Main Road, Opposite Oxford Engg. College, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560068

Only 5 days left to register for the event. You can register now @ http://event.ayojak.com/event/appnomy-hackathon

– For more details on the event check out the event page, Hackathon.

– For FAQs check out FAQs: App Hackathon [“I don’t have a team, what shall I do?”]

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