Windows Phone’s Next App Star Contest

Microsoft has launched a new contest with a very special top prize – featured placement of the winner’s app in a Windows Phone Primetime TV ad which will be broadcast in the U.S. There are many other prizes such as Nokia Lumia 920 phones and Dev Center subscriptions.

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Participation is easy and the contest is open to developers worldwide. Just visit the Windows Phone Dev Centre to opt-in to the contest and then publish a new app by March 5th. All apps submitted will then be judged based on an equal rating of user ratings and app quality, including the implementation of new Windows Phone 8 features, such as the new Tile templates.

This judging will narrow the field to 64 finalists and these will participate in a head-to-head competition, in which public voting will narrow the field to 32, then 16, 8, 4, 2 and finally the Grand Prize Winner. The 64 finalists will win prizes such as Nokia Lumia 920 phones and Dev Center subscriptions.

The last app standing will be announced the ‘Windows Phone Next App Star’ and will be featured in the Primetime TV ad!

So what are you waiting for? Visit the Windows Phone Dev Center now and opt-in to the contest, then get your app published by March 5th to submit your entry. Good Luck!

For more details, read the original announcement on the Windows Phone Developer Blog.

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