Modern UI Elements

With the official launch of Windows 8 on October 26'th, things in the developer world are heating up. Microsoft has been furiously getting quality apps onto the Windows Store via their App Excellence program, and devs have been touching up their XAML skills. And why wouldn't they be? With a potential market this big, any developer would be silly to not be planning to get something onto the store at some stage.

To make app creation easier, there are many companies that develop extra tool sets and control suites. One of those companies is Mindscape, who have just released the beta of their fittingly named, Metro Elements pack. Metro Elements will go on sale for $799 at the time of release, but for a limited time they are running a promotion which let's you buy it for as little as $1. The price starts at $1 and for every purchase, it goes up by $1. Currently it sits at $61 - so you better hurry.

What do you get with a license?

  • Commercial beta access until release
  • 12 Months of updates from release date
  • The best deal you've ever received on visual controls!
  • 17 high performance charts
  • More than 20 UI controls designed from the ground up for Windows 8 development  including color pickers, sliders, coverflow, virtualzed lists and much more

If you don't have $61 (or $799 for that matter), then we've got great news! With the help of Mindscape, we have 10 licenses to give away to you, our awesome readers.

All you need to do is answer the following question in the comments below to enter:

"If you could develop any app or game for Windows Phone or Windows 8, what would it be?

We'll give everyone until Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 7:00pm EST to enter and draw the ten winners at random.  Good luck everyone!

Source: Mindscape