Starting January 31, Microsoft's Windows Phone 30 to Launch challenge will see developers building creative and beautiful apps in just 30 days. Four winners of the competition will receive an awesome entertainment package prize sporting a 3D HDTV and Kinect.
Unfortunately, before you get all excited and prepare your best app ideas, this competition is open for U.S. residents only. The challenge will begin on January 31st when the official rules will be published. Head on over to the 30 to Launch website to sign up and be sure to check out app development events.
Source: 30 to Launch
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Would it be too hard to make it in other markets as well? Use the US competition to measure the interest and if the prize package is too expensive and too irresponsible in other countries choose something else that would be suitable and equally appealing. Maybe it is a good thing this time around that I won't receive my self study kit for creating WP apps until very late March?
Some subsidiaries have money for these sort of programs, others aren't. They do what they can with the funds they have, but they will never be as awesome as the US competitions. I do appreciate WPCentral making it clear in the article that it is US-only; at least we can get mad before getting our hopes up ;)
I think this is very good opportunity for wp. to be in the challenge with other OS
Hope this will be made by MS Italy too, we are the second country as number of published apps, very close to us ;)
Yeah, it would be great if this competition were opened up to developers in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean region, too.
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