Lifehacker And Microsoft Developer Challenge: Publish Your App, Win Big!

OK developers, this is big. Lifehacker has teamed up with Microsoft to help and encourage you to publish your Windows 8, Windows Phone or Windows Azure app on the Windows Store. Whatever your idea may be, Microsoft has the tools to help. And with over $13,000 in prizes up for grabs (including six HP ENVY X2 convertibles and a major prize trip to TechEd Australia 2013 on the Gold Coast), there has never been a better time to finally work on that new idea, or port your existing app over from Android or iOS.

How are your developer chops?

We have plenty of rounds and prizes to go — there has never been a better time to finally work on that new tablet or phone app idea, or port your existing app over from Android or iOS. So long as it's the first time the submitted app has been published to Windows Store.

Get started at Lifehacker's registration page!


Comments

    Some information regarding how many entrants you currently have would be good as to be able to weigh the risks of such a time investment vs the gross probability of winning.

    Your links to the MS Developer sites are broken, presumably thanks to your software automatically prepending a www. before the subdomains.

    Anyone trying to visit the sites in question receiving an error, just remove the www. from the beginning of the url and you should be good to go. :-)

    If I sign up, can Microsoft send me a device to test on?

    Do the apps really need to be submitted between the individual round start and end dates (or is it between overall competition start + end dates). For example sports round in May - who would submit a sports app 3+ months into all the sports seasons (this applies for both AU and international summer sports).
    I love you're running this comp (and that it's on quality not quantity) - but getting developers to spend time on things that may be commercially unviable seems like a strange proposition - would have liked it to encourage projects that have success beyond this comp (as this is what devs really need).

      Hi Niall, Appreciate what you're saying. Sticking with the themes is helpful but not compulsory -- if you've got a solid idea, it can get submitted in any round (right at the start or the end).

      Hi Niall, Appreciate what you're saying. Sticking with the themes is helpful but not compulsory -- if you've got a solid idea, it can get submitted in any round (right at the start or the end).

    Ping! on Channel9 shoutout https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/PingShow/Ping-173-IllumiShare-Worldwide-Telescope-Play-to-Earn-on-Xbox-Developer-Challenge-to-Down-Under
    put the wrong link, but I've updated it in their comments section.

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