Round 1 Winners! Lifehacker And Microsoft’s Developer Challenge

Round 1 Winners! Lifehacker And Microsoft’s Developer Challenge

Now things are getting interesting! Register in our comp, publish your app to the Windows Store and you could share in over $13,000 in prizes, including a trip to TechEd Australia 2013 on the Gold Coast to present your app for fame and fortune. And the round 1 winner (and runner-up) are…

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!

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Round 1 Winner: Sort It

Lucas Moffitt’s Sort It allows you to map processes, recipes, instructions and cycles into complex list items that require students to correctly arrange and complete. Sort It is part of the Teacher Collection and a Teacher Collection account is required to access your list items remotely, issue delivery list items and receive push notifications. [Free; Download from the Windows Store] [clear] Our judges felt Sort It hit the education theme right between the eyes. The program meshes nicely with the Windows 8 interface, so no surprise that it was user friendly and intuitive.

Lucas wins an awesome HP ENVY X2 convertible ultrabook valued at $999 RRP and an $80 RRP Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse.

Lucas also moves into final judging for the major prize: a trip to TechEd Australia 2013, including the opportunity to present the winning app! We’re talking conference ticket, accommodation for 5 nights, and airfare (economy) up to the combined value of $4000!


Round 1 Runner-Up: MyLibrary

Yan Sun’s MyLibrary is for book lovers to manage your book collection. Features include: barcode scanning to retrieve book information, manual entry of books, search and multiple sorting listing, backup and restore using your skydrive, and live tiles. [Free; Download from the Windows Store]

Our judges appreciated MyLibrary’s clean interface, instantly recognisable icons and the way its scanning function returned book info automatically.

Yan wins an Xbox 360 4GB Kinect bundle (worth $300 RRP), an Arc Touch Mouse, plus a Microsoft Wedge Mobile keyboard valued at $100 RRP .


  • I’m currently working on a health related app, but I’ve only just started. If I manage to get it finished before the end of the entire competition, can I still submit it and be judged, or is it a problem that I’ll miss the health related round ?

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