Round 4 Winners! Lifehacker And Microsoft’s Developer Challenge

OK developers, it’s time to go crazy. No more themes. Just your great app ideas, and the opportunity for exclusive help and feedback from Microsoft Australia’s developer brain trust. Register in our comp, and Microsoft’s team will help you publish your app to the Windows Store! One lucky dev will also be chosen to present their app at TechEd Australia 2013 on the Gold Coast. Speaking of fame and fortune, we’re also giving away HP laptops every week. It’s easy to get started. What better way to debut your app on the Windows Store and even port one 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!

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Round 4 Winner: Shared Whiteboard

Adrian Akison’s Shared Whiteboard does exactly what it says on the tin: its a digital cloud-enabled whiteboard that lets you share your graphs, notes, equations and doodles with anyone around the world — users can even use the whiteboard at the same time in different locations. It comes with QR-Code video linking, social network integration, animated tutorials and the ability to play back whiteboard recordings either sped up or in real time. All whiteboard projects are automatically saved to the cloud.

[Free; download from the Windows Store]

Our judges were big fans of the Shared Whiteboard design and concept, which they found extremely likeable. Its simplistic interface and shareability make it a great tool for all age groups. Its linking and syncing functionality and use of charms were also solid. Adrian wins an awesome HP ENVY X2 convertible ultrabook valued at $999 RRP and an $80 RRP Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse.


Adrian moves into final judging for the major prize where one representative could win 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!


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