Windows Phone 7 Application Development Competition

Great apps and games matter. Microsoft Malta with the support of Vodafone is launching a Windows Phone 7 Application Development competition. Professional developers, students or simply Windows Phone 7 enthusiasts can create an application or a game, enter the competition and stand a chance to win. Everybody is a winner – the best applications and/or games will win great prizes and all the working applications and games that are submitted will be added to the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace for free, making them available to people worldwide!!

Windows Phone 7’s smart design, integrated experiences and new developer platform provide a variety of unique features that change the way people engage with apps and games. With the introduction of Windows Phone 7, in October of last year, Microsoft introduced a new platform that is different because it is designed to bring together what users care about most. Every-day tasks are made faster by doing more in fewer steps and providing timely information in a glanceable format. The things that matter most like people (contacts), games, music & video, photos and office productivity are organized and are easily accessible through integrated experiences known as Windows Phone Hubs.

When it comes to Windows Phone 7 development, Microsoft had the developers in mind. Windows Phone 7 enables a rich developer ecosystem to create a variety of quality apps and games that take advantage of the phone’s unique features and design. Developers can use their existing knowledge to create new applications or transform their existing desktop and web applications to phone applications.

For more information about the competition, visit the competition’s web portal at http://www.wp7appcomp.com. Even if you don’t have a Windows Phone 7 device, you can create your application and test it using the emulator that comes with the development tools. Developers can find all the necessary tools along with tutorials on Windows Phone development and other resources on the MSDN website for free (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/ff380145.aspx)

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