BAOC Countdown and WPAppItUp Wrap-Up

Big App on Campus: Two Weeks Left!

Back in November, we announced a developer promotion for US students called “Big App on Campus.” There are exactly 18 days left to enter. Though we think it’s a no brainer, some of you have asked “Why should I enter?” Let’s recap:

1. For the experience of a lifetime -> 10 finalists, along with one of their friends, will win a trip to SxSW in March. If selected as a finalist, you and your friend will get to come hang out with The Gracious Few (featuring members of the bands LIVE and Candlebox) and attend a rocking concert.

2. $30k in prize money -> the top paid app and the top free app will each win $15,000!

3. Serious bragging rights -> finalist apps will be featured on our Facebook page and the developers behind these creations will have some crazy stories to tell about their time in Austin at SxSW.

<aside reason=”toAppeaseTheLawyers”>No Purchase Necessary. Open only to US university students 18+ who are legal residents of the U.S. and D.C. Submissions due 02/14/2012 and game ends 03/13/2012. For Official Rules, click here</aside>

All Windows Phone applications published since August 1, 2011 are eligible for entry. However all apps must be published to the Marketplace by February 14th. Make your Valentine proud and enter your app today – I’m sure she/he won’t mind helping you spend the $15k in winnings up for grabs. Check out our Facebook page for all details and information on how to get started on building your first, or next, Windows Phone app.

 

#WPAppItUp Wrap-Up

Starting back in October, we challenged students to create Sketchflow prototypes of their app ideas for Windows Phone. I’m happy to announce the full list of winners:

@cbarretopy

@simzzdev

@m_naveed4u

@sp990

@gowtham1337

@3xdev

@utebolatas

@sakarshkumar

@sriharsha_63

@luciomsp

Congratulations to all the winners!

Ben

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