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Update (9/20/2011): I originally incorrectly attributed @south_melta’s project and have fixed below.
About two months ago we issued a challenge to student developers: create an awesome Sketchflow prototype for an app. The reward: be one of the best and win one of 50 HTC Mazaa developer devices. We’ve seen some inspired, innovative ideas (see round 1 and round 2 winners). So what have we seen?
788 Tweets for #WPAppItUp 281 prototypes created 203 participants submitting prototypes
788 Tweets for #WPAppItUp
281 prototypes created
203 participants submitting prototypes
There was definitely variance amongst the prototypes submitted; however there were three, common themes amongst the stand-outs:
If you’ve been following #WPAppItUp then you likely know that we’ve already awarded 35 of the 50 phones. That means we have 15 more to award today, right? The problem was this: it was extremely hard to find 15 worthy winners...so we found 18:
@aniketbera (http://dreamsparkyatra.com/wp7/app1/) @cbarretopy (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/30581457/PhotoTaker/WindowsPhonePrototype1/Default.html) @cyeung22 (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1244068/GrocerPal/Default.html) @elixir_pr (http://ims.hostei.com/postcardit/) @foodfridge (http://n.ethz.ch/~fmutzel/MyFridgeSketchFlow/Default.html) @lancewmccarthy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDjI6Dqk65A&feature=youtu.be) @makensley (http://makensley.hostzi.com/wp7/Default.html) @mendzapp (http://www.mendzapp.com/Silverlight/Default.html) @netowp (https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=f6a5a170bb488d1d&sc=documents&uc=1&id=F6A5A170BB488D1D%211459) @performedbeef (http://people.clemson.edu/~cp/appitup/) @phonejake (http://codejake.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/colorviz-for-wp7-mango-beta-1/) @piotrhechelski (http://hechel.studentlive.pl/MovementAssistant/Default.html) @ramdaffe (http://ffeconcepts.tumblr.com/post/8814761033/1-wonderwall) @south_melta (http://melta.kr/p) @thariqms (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12506556/RISK/Default.html) @thariqms (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12506556/TAG/Default.html) @unclecm (http://wp7.thias-jacob.info/Paper_Chase/) @vovasoft (http://king-sis.narod2.ru/slidetodress/slidetodress.html)
Please join me in congratulating all the winners for #WPAppItUp!
I acknowledge and applaud the efforts and contributions of all the students who have taken the time to create and submit a prototype. There were many great submissions and I encourage everyone to push forward: get feedback on your prototype and iterate. Then move ahead and build the actual app.
We will continue to work with and support student developers to help them be successful in their exploration & targeting of the Windows Phone platform. Keep an eye on the blog here over the coming weeks for more on our plans.
@benlower | +1 (206) 659-NINJA (6465)
Congrats to all winners! Now I need to wait to change my desire hd a little bit longer ;)
Congratulations to the winners.
Mr. Lower, i dont want to make any trouble, but, is there an error in the list?. Because one winner appears two times in the list and you posted once "we will only award one phone to each winner regardless of the number of prototypes".
thanks and sorry for any trouble.
@cbarretopy Sorry that I didn't see your question earlier. Someone else asked me on twitter :-) It's not an error. We are indeed only giving one phone to Thariq. However, we wanted to acknowledge the great work on both projects.
Congrats for all the winners !! I didn't know about this challenge until now , so I'm waiting for the next one :D