WINDOWS PHONE NEXT APP STAR UPDATE:
Congratulations to our 21 confirmed Windows Phone Next App Star Sweepstakes winners:
Tom R. (Bloomlington, USA), Michael L. (Navestved, Denmark), Sergey B. (Burlington, Canada), Vanessa B. (Levis Canada), Rohit S. (Nashik, India), Kelsey S. (Blacksburg, USA), Joc G. (Winnipeg, Canada), Tri W. (Bogor, Indonesia), Zarul I. (Kluang, Malaysia), Erin W. (Surrey, Canada), Marcel P. (Munich, Germany), Indish C. (Warangal, India), Marek C. (Siennica Nadolna, Poland), Marcelo S. (Rome, Italy), Tolga A. (Ankara, Turkey), Calum B. (Billingham, UK), Jeremy K. (Arlington, USA), Todd H. (Mustang, USA), Shane A. (London, UK), Emanuel V. (Succivo, Italy), and Deb C. (Alvarado, USA).
Our focus this year is on raising awareness for the amazing apps you develop for Windows Phone. We’ll accomplish through new programs, app promotions, and increased opportunities for app discoverability in the Windows Phone Store on the phone and on the web. So far we’ve launched:
Today I’m pleased to announce the winner of the Windows Phone Next App Star competition. We started this journey with 9,137 entries from 79 markets. With so many competitors it took both strong user review scores during the ratings period and very formidable app quality to be selected. At the end of the judging, 64 finalists emerged, with apps from developers across the globe – Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States. As we narrowed the field through rounds of voting, our developer finalists earned prizes (Nokia Lumia 920 phones, wireless chargers, Microsoft Signature Sony Ultrabooks, an appearance in a special episode of Hot Apps, and trips to //build, among other prizes) and gained exposure for their apps with over 615,000 contest votes. Meanwhile, voters participated in a sweepstakes** to win a Nokia Lumia 920 – a new phone was awarded every day of voting.
The championship round between ProShot by Eddie Kezeli and Wikipedia by Rudy Huyn was highly competitive. To give you insight into these two apps: ProShot is a feature-packed lens app with such an intuitive UI it can be enjoyed by the professional photographer and the weekend warrior alike. Wikipedia takes rich web content and brings it to life with Windows Phone design elements and features like NFC, speech, and Live Tiles.
As the grand prize winner, Wikipedia will have the opportunity to be featured in a Windows Phone prime-time television commercial in the US. Congratulations Rudy!
Today we’re focused on celebrating Rudy and the achievements of all our Next App Star finalists. In the coming weeks you can expect posts with learnings from the competition that you can apply to your situation – from app creation to marketing tips. And you’re all stars in our book.
* See official developer rules for details.
** See official sweepstakes rules for details.
when is the next app star contest ,, i live in denmark if you support this
so i can bring my inovations to this contest,, it is not about dollars for me ,, but allow people to enjoy my programs
nothing more,, i think it will allso make the phone pupolar