Posts by Ben Lower

February 17, 2012 Windows Phone Developer Blog

Find My Champ

By Ben Lower

What do you think of when you hear the word “Champ”? Someone who is the best? A sports champion? How about someone who fights for a cause? Here at Microsoft we have employees called “Developer Evangelists”. Part of their job… Read more

November 11, 2011 Windows Phone Developer Blog

Have an Idea? Need an Idea?

By Ben Lower

Three weeks ago we kicked off “Idea of the Week”. Students are challenged to prototype their app idea for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift I’m happy to announce the first two winners: Johnny Simmons (@simzzdev) posted his… Read more

October 21, 2011 Windows Phone Developer Blog

Looking for Big Ideas!

By Ben Lower

The Windows Phone Marketplace continues to grow each & every Over the past few months, we’ve seen some great, innovative apps created by Here are three recent examples: Gary Roumanis () created a slick app for 8tracks internet radio and… Read more

September 9, 2011 Windows Phone Developer Blog

#WPAppItUp Wrap-Up

By Ben Lower

Update (9/20/2011):  I originally incorrectly attributed @south_melta’s project and have fixed About two months ago we issued a challenge to student developers:  create an awesome Sketchflow prototype for an   The reward:  be one of the best and win one… Read more

August 26, 2011 Windows Phone Developer Blog

More Winners for #WPAppItUp

By Ben Lower

Last month we announced the first set of winners for The first 20 phones were awarded for some amazing student-created app Today, I’m proud to announce the second round of winners who will all be getting a pre-release HTC Mazaa!… Read more