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February 15, 2011
Windows Phone Developer Blog

Controls, Analytics and Cash (for User Groups)

Today, in partnership with Telerik and PreEmptive Solutions, we are launching an offer for user groups and their developers.  The offer includes the following:

  • Controls from Telerik that will help you create a great app
  • Analytics from PreEmptive that will help you manage & update your app
  • We will also help you give back to your user group by giving them $100 for each qualifying app

If you create and publish a WP7 application that uses Telerik’s controls and PreEmptive’s analytics for WP7, then your user group gets $100.  You as the developer get to keep the app and also get some sweet controls from Telerik and analytics from PreEmptive which will they provide free of charge through the end of 2011.

Telerik is making available a number of controls that help with visualizing data, animations/transitions, and picking dates & times.  Below I’m showing the Gauge and DatePicker controls:

Telerik's RadGauge control

   Telerik's RadDatePicker control

If you’ve been thinking about jumping into creating an app on WP7 or have just been feeling guilty about eating all the food at your user group meetings then now is your chance to get some great tools and to give back to your group!

For the full scoop on the offer, go check out the details.

Update (2/16/2011):  If this offer is of interest to you, I urge you to not wait:  the offer is limited to the first 500 participants.

Ben Lower, Product Manager, Windows Phone Developer Experience