I know I’ll be competing in this! I submitted my first Windows Phone 7 application a few days ago, and I’m working on several more apps as we speak. It’s actually been a very fun and easy development experience. Follow some of my projects on github, or feel free to use some of my code (crappy at best, haha), to assist your learning, if you choose to participate. Hope I get Kinect Sports! >:)
Be one of the first 1,000 students to publish an App in the Windows Phone Marketplace between April 11th and June 30th and choose between Halo Reach®, Fable®, or three other games for Xbox 360®. That’s not all. The student who publishes the most Apps will receive $5,000 cash or an equivalent prize package. The three students who submit the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th most Apps will receive $1,000 each.
Developing a Windows Phone App can also help you:
• Earn money. College students, Jake Poznanski and Sam Kaufmann, are first time mobile App developers who have already made $12,000 in ad revenue from their Windows Phone Apps. You can charge for your Apps and/or keep it free and ad-enable it – that’s what Jake and Sam did. Either way, you can profit.
• Build technical skills. Demonstrate your know-how on the Windows Phone 7 platform and show it off on your resume
For more details and to get started today, visit the Student App-a-thon site. Good luck and have fun!
The Windows Phone Marketplace Team