Microsoft announces Windows Phone Student App-a-thon

Microsoft has announced a promo of sorts for students and is offering rather exciting prizes for those who come up with killer apps. Labeled the Windows Phone Student App-a-thon, the promo is meant to encourage students to develop cool apps for Windows Phone platform.

The first 1,000 students to enter will receive an Xbox 360 game. It could be a Halo Reach, Fable 3, Dance Central, Kinect Joy Ride or Kinect Sports game for the Xbox 360.

Each week 2 winners will be from among all entries received to win one $25 gift card.

The student who publishes the most apps at the marketplace could win a Windows Phone.

To get started:

  • Register with App Hup
  • Download Free tools
  • Build and submit your app
  • Fill the entry form

That’s it!

The entry period for this Promotion started on on July 1, 2011 and will end on September 15, 2011.

Get more details at WPStudentApp.com.

Incidentally, in case you have missed it, in another promo, Microsoft is also giving away 50 free Mango handsets to students who develop the next big app for Windows Phone. Details @ TWCF.

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