Free Windows Phone for Students , Developers and Bloggers via ‘I unlock Joy’ Programme

Here’s an interesting news for the students , Developers and Bloggers in india who wish to own a Windows Phone …

During a meeting at Microsoft Campus , Bangalore that took place yesterday , Microsoft announced the ‘I unlock Joy’ programme for the Developers and Bloggers for Windows Phone in india called “i unlock Joy” .

‘I unlock Joy’ ?

i unlock Joy Windows Phone programme enables the Developers to build and submit Windows Phone Apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace and get a chance to win a Windows Phone too…

During the Meeting yesterday , Microsoft evangelists provided few interesting demo of the Windows Phone features as well as shared the news about the Developer Program in india .

Free Windows Phone for Students , Developers and Bloggers via ‘I unlock Joy’ Programme

As per the announcement , the free phone are offered to the following categories

  • SUBMIT & WIN CATEGORY: A registered participant submits THREE qualified Windows Phone Application in the Marketplace and gets a chance to win a Windows Phone. In this category, the Applications must be distinct and of non-trivial utility value for the Application User. A “Spam” or close replicas of existing Windows Phone Applications are disqualified.
  • PORT 2 APPS & WIN CATEGORY: A registered participant submitting TWO qualified Windows Phone Applications in the Marketplace which are ported from existing Android or iPhone Applications get to win a Windows Phone.
  • WOMEN SPECIAL CATEGORY: A first of its kind in the developer space. The first 100 registered Woman Developers who submit ONE (1) qualified Windows Phone Application each in the Marketplace qualify to win a Windows Phone each. The applications can be based on Entertainment, Fashion, Leisure, Sports, Recreation or Travel themes.
  • STUDENT CATEGORY: Calling on the community to be a part of the initiative, the “I unlock Joy” programme is customized to unfold their innovative and creative best and become among the select first few proud owners of the Windows Phone.

Not just these , there are categories for the Microsoft MVP’s and Bloggers . More information on these categories is not yet available at this moment …

How to Get Started on ‘I unlock Joy’ Windows Phone Programme ?

Well , its simple , Download and install Windows Phone SDK . This comes with Visual Studio Express for Windows Phone as well as few more tools .

Start Developing Windows Phone Apps and submit them to the Windows Phone Marketplace and get it publiched .

I unlock Joy for Developers starts from November 1 , 2011 till March 30 , 2011 .

Student Developers can visit Windows Phone India student site to know more about the timeline and rules of ‘I unlock Joy’ Programme .

Visit I unlock Joy – India website to know more details

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