Microsoft India Launches Windows Phone Contest for Students
By on October 17th, 2011

Microsoft India has launched a unique campaign, I Unlock Joy, through which students stand a chance to get a cool Windows Phone device. All they need to do in order to lay their hands on Windows Phone devices is to build four apps and have them certified/published at the Windows Phone marketplace before December 18, 2011.

The campaign is a unique intiative in India. Log on to the official website and read the instructions very carefully. There are a few terms and conditions regarding one’s eligibility and quality of apps which will be approved (any app which bears similar resemblance to an existing one will not be considered for this campaign).

Also, students are permitted to create just one app out of the total required number of four, via Appmakr, which gives you an RSS feeder app of any desired website. The other three apps need to be developed through the Windows Phone Developer tools and need to be unique and bug-free. The apps can either be built on Windows Phone 7.0 developer tools or Windows Phone 7.1 (Mango-compatible) and should be published on the marketplace only during the August 1, 2011 – December 18, 2011 period.

If you submit only one app, then also you will receive a certificate of acknowledgement from Microsoft, a Windows Phone t-shirt, and a 2GB USB flash drive. Last date of registration for this campaign is November 18, 2011 and the results shall be declared in January 2012. If you are eligible and still haven’t registered for this program, maybe it’s time you should do it, and earn Windows Phone in reward. For more details, log on to the official I Unlock Joy page.

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