NokConv: Feature on prime-time US TV by becoming the Next App Star

| January 21, 2013 | 1 Reply

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NokConv are highlighting a new competition called “The Windows Phone Next App Star” where your app can make a prime time appearance on US TV – though it is open to everyone.

Your app doesn’t need to be brand new just for this competition. But it must be published in at least one country at the Windows Phone Store.

You’ll also need to ‘opt-in‘, so make sure you login to do that; otherwise you’ll not be entered.

Initially, the Windows Phone team will judge all the app submissions based on an equal weighting of user ratings and app quality, including your implementation of new Windows Phone 8 features, such as Live Tiles. This is to stop people cheating and getting their friends to give 5-star ratings in the hope of being picked.

The best way to ensure you’re apps are chosen is to make the absolute most of what Windows Phone 8 has to offer. Create an app as rich as possible. Create a Live Tile that looks amazing on the Start screen. Utilise SkyDrive so that people can upload or download files. Or, make use of the HERE platform to provide the most accurate location experience possible.

Whatever you decide to use or create, it must run on Windows Phone 8. However, why not have it run on both Windows Phone 7.5 and 8 for extra brownie points?

The WP team then goes on to cull down the options to 64 which will then go to a public vote. There will be one winner, the App Star. Additional prizes are mentioned. These will apparently be offered ‘throughout the contest’ to encourage participation:

  •  Thousands of dollars is said to be up for grabs for those hand picked 64 developers as well as
  • Nokia Lumia 920
  • featured promotion in the Windows Phone Store
  • one-year free Dev Center subscription.

Category: Applications, Nokia, Windows Phone

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