Windows 8 App Contest - Participate and Win Tablets!

Windows 8 App Contest - Participate and Win Tablets!

Friday December 21, 2012,

3 min Read

Windows 8 made a huge splash last month with the highly anticipated launch and was received to great reviews. A ‘radical makeover’ from the previous versions, Steve Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft said, “Windows 8 shatters perceptions of what a PC really is and is a bold and innovative break from past Windows versions.”

And to further stoke the enthusiasm, in association with Microsoft is launching the Windows 8 App contest - a campaign targeted towards startups, aspiring entrepreneurs and developers who want to leverage the Windows 8 platform and ride the early advantage.

We are looking for innovative apps on the Windows 8 platform and here is a great opportunity to showcase your app. Here are the categories for which the apps can be made and the monthly prizes to be won.

Prize Category

  • Top 3 Best Apps selected by a Jury (one each month)
  • Top 3 Most Popular Apps selected by audience voting (one each month)
  • Top 3 Star App Publishers with max no. of published apps (one each month)

Monthly Prizes

  • Best App - Windows 8 tablet
  • Most Popular App - Windows 8 tablet
  • Star Publisher - Windows 8 tablet

Duration of the campaign

21st Dec 2012 - 20th Mar 2013

Monthly winners will be announced by 25th of each month.


All apps enrolled for the contest should have at least 15 Windows Store ratings and the average rating of the app must be 3+ stars to be eligible for the contest.

All you need to do is get the app published on the Windows 8 Platform and fill in the details of the app on YourStory Pages Application Form, share the link of the app and you’d have got one hand on that beautiful tablet.

Apply Here


Q. If this contest open for app ideas as well?

No, this contest is open only for apps which have been developed, certified and published on the Windows 8 App Store

Q. I am new to Windows 8 app development, is there a quick guide to go through?

Yes, here - Getting started with Windows Store apps

Q. What are the tools required to develop Windows 8 apps and where do I get them?

All the required development tools are available here for free download - Developer downloads for programming Windows Store apps

Q. Is there a good resource of sample Windows 8 apps to get started?

Yes, here's the link to tons of Windows 8 app samples on C++, C#, JavaScript and VB.Net Windows 8 app samples

Q. How do I enroll my apps in this contest after its published on the Windows 8 store?

Once your app is certified and published on the Windows store, create a new app profile with all the required details on the YourPages Apps platform and make sure to include a link to your app on the Windows 8 store along with you contact details so that we can get in touch with you.

Q. How many apps can one person enroll in this contest?

As many as you can develop and get it published on the Windows store and enroll them into the contest by sharing the app details link to it on the Windows store by 20th March 2013

If you have more queries, please feel free to reach out to [email protected]


Disclaimer: Company Name and Windows 8 app link of participants may be shared with Microsoft. Please read this Privacy Policy for more details

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