Windows 8 App Hackathon – Turn your app ideas into reality!


With the launch of the new Windows 8 platform, Microsoft has entered the app space primarily dominated by Apple and Google. And they are now allowing app developers to build and engage users on the most used OS in the world - Windows.

The new Windows 8 OS launched on October 26, 2012 runs on personal computers, home and business desktops, laptops, tablets and home theater PCs and is enveloping more and more devices as we speak. It also provides an exciting opportunity for app developers to capitalize on the new Windows 8 app store which is nascent, less crowded and provides great visibility for early adopters. in partnership with Startup Village and Microsoft BizSpark is happy to host the Windows 8 App Hackathon this Saturday, 9th March 2013 at Startup Village - an upcoming mobile and internet startup accelerator at Kochi.

So if you have been dabbling about the next million dollar app idea then come over to hack a prototype at the hackathon this Saturday.

Step 1 - Sign-up for the hackathon by registering below

Step 2 - Go through the resource links shared below to get to know about the Windows 8 platform and the tools and tutorials on how to get started.

Step 3 - Make sure you have installed all the pre-requisite software and development tools required for the Windows 8 app development.

Step 4 - Check-out some of the sample Windows 8 apps and think about how you can convert your app idea into a working prototype using some of the concepts shared in these examples.

Step 5 - Be on time on Saturday and let's hack!

Register here to participate in the Windows 8 App Hackathon.

Date: Saturday, 9th March 2013

Time: 9AM – 5PM

Venue: Startup Village, Kinfra High Tech Park, Kalamassery, Kochi

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at -


Developer downloads – This single page gives access to all the downloads you need to build apps, including Windows 8 RTM, Visual Studio Express 2012, design assets, code samples, and additional SDKs and tools.

Design resources – All Windows 8 design resources are located at See case studies, category guidance and get a new downloadable version of the UX guidelines for Windows 8 apps.

Developer content – The ‘Docs’ section of the Windows Dev Center is updated for RTM including more detailed API docs, new How-to articles, a new section for developing apps with C++ and DirectX, and many more samples.

Selling content – Find the Windows Store markets, how to price apps, and the latest versions of the Windows Store agreements including the App Certification Requirements.

Community content – Access to developer forums, blogs etc.


Windows 8 app developer blog: Get coding and design best practices and tips, and updates on events and offers for developers.

Windows Store for developers blog: Get all the latest news on doing business in the Windows Store.


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