Windows 8 App Madness is a challenge for current college students to create apps for Windows 8 and get paid. Create and publish a Windows 8 app by April 14th, 2014 and you could win a $50 gift card. If your app is good and receives over 100 downloads, you’ll then have a chance to win an additional $50 gift card. Just follow these three steps:
Step one: Make an app
Never made an app before? Not a problem! Microsoft has a bunch of resources and all the tools you need to get started and create awesome apps. Just go to http://aka.ms/GetStartedNow for more info. You can also check out my resources page for game developers.
Step two: Publish and submit to challenge
Once your app is published in the store, submit it to the challenge at http://aka.ms/appmadnessappsubmission
Step three: Market your app
Get a 100 downloads for your app to qualify to win an additional $50. Confirm 100 downloads at http://aka.ms/appmadnessdownloads
What about the legal fine print?
Open only to students who are legal residents of the 50 US (+DC) 16+. The challenge is limited to the first 500 eligible apps received by 4/14/14. Taxes are the responsibility of the recipient. Allow 6 – 8 weeks for delivery. No purchase necessary. Ends 4/14/14.
See http://aka.ms/appMadnessofferterms for full rules.
Anything else I need to know?
That’s it! Go out there and make some apps!