Today, Microsoft announced a new challenge as part of its Imagine Cup – A Student Technology Competition.Â The new â€œWindows Phone Challengeâ€ will be sponsored by Nokia in which students across the world will create applications for Windows Phone devices.
The Windows Phone Challenge sponsored by Nokia invites students to develop socially conscious apps that will be judged on functionality, utility and user delight. Last year, Windows Phone was the most frequent technology used among Imagine Cup students: nearly half of the competing teams at the Worldwide Finals integrated mobile elements to their projects. Will this yearâ€™s Challenge prove to be bigger and stronger that the last? We certainly hope so!
We are also excited to announce that Nokia will be a premier sponsor of Imagine Cup 2012 including sponsoring the Windows Phone Challenge in order to encourage young developers to continue creating exciting applications for the Windows Phone platform. Nokia recently released their highly anticipated first devices running on a Windows Phone platform, the Nokia Lumia family.
Students can develop the apps with theirÂ own ideas or they can make use of already posted ideas in the areas of education, health and environmentÂ on the IdeasProject website.
This is a win-win strategy for Microsoft and Students. Microsoft will get huge attraction among the student developers for its Windows Phone platform and also get some thousand apps for marketplace ! ! Good work from Windows Phone Developer team.