Windows Mobile Marketplace is open for Submissions - Race to Market Challange

[ From the official blog post: The Race to Market from the Windows Mobile team. ]

On July 27th, 2009 - a historic moment for all Windows Mobile developers:

Windows Marketplace for Mobile is accepting application submissions from all 29 supported countries.

Registered developers and ISVs can now upload their application, game or widget to the Windows Marketplace platform and we’ll begin certifying those apps according to the process, policies and guidelines we’ve published.

We certify apps on a First In, First Out (FIFO) basis. Certification should normally take about 10 business days initially and you can always check on your application during the process through our Developer Dashboard.

To better market your app, you can provide us with all the product information and promotional materials you’d like us to use to describe and showcase your application for the more than 30 million Windows Mobile devices out there.

And an official contest:

Race to Market Challenge

  • Prizes; 4 Microsoft Surface tables (Developer Edition), online marketing & promotion of your app and challenge trophies for the mantle. 
  • Applications will be judged on:
    • Most downloads of a free app
    • Most valuable app (downloads x price)
    • Most useful (as judged by Microsoft panel)
    • Most playful (as judged by Microsoft panel)
  • Contest runs from launch to Dec 31, 2009.

Further details are available at


So get going!

Print | posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 8:14 PM

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