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WINDOWS PHONE CHALLENGE SPONSORED BY NOKIA

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Answer the call. Enter to compete in the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012 Windows Phone Challenge and create software that can really make a broad impact in the world. Now is your chance to experiment and make your work available on a mobile device used by millions. Great apps start with strong functionality, add device-focused utility, and finish with an outstanding Windows Phone user experience. Plus you will be able to install the Windows Phone SDK which includes Expression Blend 4 for Windows Phone, Visual Studio Express for Windows Phone and the Windows Phone Emulator. Your ideas combined with great tools – which one of the world’s toughest problems will you solve? Get started on your solution today.



Ready to Get Started?

We know you are excited, but before you start building the next Windows Phone app that benefits people around the globe, take a few minutes to read the Windows Phone Challenge Rules and the Imagine Cup Official Rules and Regulations.

Next: Register and sign up to compete in the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012 student technology competition, using the steps on this page.

Returning to Imagine Cup? You can skip Step 1 and sign in now at the top of the page using your email address and password from last year. You still need to sign up for the Windows Phone Challenge through your My Profile page. Read the Windows Phone Challenge Rules first but if you want to get started now, take a look below at what is required for Round 1.

New to Imagine Cup? Follow these four steps and you are on your way!

Step 1. Register. We need some basic information from you before you can get started.

Step 2. Sign up to compete in the Windows Phone Challenge through your My Profile page.

Step 3. Read the Windows Phone Challenge Rules before you begin your project.

Step 4. Start building your solution.



Round 1

Your Mission: Create and submit an Application Summary and a SketchFlow Prototype for a Windows Phone app that is inspired by the Imagine Cup 2012 ThemeImagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems. Round 1 submissions are due by 23:59 PM GMT on 13 March 2012.

Note: The Windows Phone Challenge is not intended for submission of games. Competitors who are interested in building games for Windows Phone should participate in the Imagine Cup 2012 Game Design: Phone Competition.

Need a Little Inspiration? Not sure which one of the world’s toughest problems you want to solve? Get motivated by one of the eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals or take a look at the great ideas in Nokia’s IdeasProject. While these are not required to be in your solution, the Imagine Cup offers these ambitious challenges as a guide to promote change all around the world.

Get Connected. Follow the Imagine Cup Blog to gain access to new training and resources to help you with your project, read about past Imagine Cup competitors’ successes, and get tips from your captain.

oh yeah, that would be me !

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