Race To Market Challenge, and Windows Marketplace for Mobile

In preparation for tonight’s talk, wanted to record these additional links:

Windows Marketplace for Mobile helps developers transform their ideas into profitable new business opportunities. Using familiar skills and comprehensive support resources, you can create unique mobile applications, easily follow them through the certification process, and sell them to millions of consumers all over the world. Whether you’re a seasoned mobile developer or relatively new to mobility, Windows Marketplace for Mobile is the mobile application store built with your needs in mind. It’s time to become a mobile developer.

What can you win?

The Race to Market Challenge will reward the developer whose paid application earns the most revenue within the contest period and the developer whose free application is downloaded the most within the contest period. Winners will receive a prize package including a Microsoft Surface table and developer kit, free online marketing and promotion of their application, plus a one-of-a-kind trophy.

The Microsoft Surface is a 30-inch tabletop multi-touch display that uses a camera-based vision system to interact with objects placed on its screen and lets users grab and move digital content with simple hand gestures and touches. The Surface developer kit includes the Microsoft Surface SDK SP1, Windows Vista Business (SP1), and all other software required to develop and test Microsoft Surface applications.

Online promotion and marketing include custom-built advertisements of your application on Microsoft Total Access, WindowsMobile.com, developer.windowsmobile.com, Facebook, and Twitter…

Race To Market (videos)

Windows Mobile : Race to Market Challenge - The Scoop

Windows Mobile : Race To Market Challenge - The Race


Registration/Submission assistance

Windows Marketplace for Mobile: Developer Registration Walkthrough

Windows Marketplace for Mobile: Application Submission Walkthrough

Other Important Links

Windows Phone developers site  (including links to Marketplace registration

Official Rules for Race To Market Challenge

MSDN: Programming for Windows Mobile 6.5 (includes links to resources like the DTK/SDK, emulators, etc.)

MSDN: Developing Widgets for Windows Mobile 6.5