Windows App //dev Challenge - Karachi

Today i feel excited to announce Microsoft Windows 8 "App //dev Challenge" for Karachi. If you are a Windows 8 app developer then here is you chance to participate in this prestigious competition and get a chance to Win Exciting Windows Gadgets.

How it Works?

In order to participate in this competition, the teams has to submit a "Windows 8 Application Idea" that they will build for this competition.
Upon selection of their idea, they will have 1 month to build & publish their app to windows store to compete for the winners prizes.

There are 3 categories in which team's can submit their idea's and they are:

  • Entertainment Applications
  • Local (Pakistan/Karachi specific) applications
  • Games

Simple 3 steps to participate:

  1. Build a team (max 2 members).
  2. Brainstorm an application idea (idea template is attached at the end of this page - see below)
  3. Email it to Muhammad Umer (

The last date of idea submission is 25th Feb 2014.



Only Shortlisted Teams (based on their idea document) will be then invited to the
"Launch Ceremony of App //dev Challenge" on 27th Feb 2014 at Microsoft Innovation Center.



Frequently asked Questions (FAQ's)?

  1. Is this competition for Karachi?
    Yes, developer of only Sindh (Karachi, Hyderabad) and Balochistan can participate in this competition.

  2. Is this competition only for students?
    No, any individual (student, pro developer) who can build apps on windows 8 can participate.

  3. Can we form a team of developers from different institutes/companies?

  4. Can we participate alone in this competition?

  5. Can we add more than 2 members in a team?
    NO, maximum 2 members are allowed per team.

  6. Can we submit multiple application ideas?
    Yes, you can.

  7. Can we submit idea which does not fall under the categories specified in the competition?
    We encourage you to submit application idea that falls under those categories, but still you can submit an idea that does not belong to the categories we mentioned above.

  8. Is there any certificate of participation for this competition?
    Yes, all selected teams will get a certificate of participation from MIC Karachi.

  9. How'd we know that our submitted idea is selected?
    You will receive an email from Microsoft regarding acceptance of your idea for this competition.

  10. Is it necessary to publish application on Windows Store to Win Prizes?
    Yes, we will only evaluate and grant prizes to those applications which are published on Windows Store within the specified time of this competition (1 month).

For any query regarding this competition, please email to Muhammad Umer ( or call us at +92-21-99240002 - 6; Extension: 386 (Monday - Friday from 9:00 Am till 5:00 Pm)

You can also visit us at Microsoft Innovation Center Karachi at 1st Floor, Media Studies Department, Bahria Univeristy, 13 National Stadium Road, Karsaz, Karachi.

[Click here to Download IDEA DOCUMENT TEMPLATE]


  • The selection of any team/idea is solely at discretion of MIC Team.
  • Only published apps will be eligible for evaluation and prizes.
  • MIC reserves the right to disqualify any team at any time during competition without providing specific reason.
  • MIC reserves the right to change/append evaluation criteria any time without any notice.
  • Selection of Winners is solely at discretion of MIC and cannot be challenged.



Idea Template.docx