Microsoft //publish/ is a free event open to developers. Join us to code with developers from around the world. Collaborate and get help with app design, performance, testing, publishing – you name it. It’s 32 straight hours devoted to getting your app up and running smoothly on Windows phones, tablets, and PCs.
We know there are so many announcements from Build 2014 so we have hand-picked some exciting topics and updates to share with you on the event day. Check out the agenda.
Receive onsite support from Microsoft and community experts to remove blockers and add the finishing touches to your app. Join a testing group of your peers and try your app out on a range of devices. Connect online with developers and Microsoft product specialists from all over the globe in simultaneous worldwide events.
Show off your Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 apps at the App Showcase on day 2.
Prizes will be awarded to top two most compelling Windows 8.1 apps and Windows Phone 8.1 apps. Each of the 4 winners will receive a Dell Venue 8 Pro and Lumia 1520. All eligible apps cannot be already published in Windows and/or Windows Phone Store. Apps will be judged on day 2 based on the following criteria:
Creativity/Originality (40%): How creative and original is your idea?
User experience (30%): How polished and visually appealing is App? Is the App stable?
Platform features adoption (30%): How useful are the features you are leveraging? Examples, not limited to: live tiles, push notifications, contracts (for Windows Store Submissions) and hub integration (for Windows Phone Submissions).
There is also an ongoing global contest that you get to win even more great prizes. Check it out at https://publishwindows.com/Contest.
More info: https://publishwindows.com/view/e7be57b752724c4d86e892bfa59bc162