Apps for Good Contest!

Apps for Good Contest!
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Windows 8 Apps for Social Good contest w/ ,000 in prizes!

Calling all developers, hackers, social do-gooders, and activists: want to develop Windows 8 apps for social good? Well, you’re in luck – the Microsoft Windows 8 Contest is ON!
Microsoft has teamed up with NetSquared to support you in generating apps for nonprofits and activists on the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Marketplaces. The Contest is about YOUR great ideas and projects, and we’re here with tools, resources, and incentive prizes to get (and keep) you going.
Learn more and enter your Windows 8 app into the contest at
What is an app for “social good”?
An app (or other good or service) that is designed to benefit to the general public and doesn’t solely exist to provide the maximum possible return to shareholders. Some classic examples of social good are: clean water, literacy, food security, healthy and safe environment and digital inclusion, among many others. For the purposes of this contest, we’re accepting apps on any topic within TechSoup’s Hacker Helper Wiki.
What are the prizes?
There are 3 categories of prizes:
•Best Overall Windows 8 App wins ,000
•Best Overall Windows 8 Phone App wins ,000
•People’s Choice App wins ,000
Ready to get started? Here’s how to proceed:
1. Check out the Contest Page for all the details
2. Add your app to the NetSquared project gallery
3. Enter your project into the contest
Important Dates
•Project submissions: November 5 – February 28
•Public voting: March 1 – March 15
•Winners announced: March 25
You can find more information, including participant criteria and other “fine print” details here.
Show the world how a great idea, a few lines of code, and Windows 8 can change lives for the better.

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