There are so many great promotions right now for Windows Phone developers in the USA (and some in Canada). Here are a few, please leave any more you know of in the comments and I’ll add them. I’ll do another one of these next month.
- Rich Dunbar, Lead Nokia Developer Ambassador, is holding a drawing for the flagship Lumia of your choice (1020 or any of the 9xx series phones). All you need to do is have published a Windows Phone app or any update to an app in the last 6 months, basically anything related to uploading a new XAP to the store. Deadline is Sept 30, details here: http://richarddunbar.blogspot.com/2013/09/september-lumia-blowout.html Even if you’ve entered a previous drawing with Rich before, you can submit the same information for this drawing as long as that app was updated or new in the last 6 months. (USA and Canada only)
- Microsoft is doing their Tech Affiliate monthly drawing, where you can win cash in the form of gift cards. For this one you need to publish a new Windows Phone or Windows 8 Store app in September. Enter here: http://www.mstechaffiliate.com/members/billreiss (USA only)
- Nokia is running a Nokia Create contest with great prizes, this one goes through December: http://developer.nokia.com/create/ (Worldwide)
- If you do not yet have a Windows Phone app in the store, when you are nearly ready to publish, I (or your local Nokia Developer Ambassador) can give you a Nokia Premium Developer Program token which includes a Windows Phone Store membership for a year and other great products and services. Just contact me as your app nears completion for details. (USA and Canada only)
- Also when you publish your first app, once it is certified and in the store you qualify for a free Windows Phone, the Lumia 800. This is not a drawing, anyone who publishes their first app in the USA or Canada qualifies. Contact me for details. (USA and Canada only)
- You probably know about http://www.DVLUP.com by now but if not, it’s a free site where you can register and get rewards for doing the things you’re doing anyway when developing for Windows Phone. I almost have enough points for two 1020s right now through the DVLUP program. (only in a few countries, check DVLUP.com to see if you qualify)