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The Apportunity is Your Opportunity Vol 14-2 | February, 2010
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There are lots of reasons to develop apps for Windows Phone 7 , and right now there are ten thousand and one more. We’ve launched an app development competition called The Great Canadian Apportunity and the first grand prize is CAD$10,000 and a phone. The other grand prizes include a ticket to Mesh , Canada’s web conference plus a $2,250 travel voucher and a high-octane Dell Alienware M15x laptop .

The full details of the competition are available at the Great Canadian Apportunity site, but here’s a quick rundown. In Part 1, you submit your app idea for approval. If your idea gets approved, you can proceed to Part 2 where you build and submit your app to Windows Phone Marketplace. Finally, in Part 3, comes the judging. The community will narrow down the app submissions to a small group of the best and our judging panel — an assortment of mobile phone experts and enthusiasts — will select the winners.

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to take up phone development, build a phone app or take on a project to boost your experience and profile, The Great Canadian Apportunity is your opportunity. Find out more about it at the contest site, follow the blog for useful tips on phone development, and start coding some apps!

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