Get Started on the Fast Track to the Mobile App
Windows Phone App Design Challenge

Calling App Designers!

Enter the Fast Track to the Mobile App challenge and design an app for Windows Phone that lets you work smarter while your phone works harder.


Get your inbox to zero before zombies eat your email, track per diem expenses while you sip coffee, set up reminder ringtones to keep your day on track, send one last-minute meeting time change that alerts your entire team, and finish those spreadsheet updates before you step off the bus. Five winning designs will be fast tracked into development deals to create finished apps for the Windows Phone Marketplace!


Five winners receive an App Development Deal with a revenue-splitting partnership option, Windows Phone device, Xbox 360 with Kinect, and an App Hub subscription. 100 finalists receive an App Hub subscription with access to free developer tools, and twenty-five notable finalists also win a Windows Phone device.


Register to enter—create an account, login and submit as many app ideas as you want until midnight Sunday, November 20, 2011.



Getting Your Entry Ready

No need to code! Each entry needs the name of your app, a description, and up to five screen images from your app design which you can easily create with SketchFlow. Photoshop templates and additional resources are also available for registered users. Once your app is mocked up, you can also include a presentation of it by uploading a Silverlight video or .pdf file.

1. Tell Us about Your Project

Each project needs a name and description (500 words max). Identify problems and your unique solutions.

2. Up to 5 Images

Mock up your app design with SketchFlow, use the Photoshop templates provided, or scan your brilliant napkin sketches. Upload up to five .jpg or .png image files.

3. 2-Minute Video

Optional. Create a video that illustrates key or charming interaction. Show why we want to use your app. Upload up to two minutes of a .mov, .mpg, .wmv, .avi, or .m4v file.

4. Supporting Presentation

Optional. Create a prototype with Sketchflow and submit the Silverlight .xap from your project package or make a linear presentation of your app. Upload one .xap, one .pdf, or one of each file.