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Microsoft invites developers to the world’s largest App Fest for Windows 8 at Bengaluru

Microsoft invites developers to the world’s largest App Fest for Windows 8 at Bengaluru

Have a vision for the perfect App, a laptop and some comfy clothes for a marathon coding session? Well, that’s all the weapons needed to register and attend the world’s largest App Fest for Windows 8, which kicks off on Sept 21-22, 2012 at the KTPO, Bangalore and is open to the entire highly talented developer community in India and across the globe. Participants can register themselves at http://www.microsoft.com/india/events/win8Appfest/default.aspx. This coding Olympics for developers will be an 18 hours, non-stop software jam with the opportunity to design, build, test and submit Apps with the help of special Microsoft mentors from all over the world and technical engineers on hand to support the process of submitting an App for Windows 8.  Submitting an App has never been easier!

Windows 8 represents the biggest opportunity for developers ever; Windows 8 has already proven to be the most eagerly anticipated Microsoft operating system of all time, with over 1 million downloads of the consumer preview in the first 24 hours of its availability.

Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft India said, “We are very excited to invite the very talented developer community to the Windows 8 AppFest, the Olympics for Developers. The AppFest will be a memorable and unique opportunity to mingle with Microsoft engineers, programming specialists, trainers, and industry-recognized app developers to drive innovation globally. We at Microsoft are creating an environment and platform that offers the biggest opportunity in history for developers to seize and lead innovation by building successful applications on Windows platform.”

Microsoft’s aim is to provide the gifted and technically skilled developer community with the perfect supportive environment to drive path –breaking innovation globally. The Windows 8 platform opens up for the developers the largest opportunity in history to shape the Apps ecosystem around one core operating system across multiple devices and hardware formats,  giving developers the chance to maximize their revenue with little or no tweaking. Windows 8 also works seamlessly across multiple coding languages and devices thereby making it not only a very flexible base to build on, but also the preferred platform/first choice of platform to build apps.

Developers will have the option of submitting Apps in over 20 categories ranging from food, finance productivity, books, social, photo, music and video and shopping. To support developers in their journey from turning a dream into a download, onsite staff will be available to assist Windows 8 AppFest participants with preparing their apps for eventual submission to the Windows Store. Microsoft brings the best global minds across every stage of the development process: be it design or technical support and help developers through a series of quality checks in addition to discussing techniques to make the app even better.

The Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 8 will be made available to developers attending the Apps Fest for Windows 8, who will also have the option of bring their own team of a total of 4 people to build Apps. This gives developers early access to prepare Apps and products for the Windows 8 global launch. The Windows 8 App Fest is therefore an international opportunity, for developers to build their Apps, which will then be available for download across the world through the Windows 8 marketplace

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