5 Winners

  • + Microsoft Surface with Black Touch Cover
  • + Windows Phone
  • + Featured in “Amp Up Your App” on Channel 9
  • + Consultation with Windows Phone Design team
  • + 1-year Dev Center subscription

The App to the Future jury will select FIVE winning designs from 50 finalists to receive a Windows Phone device (approx. value $500 US), Microsoft Surface with Black Touch Cover (approx. value $599 US), and one-year Dev Center subscription ($99 US), PLUS a phone call to review your app design with Windows Phone design team members and the opportunity to be featured in an “Amp Up Your App” episode on Channel 9. All winners will also receive additional editorial and social media coverage on the Core77 Network and be featured in an App to the Future gallery.


All entrants are encouraged to make your app a reality! After the winners announcement, Core77 will provide finalists with additional resources to help get your apps built and launched in the Windows Phone Store including:

  • + Access to the App to the Future Developer Directory—partner with a developer who wants to work on your app. Provide it for free or split the profits, it’s up to you.
  • + Locate your Windows Phone Champ—we’ll put you in touch with a Windows Phone expert in your region who understands the phone and platform, and will provide answers about the device’s capabilities, technical questions and assist with software needs.
  • + Showcase your app—on the Core77 Network via articles and social media, and in the App to the Future gallery. Completed apps are also eligible to receive additional marketing and promotion from Microsoft, the Windows Phone Dev Center and Channel 9.

Notable Finalists

  • + Windows Phone

  • + 1-year free Dev Center subscription


Any of the remaining 45 finalists who develop and publish their entries in the Windows Phone Store by the deadline set in the winners announcement will also receive a Windows Phone device (approx. value $500 USD), in addition to the one-year free App Hub subscription ($99 USD) already awarded. If the app was produced by a developer listed in the App to the Future Developer Directory, then both the designer and the developer team will receive a Windows Phone device (max of two phones for the entry).

50 Finalists

  • + 1-year free Dev Center subscription


50 selected finalists will receive a one-year free Dev Center subscription coupon* ($99 USD) providing Windows Phone Developer Tools and submissions to the Windows Phone Marketplace.


*Subscription coupon only valid in certain countries, go here to review your country's status.


See the Official Challenge Rules for more details.