Be your own movie critic with Filmwave, the next-generation free Windows 8 app that is garnering hundreds of daily downloads from movie lovers across the globe.
Designed to showcase current and upcoming movies, Filmwave delivers a detailed rundown of showtimes and nearby theater locations, in-depth synopses, film trailers, current Twitter feeds and one additional feature that sets it apart from other Windows 8 movie apps: the ability to be your own movie critic.
Only Filmwave allows you to recommend, critique and discuss any movie – whether it’s in theaters or in the film vault – all without the need to create a profile. Instantly review your box office experience and share with friends, then delve deeper into related films with Filmwave’s unmatched advanced search capabilities
Binterview takes the pain out of recruitment by managing job posting and applicant status and data.
Quickly and easily enter job postings and job applicants, and keep track of them in an intuitive manner. Manage candidate information visually, and keep all relevant data in view.
Be well prepared for the interviewing process with candidate data at your fingertips. Take detailed notes and attach files and photos to keep information in one easy to use location.
A simple memory match game in the spirit of the Windows 8 user interface. With three levels of difficulty, see how fast you can match tiles, numbers, or letters and how long of a streak you can get! With enough interest, future updates may include a high score list so you can compare your results with the rest of the world, people in your city or Xbox Live friends, a new game type using pictures (even ones from your computer), and even a marathon mode.
To enter simply use the sign up button on the right side of this page and provide the required information. Build a Cool Windows 8 App and submit it by April 15. We will contact you with information on how to present your app to the judges. Winners will be selected by April 17th. You must submit the app to the store in order to win!
Each participant must create a Windows Store app which will be presented to the judges.
The app cannot have been published to the Windows Store prior to March 26th, 2013.
Your app must run on Windows 8 or Windows RT. You can get access to a 90-day trial of Windows 8 RTM here or purchase a full Windows upgrade license from here. If you have a Mac, you can download Parallels then run Windows 8.
Participants in the contest will be contacted by a Microsoft Technical Evangelist who will be able to provide guidence and technical assistance in building the app.
You are eligible to enter this Contest if you meet the following requirements at time of entry:
This Contest is void outside the geographic area described above and wherever else prohibited by law.
At the end of the contest, the judges will review all eligible entries received and select the top three based on the judging criteria described below.
|Viability||The first step in building a great app is identifying the need you seek to meet with your app. This could be a problem you wish to solve, a task your app will help your users do, or maybe a better, faster way to accomplish something. A successful app will meet an important need and be part of a sustainable business.||20%|
|Windows Experience Design and User Experience||Windows experience design is an important part of building a great Windows Store app. Apps must place a focus on great user experience and design. Key elements for your Team to address:||30%|
|Windows 8 Platform||How does your Team's app leverage Windows 8 platform features to create a unique and powerful solution? The judges will be looking for creative and effective use of the Windows 8 app model and new platform features. Key areas for making use of the Windows 8 platform are listed below:||30%|
|Originality and Innovation||How unique and original is your Team’s idea? How well does your app compete against any competitors? How does your Team’s app make innovative usage of the Windows 8 platform to meet your users’ needs?||20%|
If you are a potential winner, we will notify you by sending a message to the e-mail address, the phone number, or mailing address (if any) provided at time of entry within seven (7) days following completion of judging. If the notification that we send is returned as undeliverable, or you are otherwise unreachable for any reason, we may award to a runner-up.
If there is a dispute as to who is the potential winner, we will consider the potential winner to be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter the Contest.
If you are a potential winner, we may require you to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability/Publicity Release and a W-9 tax form or W-8 BEN tax form within 10 days of notification. If you complete a tax form, you will be issued an IRS Form 1099 the following January, for the actual value of the prize. You are advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of accepting a prize. If you are a potential winner and you are 18 or older, but are considered a minor in your place of legal residence, we may require your parent or legal guardian to sign all required forms on your behalf. If you do not complete the required forms as instructed and/or return the required forms within the time period listed on the winner notification message, we may disqualify you and select a runner-up.
If you are confirmed as a winner of this Contest:
PLEASE NOTE: It is your sole responsibility to review and understand your employer’s policies regarding your eligibility to participate in this Contest. If you are participating in violation of your employer’s policies, you may be disqualified from entering or receiving prizes. Microsoft disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for disputes arising between an employee and their employer related to this matter, and prizes will only be awarded in compliance with the employer’s policies.
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES: Microsoft is committed to complying with government gift and ethics rules and therefore government employees are not eligible.
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If you attempt or we have strong reason to believe that you have compromised the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Contest by cheating, hacking, creating a bot or other automated program, or by committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we may disqualify you, and ban you from participating in any of our future Contests, so please play fairly.