Feeds

Windows 8

Apple iOS 7 makes some users literally SICK. As in puking, not upset

Excessive zoom and 3D-effect graphics in Apple's latest iOS is leaving some users reaching for the sick bucket

Microsoft promises Metro developers 'fame and fortune'

What, this stuff doesn't sell itself?

The Power of One eBook: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

With the official launch of Windows 8 just a few months away, Microsoft has kicked off a new incentive program that promises developers "fame and fortune" if they build Metro-style apps for the new OS.

The program, hosted on Microsoft's Generation App website, follows on from an earlier, similar initiative for Windows Phone. Dubbed "30 to Launch", it claims it can equip developers to build a finished Metro-style app for Windows 8 in just 30 days.

Coders who sign up for the free program gain access to exclusive Windows 8 developer documentation, plus one-on-one advice from Windows 8 software architects and Metro design consultants.

"That's what Generation App is all about – shepherding applications for Windows 8 and Windows Phone from the initial inspiration, through development, to a place where they bring their creators the fame and fortune they deserve," the program's website says.

International developers will have to forego both fortune and fame, however; the program is only open to legal residents of the US aged 18 and up.

What's more, interested developers should move quickly, because Microsoft isn't exactly bending over backwards to help out. The program is limited to a total of 250 design consultations and 500 technical review consultations per month, and each participating developer is limited to one consultation of each kind.

Participating developers are encouraged to contact El Reg when their promised rewards arrive. Given the largely negative reaction to Metro so far, your humble correspondent suspects that "fame" and "fortune" may be relative terms. ®

Reducing security risks from open source software

More from The Register

next story
NO MORE ALL CAPS and other pleasures of Visual Studio 14
Unpicking a packed preview that breaks down ASP.NET
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Mozilla fixes CRITICAL security holes in Firefox, urges v31 upgrade
Misc memory hazards 'could be exploited' - and guess what, one's a Javascript vuln
Put down that Oracle database patch: It could cost $23,000 per CPU
On-by-default INMEMORY tech a boon for developers ... as long as they can afford it
Google shows off new Chrome OS look
Athena springs full-grown from Chromium project's head
Apple: We'll unleash OS X Yosemite beta on the MASSES on 24 July
Starting today, regular fanbois will be guinea pigs, it tells Reg
HIDDEN packet sniffer spy tech in MILLIONS of iPhones, iPads – expert
Don't panic though – Apple's backdoor is not wide open to all, guru tells us
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.