Microsoft to host Free App Labs For Windows 8 Developers in the Philippines

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Last October 26, Microsoft release the much awaited and talked about upgrade of the Windows OS; the Windows 8 and from the current reviews more often than not tech writers, blogger and reviewers are always complaining that there’s not enough app or only a handful of app are available in the Windows App Store.

In order to attract more developers to create Windows 8 apps, the software giant just announced that they’ll host a Free App Labs For Windows 8 Developers in 30 Countries around the world – including the Philippines.

The Windows Store App Labs are designed to help individual developers and startups build and test apps on the newest Windows 8 hardware, including Surface. The kick event was held in San Francisco and around 120 entrepreneurs, designers and developers were in attendance. Flixster, Wikipedia and Appfluence demoed their apps and provided some inspirational talk to developers.

The Windows Store App Labs in the Philippines will be on November 26, 2012 at Microsoft Philippines office in Makati. The Windows Store App Labs will be a four-hour lab sessions (one in the morning and another in the afternoon) – with a Microsoft Technical Expert taht will provide you an in-depth technical guidance and leading design assistance to get your app launched in the Windows Store. Microsoft said that you can either just go to the venue or register to make sure that you have a guaranteed four-hour slot.

This is a good thing for developers who – instead of developing for iOS or Android – wants to develop apps for Windows 8, we all know that the Windows (8) App Store ecosystem is still in it’s infancy (just 16,000 apps) and there’s a big chance that early Filipino Developers (or any developers) will hit it big and make a name for yourself, since you have less competition to think of.

Last modified: November 16, 2012

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