Microsoft’s ‘30 to launch’ contest winners announced

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Microsoft has announced the winners of their ‘30 to launch’ developer contest, which challenged developers to go from picking a concept to publishing a Windows Phone 7 app in less than 30 days.

The 4 grand prize winning apps are Brain Cube Reloaded, Play the Hunt, Social Mints, and Surf Info.

Social Mints is an app that allows you to easily monitor the Web and Social Media for interesting and trending content in real-time. You can track & measure what people are saying about a topic that interests you, get the latest on a celebrity or event and keep tabs on your favorite sports teams.

Play the Hunt is a treasure hunt game played in the real world using your Windows Phone.

In this game, you have to figure out the next location from the given clue. When you arrive at a location, you have to play a mini game on your phone and upload a picture before you can move on to the next clue.

The Surf Info shows the current conditions at various surf spots around the U.S. All of the data backing the score is similarly presented in a concise and colorful form.

Brain Cube Reloaded is a Rubics Cube type game with great graphics.

Their developers will receive a state-of-the-art entertainment package that includes a La-Z-Boy© recliner and a Lenovo®IdeaPad U300 Ultrabook.

Read more about the apps at 30tolaunch.com here.

Thanks Ran for the tip.

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