Are you a Nigerian and an application developer? Great news for you. This may be your chance of winning great prices from the ongoing Microsoft contest known as 9ja apps competition aimed at increasing the amount of applications that will reach almost 800 million users of the Windows OS.

According to Microsoft’s press release, this contest which will terminate next 2 weeks is aimed at…

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The challenge is designed to empower local developers to take advantage of Microsoft’s new tools and resources to develop locally appealing and locally-relevant apps for the Windows platform, utilizing Visual Studio 2012 and the Windows Phone SDK, in addition to the Windows Azure SDK.

Yes, they want to empower the local developers, but at the same time Microsoft is pressing hard to beat the number of apps in her vault compared to that of her counterpart, Android and Apple iOS.

Prizes to be won:

  • 1st Prize is 2013 Kia Rio
  • 2nd Prize is N750, 000
  • 3rd Prize is a Windows 8 device for 5 winners

To learn more about this competition, click the official contest site here.