By Emeka Aginam
The software giant, Microsoft Nigeria has formally announced the extension of its 9jApps contest deadline which originally ended on June 14, 2013 till July 19, 2013.
The challenge which was launched on March this year was 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.
Shina Oyetosho, Developer and Platform Evangelism Lead Microsoft Nigeria in a statement said that, said “We are highly impressed with the quality and turnout of apps submitted, both in the Windows 8 and Windows phone category to the app store.
“However, we have received overwhelming request from the developer community for more time so that they can be part of the contest, hence the extension”.
The 9jApps contest a Microsoft, Nigeria initiative partnering with Nokia, DELL and the Co-creation Hub (CCHub, Nigeria) is committed to working with students, entrepreneurs, and independent developers to help them create the next generation of world-class apps on the Windows Platform, to bring relevant content and new business opportunities to people across Nigeria.