Core77 today announced the five winners and 95 finalists in this inaugural global competition, Fast Track to the Mobile App.
The competition challenged designers to push the boundaries of workplace productivity through apps designed for Windows Phone. Designers and developers now begin the development process, wherein designers work with developers to translate their ideas into working phone apps.
The five winners are Bridge App, Ying Wei Toh in collaboration with Dennis Park, Seoul, South Korea; Blackbelt App, Mark William Salerno, Melbourne, Australia; Social Mints App, Pratik Kothari, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA; Rhythmatic App, Geof Harries, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada; and Car-Pal+ App, Alan Asher in collaboration with Chris Bartlett, Denver, Colorado, USA. These winning designers are offered an App Development Deal (an opportunity to pair with a registered Windows Phone developer in a revenue-splitting partnership), Windows Phone, Xbox 360 with Kinect, and an App Hub subscription. Additionally, ninety-five finalists received an App Hub subscription with access to free developer tools.
"The unique aspect of this competition is that winning proposals are going to be built and sold," said Eric Ludlum, Partner and Creative Director, Core77 and Fast Track Judge. "This added a tough dimension to the jury's deliberation, but with diligence and expertise they narrowed the field in a thorough discussion of aesthetics, interaction, utility, leverage of the Windows Phone platform, and build-out potential."