Windows Phone is great, but even the best OS is chained down if third-party apps are not there to support the platform. We have already seen Microsoft go after developers, and now Nokia is getting in on the action.
If you are a developer and want an extra incentive to build for the Windows Phone ecosystem, you should head on over to http://thecodewarrior.com/ to get in on the action. The purpose of the event is to create quality apps for the Marketplace and Nokia is offering incentives to build for the Windows Phone platform in the form of points, devices and even cold hard cash.
Microsoft and Nokia are both backing the event and it all kicks off on May 10 in Houston and will hit a total of 14 cities, before it draws to a close on June 12. You can take a look at the list here to see if a city near you is listed, if you're hoping to be a part of the Bounty Hunter Challenge.
Nokia and Microsoft know that shortcomings in the application line-up are often cited as the biggest problem in the Windows Phone ecosystem, and with these types of events, both companies are working hard to help close the gap in the Marketplace.
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