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UWP developers can now register their apps for next year's Launch event

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Earlier this year, a community of UWP developers debuted an event called Launch, which served as a platform to promote universal apps for the Windows platform, including a whole new version of myTube!, a Spotify app called Spotimo, and more. Launch is going to be an annual event, it seems, and today, Arlo Godfrey - one of the developers behind the project - announced that registrations for the 2020 edition of Launch are already open.

The announcement was made on the unofficial UWP Community Discord server, and there's a few points that are worth noting. First, this year's edition is looking for original apps, rather than apps that try to replicate functionality from other apps. It also is mostly focused on all-new apps, and not major app updates that developers may have planned.

For those that are confused as to what defines a UWP app - which many people are -, the rules say PWAs and React Native apps count, since they're still universal, scalable, and have access to WinRT APIs. As long as they make use of Windows 10 features, they're still valid. Perhaps the most important thing to note is that you must make your submission by March 31st.

If you're interested in participating, you can register through the new UWP Community website. You can also join the UWP Community Discord server if you want to discuss the event or other UWP-related matters.

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