We have two big pieces of news regarding DVLUP today: First, we’re very excited to announce that DVLUP, the developer rewards initiative that everyone’s talking about, will be opening for beta in the UK. The site will open on February 25th, and members will be able to begin claiming rewards after April 1st.
In addition, the DVLUP beta for the US and Canada will no longer require an invitation. If you’ve been waiting to join, now’s your chance!
Earn badges and points for your development efforts and community support, show off your chops to the Windows Phone Developer community, and be rewarded for your efforts with badges, gift cards, t-shirts, accessories and more. We’ll be adding new local challenges, as well as challenges for all members regardless of location.
To join, just register on the DVLUP site with your Microsoft Account, and when asked for your country, select “UK” or “US/Canada” depending on your location. You’ll also need to have a Windows Phone Dev Center account to validate your membership.
Riaz Ahmed, one of our Developer Evangelists in the UK, told us that his team is really excited that DVLUP is launching in the UK after seeing a massive success through its private beta launch in the US and Canada. “DVLUP is a fantastic reward initiative that we hope will encourage the development of some great Windows Phone apps through the various challenges. The Nokia UK Developer Experience team will be setting up UK specific challenges for UK developers and we look forward to seeing the results, rewarding developer efforts and even showcasing some of the apps that have come out of DVLUP.”
We couldn’t have said it better, Riaz! We’re happy to be able to open our beta further and bring it our compatriots in the UK. Happy developing!