Do you want to know how long an activity takes you? Meet Timer – the student developed app that is a simple stopwatch and timer for Windows Phone. It is highly recommended and easy to use while it shows alerts even if the app is closed. You don’t want to miss this app with over 350 reviews and 4.5 stars!
If you are thinking about developing apps for Windows Phone the Getting Started Guide is a helpful resource to get you started in the right direction.
Bing.com shares awesome images each day and now you can see them directly from your phone with the student developed app, Papercut free. This app offers fresh new Bing backgrounds from 10 different regions all around the world with Live Tile displays. With a five star rating - be sure to check out Papercut free on the Windows Phone Marketplace.
We’ve gathered all of the content that was shared during the Imagine Cup themed week on the Microsoft Student Facebook page and @MS_Twitter handle for your convenience below. Be sure to check out the recap of the Imagine Cup chat on Twitter. If you have any questions or would like more information about Microsoft’s global student technologist competition, here are some resources:
The Imagine Cup Twitter Chat was very well received; we’re so glad you were able to get some questions answered from John Scott Tynes, Imagine Cup Competition Manager and Sally Buberman, Imagine Cup alumna and entrepreneur. For those of you who missed the chat, not a problem. We’ve highlighted the top Q&A below, so that you can better understand the Imagine Cup competition and its resources. If you have any more questions there a couple of different avenues you can take in order to get an answer:
Throughout my academic career, I have always been advised to find an internship or part-time job to supplement my curriculum in order to “put those classroom skills to work”. Although I whole-heartedly believe in this advice and its benefits for students, I opted for a different course. My decision was based on my thoughts that internships traditionally provided an environment where students can learn and apply their skills, but rarely allowed them to move beyond a safety net to experience failure. Yes, failure. In essence, internships are generally careful crafted and guided programs. It is a safe choice – and for many, it is perfect for what they are looking for in their career development. In my opinion, however, it is really through competitions that students are truly able to put skills to work.