STAFF REPORT IBD: Microsoft Pakistan has recently organized first of its kind Industry Academia Collaboration event with the focus set on Windows Phone7 Application Development.
Microsoft Pakistan in alliance with P@SHA, HEC, wi-tribe, propakistani and Comsats held an Application Development Appathon and Exhibition at Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad Campus.
Speaking about the wi-tribes partnership with Microsoft Appathon, Ali Fahd, Director Marketing at wi-tribe, said, “Recognizing a growing need to support developer communities and the growth of broadband, wi-tribe has come forward with Pakistans first buy and sell application portal, wi-tribe Bazaar (beta), which addresses a significant market potential.”
More than 100 students from top universities of Islamabad and Lahore published and showcased their applications on the occasion.
The competition was unique; participants were not restricted to develop applications only on the assigned dates of the competition. Instead, the applicants could start developing their applications beforehand. What this means for them was that there was no time restriction; develop as much as they want, in the development environment desired.
Speaking at the event, Tahir Masood, Developer and Platform Group Manager at Microsoft, highlighted that, with the adoption of smart phones on Windows Phone platform, application development is and will be key focus to increase throughput of devices for people out there.

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