Microsoft has put an end to the suspense, and announce the winners of the first Dev Unplugged contest!
“The 18 winning submissions come to us from 13 different countries, and we think that is a testament to both how quickly HTML5 has caught-on and how level the playing field is globally for client-side developer talent,” stated Microsoft.
The grand prize is won by Edan Kwan’s “Music Can Be Fun”.
Kwan, is a freelance web developer in Hong Kong, China. Edan wins not just $9,000 USD but also a Golden Ticket to the Future of Web Apps conference in Las Vegas! It’s a fantastic event and we’re excited to be sponsors this year.
The soundtrack for the app was the song “Boy”, by the band Ra Ra Riot. When the band had a chance to play with his app, they were impressed:
“Ra Ra Riot is excited to see their song “Boy” incorporated into the winning site for the Dev Unplugged contest. Edan Kwan did an amazing job presenting immersive visuals that brought the song to life in such a creative way. Music Can Be Fun is quite addictive and I am sure we will be playing with it as we make our way around the globe from show to show.” - Josh Roth, Owner/Manager, Light Fiction Management
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