DevCon Alpha


About the DevCon Alpha Developer Contest

Mobile Monday Nigeria presents “DevCon Alpha: Build with Verve – Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Edition”. As a developer, you stand a chance of winning $300,000 in Marketing and Prizes by participating in this contest. The contest is co-sponsored by Microsoft, Nokia and Verve International.

The Agenda

The Grand Finale of DevCon Alpha will hold on the 31st of March 2014 at the Victoria Crown Plaza Hotel (292B Ajose Adeogun St, Victoria Island, Lagos.). Shortlisted contestants will be invited to present their completed apps and the Judges will announce the Winners.

How to Register to compete in DevCon Alpha

Step 1: Download the “DevCon Alpha” app from the Windows Phone Store here ( ).

You’ll need the following to complete your registration

  1. A Windows Phone 8 Device to install the App on.
  2. A Verve Card (obtainable from your financial institution or at ) to pay the token fee of 100 NGN required to complete registration.

If you are unable to pay, kindly contact Akinbobola at .

After registration, you’ll receive an email with details on the next steps you are to take.

Step 2: Study the documentation that describes how to integrate the Payment SDK into your Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Application. Check out the documentation at the Interswitch Connect Website

Step 3: Start Building your App!

Note that without Registration, you are not eligible to compete.

Useful Resources for the Competition


Join DVLUP to get exclusive access to App Challenges, news, events, partner opportunities and more. Visit the DVLUP Website for more.


Interswitch APIs let you easily build powerful e-commerce web, mobile and desktop applications using your choice of platform. Find out more at

verve sdk

The QuickTeller Payment SDK for Windows Phone 8 lets you easily add payment capability into your Windows Phone 8 application. Read more about how to implement it at

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