Make Your Picks Today!

Can you pick which app will be the next rising star?  Make your predictions now.

The Next App Star competition is happening now, and everybody’s voting for their favorite app. It’s fun, it’s free, and anyone can vote. Plus, each day one voter will win a free Windows Phone, courtesy of the Next App Star team.

If you can predict the Next App Star champion, you’ll have a chance to win a beautiful Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone!  You know users. You know Windows Phone. You know apps. Use your expertise to predict the champion, and maybe you’ll be a winner too. Just complete a 64-app bracket here for a chance to win.

How to enter

  1. Register and log in to the Predict the Next App Star challenge
  2. Visit to view all the apps in the competition [Tip:Take a look at the apps and determine how you think the tournament will play out. Which app will win the championship?]
  3. Return between March 19 at 9:01 a.m. EST and March 22, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST to submit your picks and answer the “tie-breaking" question
  4. After you’ve submitted your prediction bracket, head back to and vote in each head-to-head app matchup, every day. And tell your friends and coworkers to vote, too. Help make your predictions come true!


  • The listener whose bracket gets the most points will win a Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone (ARV $599).
  • The first 500 listeners whose brackets get more points than both Ryan and Travis Lowdermilk’s brackets will receive a Dev Center token (ARV $99)
Final Standings Are In

The tournament is finished and the final results are published. Congratulations to the winners! Thank you for playing in the contest.

Rank User Entry ID Points Comments
1 Joe Todora 354599 258 0
2 Steve Hiner 358980 224 0
3 Ishai Hachlili 354558 196 0
4 Christopher Linton 358956 182 0
5 Mike Cusick 359063 170 0
Scoring Details
  • First Round correct picks receive 2 point(s)
  • Second Round correct picks receive 4 point(s)
  • Sweet Sixteen correct picks receive 8 point(s)
  • Elite Eight correct picks receive 16 point(s)
  • Final Four correct picks receive 32 point(s)
  • Championship correct picks receive 64 point(s)
Recent Comments
Lets do this!! Games are popular, but I think utility apps will give them a run for their money!
Posted by Washington Helps on entry 359013. 3/21/2013 9:35:49 PM
Nokia Developer token please.
Posted by Aaron Holness on entry 358231. 3/21/2013 11:18:49 AM
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