Are you a developer, creator, innovator or more specifically game maker? Participate in the Microsoft Dream Build and Play 2017 Challenge and you could win more than $200,000 in prizes.
Build Dream Play challenge is an indie game development contest which is open to all developers. You can either work alone or in a group of seven team members. There are four game categories. It doesn’t matter what tech you use in the development process. What matter is publishing your games as a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) game. The challenge is powered by Windows, Azure and Xbox.
Challenge is pushing game makers to maximize their creativity and create experiences that engage gamers from across the world.
Dream Build Play categories and Prize amounts;
Cloud-powered game – Grand Prize: $100,000 USD
PC game – Grand Prize: $50,000 USD
Mixed Reality game – Grand Prize: $50,000 USD
Console game – Grand Prize: $25,000 USD
There’s also another feature prize of $5,000 USD. The Developer Diary Contest, if you document and share your game building journey.
The contest is already opened. Here are some key dates to note:
June 27: Competition opens for registration
August 2: Team formation and game submission period opens
December 31: Game submission period closes
January 2018: Finalists announced
March 2018: Winners awarded
Register for the challenge and don’t forget to read the rules and conditions of the contest. Visit contest page.
What’s more? You can search the Dream Build Play community and engage with innovators and game makers from across the globe.
If you have no development skills but what to use this opportunity to start. Get started with UWP game development Game Development Guide.
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, the next update to Microsoft’s Windows 10 OS will be available 17th October.
Microsoft will be rolling out the fourth update to Windows 10 with the Fall Creators Update on 17th October 2017. The update is feature rich than the previously rolled out Creators update in April this year. Microsoft Windows and Devices Group Chief Terry Myerson says “We are coming up on our fourth major update to Windows 10, and our mission with these updates is to create a platform that inspires your creativity”.
“our mission with these updates is to create a platform that inspires your creativity“
We learn’t from Build this year some features coming in the Fall creators Update. These include; better Windows Inking capabilities, a new outlook and feel of the OS with Microsoft fluent design system. Story re-mix app. Changes coming in the video and photo’s app. Windows Mixed Reality and the availability of a variety of headsets that will also start shipping on October 17th.
Interested in a new Microsoft Lumia device? Check out the Telefonika Ghana Extended Offer promotion for deals.
In the Extended offer promotion, Telefonika Ghana is giving out some gifts with the purchase of any of the following Microsoft Lumia devices. The offer they say is valid while stock lasts. Headset, Bluetooth headset, Watch, Glass protector and Glass screen protector’s are the freebies being offered with the purchase of a discounted device.
We are giving away amazing freebies with every handset purchased from us. This promo has been extended to 20th September. Visit any of our stores throughout Ghana or our online store (www.telefonika.com). Offer is valid while stocks last.
Here’s the official statement about the promotion:
Buy any of the devices and instantly get 1GB free data for 30days and receive double data on all weekly and monthly data packages you buy. This discount offer is available to all our new and old customers and can be found in all of our shops countrywide.
We don’t know when this offer ends but think there are some really good offers in there. Especially the Lumia 650 at GHS 375.
Here’s a list of the offer up;
Microsoft Lumia 950XL – GHS 1230 (don’t know if this is the Dual or single SIM)
Microsoft Lumia 950 – GHS 1100
Microsoft Lumia 650 – GHS 375
Microsoft Lumia 650 – GHS 270
This looks like an opportunity to get an extra device for Windows 10 Mobile Insider previews.
Have you been looking for an offer? Seen better discount prices anywhere? Do you intend to get one? Share with us.
Bisa is a health application platform that brings a doctor to the patient via a smartphone or web app.
Bisa Health app is a mobile application that allows people with a smartphone interact with medical practitioners. The user does not have to be present physically at a hospital or medical facility. The platform isn’t an alternative to seeking a health treatment. It seeks to bridge the health information gap.
This is an advantage to people who need medical care and advice but are not able to visit the hospital for various reasons like; poverty, long queues at the hospital and the fear of stigmatization; especially for people who have symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STDs) or diseases in areas that they feel are private or that makes them embarrassed to seek the needed treatment.
The Bisa Health App founders believe there is a gap in the healthcare system. Where some people are not able to easily seek medical help when needed and the platform can address this gap. However, healthcare is a basic amenity which everyone should be able to access and Bisa seeks to address this disparity in access to healthcare.
The app does not only address the problems of getting medical attention from qualified doctors but it also helps in the prevention and spread of disease by providing up-to-date information on the epidemiology and pathogenesis of common diseases and how to control spread of diseases during outbreaks.
How It Works
Currently the Bisa App is only available for Windows mobile devices from the Windows store. Maybe there’ll be a universal windows app soon?
Download the app from the Windows store . You do not need to sign in to ask a question. But you’ll need to provide some details so you can receive a reply to your question.
Bisa App is supposed to revolutionize health care in Ghana and Africa. From the comfort of your home, office, etc ask a doctor any question.
If you are not sure how to describe an ailment, you can take a picture of the affected skin or medical condition and attach it for better assessment and answering.
When you ask a question, you’ll need to give it sometime before you receive a reply. I sent a question in the morning and got a reply in the evening.
Also there are other health information’s available in the application that spans various topics. The platform also seeks to provide real time information to people on health issues when there’s an epidemic or outbreak.
Give the app a try. Download it, ask a question get a reply and tell us what you think.
With the holidays upon us we believe some are looking to compare prices. We also believe there are some who are trying to find which store has a particular device.
Here is a round down on Microsoft Lumia. devices. We’ll also update this list with more stores as we get them in. What you need to know is some of their branches will have sock of some whilst others wouldn’t. You’ll have to kindly contact the stores on this.
We are currently working on getting you a more comprehensive location of major stores around the country so stay tuned.