Just a quick blog post to remind you to take five minutes and finish that Windows Mobile developer survey we mentioned a few weeks ago – you’ve got until the end of December to get it done. I know it’s a little long, but once you finish it, you’ll be eligible for entry into the prize draw for $100 worth of Amazon shopping goodness. Think of the SD memory card you could get, or even a WiFi card if your device doesn’t have WiFi built! Oo, nice. Or you could spend it on a New Year gift for that someone special.. (me? why you’re too kind – I need a new pair of socks, thanks). Even more importantly, you’ll be helping us decide how we use our resources for the next releases: do you want huge samples? more reference topics? video podcasts? API reference topics presented in song-format? Now is your chance to let us know. We’re going to disect the survey data with a comb that is so finely-toothed that some kind of electron scanning microscope will be required just to pick it up.
If you started the survey and gave up, perhaps distracted by something shiney or a new API to try out, you’ll be pleased to learn that you don’t have to start from scratch. We use a fancy survey tool that will remember how far you got last time, and let you carry on from where you last stopped.
By the way, apologies to non-US folks who are ineligible for the prizes, which I know sucks. We’re looking at ways to get around this, but you would not believe the red tape involved in trying to get an International prize draw organized. Of course you can still take the survey, and we’d be delighted if you did, but we can’t bribe you in the same was as US residents at the moment.
So here is the blurb again:
We are giving away 5 Amazon.com gift cards worth $100 each. Complete the Windows Mobile Technical Resources Survey, and you will be entered in a random drawing for one of the cards. Please take a few minutes to let us know what you think so we can improve the Windows Mobile SDK Documentation, the Windows Mobile Technical Articles, and the Windows Mobile Community Resources (e.g., Webcasts, Microsoft blogs, eHowTo videos) you find on the MSDN Windows Mobile Developer Center.