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The overall response to The RAD contest was overwhelming. With over 2,300 registrations, we had the tough task of narrowing down to three zonal finalists per city.

These zonal finalists presented at The Developers’ Nite held across the cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Pune.

Six zonal winners emerged. The competition only got tougher. But everyone wins here. The bottom-line lies in the passion with which these applications were architected, and developed.

However, only one of the six zonal winners walks away with the Tablet PC. Two walk away with a Pocket PC, and the other three get a swanky mobile phone.

To the other participants, MSDN will present plenty of more opportunities to win. Keep that passion alive!
The Judging Criteria

The judges present at the Developers’ Nite decided the zonal winners from three zonal finalists.

Further, the applications of the zonal winners were put through a rigorous quality monitoring and testing phase by Technical Evangelists at Microsoft India.

Each feature was graded on a scale of 1 to 10.

And the tabulated scores decided the winner.


And now the moment that all have been waiting for…
Divyesh Virani (Pune)
Application language – Visual Basic .NET
Application features: MSN Cricketer (Ball By Ball score, Compact Score, Match Recap, Full scorecard.); Dictionary (Searword or phrase); Google (Google Search); Yahoo Mail (Checking Yahoo mail); Whether (City Weather information search)

Jayakumar Natarajan (Bangalore)
Application language – Visual Basic .NET
Application features: Ball by ball Updates, Full score card, Refresh, SMS Question, Match Recap, SMS Score to Friend; Travel Accommodation Finder; Domestic Airways – Between major Cities in India; International Airlines – From Major Cities in India to other parts of the World; Microsoft Chat Updates, Microsoft event updates.

Ashish Shukla (Delhi)
Application language – C#
Application features: Business News, international News, national News, Kids news, Sports news, Live updates for latest information.
Rajat Jain (Hyderabad)
Application language - C#
Application Features - Stock Quotes, Airport Weather, Horoscope, Quote Of The Day, Business News, Tech News, Stocks World, Currency Rate Conversion, Sports News, Historical Stock Quotes, Send an Email for suggestions.

Phalguni Parekh (Mumbai)
Application language – Visual Basic .NET
Application features: Politics News, Sports news, Stocks details, Environment details, yesterday highlight news.

Congratulations Rajat, and Phalguni. You win the productivity enhancing Pocket PC
Arvind Corera (Chennai)
Application language - C #
Application Features - Ball by ball details; Match recap; Team standings with team details; Opinion poll; Current matches; Detailed scorecard and export facility into excel, save score details and print option; Analyze score into excel directly; Apart from normal window screen, two more appealing skins; HTML based help for user convenience.
Congratulations Arvind! Yes, you win the productivity optimizing Toshiba Portege 3500 Tablet PC.

The winners will be contacted by phone during the first week of October, 2003 by our Regional Directors for the prize distribution ceremony.

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