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I was asked to join DVLUP by Nokia because of my great app

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    RealBboy360

    I got an email from windows phone asking to join DVLUP and how I'm part of an elite group because so many people have downloaded my app (over 10k actually).  Does anyone know how exclusive this is and is it worth it.  The rewards I'm not that interested in.  Is there some cool stuff going on there that I'm not aware of?  Is it only for people that have over 5k downloads?  Are there hot Finish chicks on there?

    Here's part of the email I got:

    "As a published Windows Phone developer with over 5,000 downloads, you're part of an elite community of successful developers. It's been a while since you've updated an app and we wanted to encourage you to make an easy update as well as introduce you to the DVLUP program, where you can earn points to be redeemed for fantastic rewards. "

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    magicalclick

    Looks like some incentive program, congrats.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    PaoloM

    Everyone that was at Build 2012 got the invite. I got it last year before because I attended a training event.

    Doesn't look particularly exclusive...

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    dentaku

    It certainly won't get you cheevos either.

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    RealBboy360

    , PaoloM wrote

    Everyone that was at Build 2012 got the invite. I got it last year before because I attended a training event.

    Doesn't look particularly exclusive...

    Going to build 2012 is something to brag about though.

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    wkempf

    DVLUP isn't exclusive at all. Anyone can join by going to http://dvlup.com and registering.

    DVLUP is a "gamification" site for Windows Phone developers. You get points for releasing apps (both new and updates), are encouraged to develop certain kinds of apps considered "missing" from the ecosystem, can participate in developer forums, etc. The points you earn can also be redeemed for prizes: generally phones and phone accessories, though there's lots of other things as well, like gift certificates for Starbucks. Those rewards make it worth joining even if you don't participate heavily in the program, IMHO.

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    PeterF

    10k isn't particularly much actually...

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    RealBboy360

    , PeterF wrote

    10k isn't particularly much actually...

    Yeah, but I'm also very good looking.

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    dahat

    , RealBboy360 wrote

    *snip*

    Yeah, but I'm also very good looking.

    I have more downloads of an even more niche app (not to mention sales #'s I won't mention) and not very good looking... what does that mean? Wink

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    RealBboy360

    , dahat wrote

    *snip*

    I have more downloads of an even more niche app (not to mention sales #'s I won't mention) and not very good looking... what does that mean? Wink

    Props man, that helps your self worth.  It's all about adding up your self worth, I've created a pretty good calculator in my cheevos app.  That along with your game helps you pick on chicks or guys or whatever at the club.  If you're not very good looking, that means you gotta work extra hard on other stuff and have a lot of bling to attract people.

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    Bass

    , dahat wrote

    *snip*

    I have more downloads of an even more niche app (not to mention sales #'s I won't mention) and not very good looking... what does that mean? Wink

    I think you are good looking. Call me?

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    Ian2

    I am in the top 10 DVLUP (UK) but I am not good looking (but my kids are).

    What does that mean?

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    TexasToast

    @Ian2: It means that while you are geeking out on your computer your wife is fooling around. Smiley

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    RealBboy360

    , TexasToast wrote

    @Ian2: It means that while you are geeking out on your computer your wife is fooling around. Smiley

    He didn't mention that he had a wife, but if you do have a wife, I can't really give you advice.  Well, that is except there's no real reason to build your stats or go to the gym then.  Just get a good recliner, go to work, come home sit down, drink beer, play video games and watch TV.

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    Bass

    , RealBboy360 wrote

    *snip*

    Well, that is except there's no real reason to build your stats or go to the gym then.  Just get a good recliner, go to work, come home sit down, drink beer, play video games and watch TV.

     

    Plot twist: RealBboy360 is Ian's wife boyfriend and is giving Ian bad advise on purpose.

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    dahat

    @RealBboy360: You see to be mistaking me for someone who has an external locus of identity, mine is internal. Far better way to live IMO, less risk of disappointment & shame when one realizes that what they've focused on isn't worth much.

    @Bass: My wife may not like that.

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    RealBboy360

    Look I try to help.  I post on here and TA to help some very talented people out.  Many people on here have better apps and really good stuff, I'm saying flaunt it!!  Some with people on True Achievements, some have way more gamerscore than me, but don't capitalize on it.  I don't expect everyone or most people to take my advice, but for the few that do, they've said I've really made a difference in their lives.

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