Bangalore: Microsoft Windows 8 Appfest made history by setting a new Guinness world record for most participants in a software development marathon at one location in Bangalore on Saturday.

The Appfest saw participation of 2,567 developers coding non-stop for 18 hours.
The event, hosted by Microsoft and aimed at encouraging developers to build, design and test applications (apps) for the Windows platform, had commenced in Bangalore on Saturday afternoon.
Paul O'Neill, Vice President, Guinness World Records Commercial announced Microsoft's entry into the Guinness world records for "Most Participants in a Software Development Marathon in One Location".

A certificate validating the record was presented to Jon DeVaan, Corporate Vice President for Windows Development at Microsoft, and Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation India Pvt Ltd.
At the closing of the Windows Appfest, O'Neill said, "The spectacle of thousands of developers toiling through the night has demonstrated great commitment to their work."
Pramanik said: "This Guinness Record at Windows AppFest is a great accomplishment by all the developers who participated. Over the course of the 18 hours of the Windows AppFest we saw some outstanding talent and many innovative apps being developed."


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