Options for publishing Windows Phone beta apps and testing in-app purchase

A nice post on the Windows Phone blog this week on options for testing Windows Phone apps with a discussion of the stages of testing from running in the emulator through the store test kit and into beta testing. http://blogs.windows.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/archive/2013/11/27/options-for-publishing-windows-phone-beta-apps-and-testing-in-app-purchase.aspx


Sydney Opera House Hackathon Dec 7-8

The iconic Sydney Opera House are running a Hackathon in Sydney over the weekend of Dec 7-8. With a first prize of $4000, this might just be a great way to spend a weekend. They’re making a heap of great data sets available including archival recordings and a huge 3-D spatial data set with a…


Windows Phone 8 Update 3 Announced plus Windows Phone Preview for Developers

We just announced that Windows Phone 8 Update 3 is coming. The full feature list is in the post, but in summary: Support for bigger, higher-resolution screens More powerful hardware Driving mode Internet Sharing improvements Lots more, including the thing that’s going to bring cries of joy in my house, screen location lock! At the…


Free Nokia Design/Developer Workshops in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne

Nokia are running Design/Developer camps in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne. The Sydney event is on this Friday/Saturday 18/19 October. Perth is 25/26 October and Melbourne 1/2 November. These look like great sessions, delivered by experts Shane Morris and Nick Randolph, in conjunction with Nokia’s Vaughan Knight. Full agenda and details are on the sign up…


Building a Windows Phone Transport App for NSW

Dave Glover’s just posted a call to Be Part of the Windows Phone Developer/Designer Virtual Team “NSW Transport App Hot House”. Transport NSW are making a set of data feeds available around real-time bus and train status (vehicle locations, station maintenance, accessibility etc.) and are running a comp to find developers and designers to consume…


More useful Windows Phone 8 Resources

Announcing the new Windows Phone 8 Developer Platform by Kevin GalloVisual Studio Blog – Introducing Windows Phone SDK 8.0 .Net Framework Blog – Announcing the release of the .NET Framework for Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone Blog – Meet Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone Dev Center Twitter Feed Windows Phone Twitter Feed


Windows Phone 8 Training and Hands-On-Labs in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney

[13/11] Update – added Agenda below Last week I sent a Save the Date to the Australian Windows Phone Community List where I foreshadowed training in Windows Phone in conjunction with Nokia this month. Well, with the release of the new Windows Phone SDK yesterday, I can now announce it will be Windows Phone 8…