1000+ Unity Apps on Windows and Windows Phone

Another post on the Windows Phone blog from a couple of weeks ago talking about the uptake of Unity as a development platform on both Windows and Windows Phone. http://blogs.windows.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/archive/2013/11/18/1000-unity-apps-across-windows-store-and-windows-phone.aspx And a good video introducing Unity development for Windows Phone. https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Inside+Windows+Phone/IWP50-Introducing-Unity-for-Windows-Phone-Devleopment

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

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…

Windows Phone Game Developer Workshop in Sydney 24/25 May

Thinking about writing a game for Windows Phone? Come along and learn from some of the best in the business. Featuring three strands from casual games you can write and publish in a couple of hours up to hard-core 3D games with the unity framework, this DevCamp has something for everyone. Get your game face…


Windows Phone 8 Training Kit Updated

The updated Windows Phone 8 Training Kit is live! http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38782 This kit contains 20 Hands-On Labs and a set of 6 presentations that can be used to drive code camps or for general training purposes. These are great for getting yourself up to speed with some comprehensive training, and they’re also excellent if you’re looking…

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…

Windows Phone 8 Development Internals book for only $10 – this week only

Just spotted this over on the Microsoft Press blog. This looks like an awesome book and you can have access to bits of it now for $10. If you wait until next week, the price goes up to $20, and it keeps going up as more of the book’s available (although for your $10, you…

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 SDK Available for Download

The Windows Phone 8 SDK is now available for download from the Windows Phone Developer site. Grab it today to start developing for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5. There’s also a great MSDN article – What’s new in Windows Phone SDK 8.0