Windows 8 App Factor: Learn Agenda (Friday, May 31, 2013)

Welcome and introduction 10:00am – 10:10am Windows Ecosystem Opportunity 10:20am – 10:30am Windows Development/.NET Overview Kevin 10:30am – 11:30am Load tools Bruno 11:30am – 12:00pm Lunch & Test Drive Lab (Form Teams, Announce Ideas) Alice, Bruno, Doris, Kevin 12:00pm – 1:00pm Ways to get an app done Doris HTML5 Alice Cross Platform solutions with XAMARIN…

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Get started creating Unity games on any platform (including Windows 8!)

Unity is a game development ecosystem that includes features such as the ability to export to multiple platforms, artificial intelligence, an animation system, special effects, and an Assets Store.  What does this mean for your Windows Store app development?  Unity uses DirectX for Windows Store and runs on almost any Windows 8 Technorati Tags: Windows…

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Create an iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 8 app with a shared code base using Visual Studio and Xamarin

Technorati Tags: Xamarin,Visual Studio 2012,Visual Studio,app development,iOS,Android,Windows Phone 8,Microsoft,Windows Phone,Windows Interested in building cross-platform apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 8?  Xamarin is a useful platform that allows you to write native iOS and Android apps from Visual Studio using C#. So how do you get started?  First, download Xamarin Studio at http://xamarin.com. Now…

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Build a great Windows Store app by leveraging Windows 8 templates on CodePlex with C# and JavaScript in Visual Studio

Excited about Windows 8 app development but not sure where to start?  There are a number of cool templates you can use on CodePlex, Microsoft’s free open source project hosting site.  Here’s how to get started: First, go to http://codeplex.com and search all projects for “win8template” at the top right. Browse through the templates and…

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Configuring your AT&T Data/APN settings on a Windows Phone

Technorati Tags: APN,AT&T,ATT,Cingular,wireless,SIM,SIM card,Windows Phone,Windows Phone 7,Windows Phone 8,data Did you switch your SIM card to an unlocked AT&T phone only to find that the data no longer works?  Not being able to access the internet can be frustrating.  You may need to add or edit settings for APN, or Access Point Name, which allows…

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Developers: do you have the App-Factor? Take that great app idea and learn, compete, and win with your Windows Store app at an event near you or online

Technorati Tags: Windows Store,Windows 8,Visual Studio 2012,Visual Studio,app development,developer,Unity,Construct2,Scirra,GameMaker,Microsoft Have app ideas? Have software development skills? If so, that’s all you need to learn, compete and win with Windows Store app development! 10 Cities, 100’s of developers and 1000’s of great ideas. Take your skills and ideas into a new economy and register for the…

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Students: how to set up your free Windows Phone dev account with DreamSpark

Technorati Tags: DreamSpark,Visual Studio 2012,students,Microsoft,Windows Phone 8,Windows Phone SDK,developer,account Are you a student?  Good news!  You can publish Windows Phone apps free with your DreamSpark account.  This process is a little different from setting up a dev account to submit an app to the Windows Store.  In this case, you will need to map your…

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Build a Windows Store App with Construct 2 and win a Windows 8 touch device, Windows Phone 8 HTC 8X, Contruct 2 Business license, and $100 vouchers

Technorati Tags: Scirra,Construct2,DreamSpark,VisualStudio,Windows Phone 8,HTC8X,Windows Store,Windows 8,Visual Studio 2012,developer   “Scirra [has] teamed up with Microsoft to launch a new Windows 8-based competition with some fantastic prizes! Create a new game with Construct 2, or port an existing one, and successfully publish it to the Windows 8 Store by June 21st to be entered in…

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Students: How to set up your free Windows Store developer account with DreamSpark

Technorati Tags: Dreamspark,students,Microsoft,Windows Store,developer,Visual Studio 2012,Windows 8,free Are you a student?  Good news!  You can publish and sell apps in the Windows Store for free!  But how do you set this up?  Hpefully this will simplify the process for you. First, go to http://dreamspark.com and click on “Learn more” under “DreamSpark for Students.” Click on…

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