Windows 8 Super Hackathon – 27 March – 4 locations

Don’t miss this opportunity Join us in Mons, Brussels, Genk or Kortrijk  on March 27th for the 4-locations Super Hackathon. Code, build, eat, drink & win. Experts will be on site to help you with the last phase of building your first Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 application. We’ll be streaming live everywhere to… Read more

How to upgrade your app from Wp7 to Wp8

  With the release of Windows Phone 8, Microsoft introduced a number of new features for developers to use in their apps. Aside from these new features, there have also been quite a few improvements to the platform such as resolutions and the inclusion of the Panorama, Pivot and LongListSelector controls in the ROM of… Read more

Tips & Tricks to create the "best" Windows Phone App

 You ll find hereafter some advice on how to build a great WindowsPhone App. Windows Phone Developer Blog Windows Phone Dev Center: App certification requirements for Windows Phone – Windows Phone Store Test Kit – MSDN Articles Get Your Windows Phone Applications in the Marketplace Faster –… Read more

Web & Phone UX Event: Recordings, slides and content now available

In November we held the Web & Phone UX event in Ter Elst (Edegem), bringing a full day of sessions focusing on Web & Phone (WP7) Design and Development. Sessions included HTML5, Windows Phone Metro Design from thinking to building and refining, JavaScript habits and patterns, Windows Phone Mango development and Responsive Web Design. All… Read more

Web & Phone UX Tour Belgium on 3 November: full day encounter on HTML5, Phone and UX

Don’t miss our next event: Web & Phone UX Developer Tour Belgium, taking place on November 3rd 2011 in Ter Elst (Edegem, Antwerp). What can you expect? An inspiring day event addressing User Experience and Development for the Web and Phone, with sessions delivered by top international speakers paired with local experts. We’re starting off… Read more

Windows Phone 7 “Mango”: download SDK and consumer features unveiled

On May 24th Microsoft held a press conference announcing many of the new features coming to the next version Windows Phone 7. Codename for this version is “Mango” so we’ll refer to it by that name in the rest of this post. Note that the official name in the documentation is Windows Phone 7.1 beta…. Read more

Windows Azure Toolkits for iOS, Android, and WP7

We are extremely excited to announce the immediate availability of the Windows Azure Toolkit for iOS (v1.0.0).  This toolkit contains resources and services designed to make it easier for iOS developers to use Windows Azure.  This release pushes forward the momentum around Mobile + Cloud, and expands it such that we can make it easier… Read more

What I learned designing my first Windows Phone 7 app (guest article)

This is a posting by a guest author, Daniela Panfili. The same post is available on her blog TsoDa Place. Daniela Panfili is a user experience designer living and working in Brussels for Ordina. She is specialized in RIA and mobile experience design and lately approached the WP7 platform, building a news feed reader named… Read more

Windows Phone 7 “Mango”: what’s coming for app developers

Last week at MIX11 we announced the next update coming to Windows Phone 7. Joe Belfiore, overseeing Windows Phone Program Management came on stage to address the audience eager for more on Windows Phone. While starting with an update on why some ‘Nodo’ updates are taking longer than expected, Joe then switched to bringing us… Read more

Quick tip [link]: Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide now available

Last week the Patterns & Practices team announced the availability of the Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide. The guide describes a scenario around a fictitious company named Tailspin that has decided to include Windows Phone 7 as a client device for their existing cloud-based application. The book consists of seven chapters: Introducing Windows Phone 7… Read more