5 Tips for Android Developers Transitioning to Windows Phone Using Unity

Harold Mintah, founder of Mintah, shares some tips for Android developers moving their apps to Windows Phone based. With the recent popularity of simple, blocky, voxel-art styled games I decided to create a cool new game called Log Hopper. Log Hopper requires you to tap the left or right side of the screen to make…

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Who is representing Canada at Imagine Cup World Finals?

We have selected a team to represent Canada at the Imagine Cup World Wide Finals in Seattle, Washington July 27-31st. Canada already had it’s best year on the Imagine Cup world stage!  Canadian teams earned honorable mentions in the Pitch video worldwide challenge, and two first place finishes in the User Experience and Project Blueprint…

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How do you know your loved ones arrive safely? Meet the winners of the Canadian Imagine Cup 2015 Innovation Competition

Imagine Cup challenges students to do great things with technology. The innovation category challenges students to use technology to come with an innovative business idea. Team Walk Safe from Queens University has built an app to help make sure you know the people you care about have arrived safely at their destination. The problem! You…

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Advertising is not a Dirty Word (Part 2)

Busier & Busier Check out Part1 where we came up with some ideas on increasing your requests and impressions.  We also define all the acronyms I’ll be using throughout this blog.  Without increasing impressions, increasing your payment rate (eCPM) is not going to make much difference so you really should read part 1 (shameless plug). …


The First App with a Patent! An Interview with Annecto

I had the opportunity to interview the developers (Mathieu Haddad and Prabhdeep Singh) behind Annecto about their experience building cross-platform native apps for iOS, Google and Windows Phone. Annecto lets users search and connect with professionals who share the same networking & career interests – at events, up in the air, or anywhere. From someone…

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The Power of Speech in Your Windows Phone 8.1 Apps–Speech Recognition

Previous posts in this series: The Power of Speech in Your Windows Phone 8.1 Apps The Power of Speech in Your Windows Phone 8.1 Apps – Text-to-Speech In the first two parts in this series, you learned how to enable users to launch your app using voice commands and how to allow your apps to…


The Power of Speech in Your Windows Phone 8.1 Apps - Text-to-Speech

If you’ve read the first post in the series, you are well versed in the ways of using voice commands to launch your Windows Phone app. If you completed the mini-challenges that I provided, then you’re well on your way to becoming an expert. Once a user launches an app using Voice Commands, they may…


The Power of Speech in Your Windows Phone 8.1 Apps

I had the opportunity to present a session on Speech Recognition for Windows Phone while at That Conference in Wisconsin Dells in early August. The session was well received and there was a lot of excitement among those that attended, so I promised them that I would provide an online walk through of the session,…


Free ebook Creating Mobile apps with Xamarin

Download the free ebook: Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms, Preview Edition: Cross-platform C# programming for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, by Charles Petzold. You can download PDF and Mobi formats at Microsoft Virtual Academy. Released Monday to help celebrate the Xamarin Evolve conference, this Preview Edition ebook is about writing applications for Xamarin.Forms, the new…

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Can a selfie detect anaemia?

At this year’s Microsoft Imagine Cup, team Eyenaemia used a Windows Phone and Azure to detect Anaemia with a selfie Sometimes students remind us of the true capabilities of the technology around us. This is especially true at the Microsoft Imagine Cup, where students are challenged to use technology to do something amazing. The only…

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