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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Don’t Launch Your Universal Windows Store App Before Reading This

Your Universal Windows Store App is ready to go to the Windows Phone and Windows 8 markets and I am assuming you have read the 5 most important resources before building your app. Well, don’t launch just yet! There’s a few things that you need to make your app an even greater success on the…

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5 Must Read Resources for Building Universal Windows Store Apps

With the release of Windows Phone 8.1, you can use the Windows Runtime to build apps for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices. If you are looking to get started building complex apps, you might want to take a look at these 5 must read resources before you get started. Trust me, they…

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Build Some Ears on Your App and then Listen!

Recently I have had taken some time to look at my existing apps instead of constantly pushing out new apps.  I came to the realization that I have just not spent enough time on my existing apps.  I think a common attitude among developers is "If I build it, they will come".  While there is…


You Definitely Want to Beta Your App

The process of creating an application does not only revolve around its development. There is another important aspect that we tend to avoid or not take seriously enough: user testing. Beta phase, as I like to call it. No matter which platform you build your app for, you need to test your app at some…


Security Risks and Recommendations for Mobile Apps

For the purposes of the below, let’s set the context that mobile apps include both Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps. Windows 8 introduced several security features, which are being rolled out gradually. Secure Boot, Early Launch Antimalware, as well as the new AppContainer technology added the security controls and features needed to enable developers…


Time Saving Tips to Get Your Windows Phone App Started

Now that you have your development environment set up and ready to go (in case you’ve missed it, check out my earlier post, Setting Up Your Windows Phone Development Environment in 30 Minutes (or less)), let’s go over the ways that Visual Studio can easily get you started without having to dig too deep into…


You Have What It Takes To Be A Mobile App Developer… You Really Do!

Years ago, in the not too distant past, I envied mobile app developers. They had the power and capability to develop and publish their own mobile apps, taking control of their career all while building an impressive portfolio of their work. Some even went on to become overnight successes. As a .NET developer looking to…


Building Secure Windows Phone 8 Apps – The Platform

Security on the Brain Security is something we all know is important, but is it something that we always do? Most likely, not always. That’s partially because security is complex and takes time to implement. Many of you, these days, don’t have that time (it’s all about shortest time-to-market, right?) to think about security. You…