Ready to develop for Windows Phone 8?

Windows Phone 8 launched this week, so how can you build apps for the latest phones? Windows Phone 8 was launched Monday and the reviews are in. If you haven’t seen it yet, the Windows Phone website is a great place to see what’s new for the phone user. For the Windows Phone developer, the…

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Windows 8 development for iOS developers

If you’ve already built an iOS app, what do you need to know to build a Windows 8 app? The Windows Store site has added some great resources to help iOS developers create Windows 8 store apps. You’ll find Resources for iOS developers that includes all kinds of tips to help you get started How…

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Catch the //build/ keynote live now!

The //build/ conference sold out before many developers could register. But you can watch some of it online! Just a short note to remind you that if you want to build Windows 8, Windows Phone or Windows Azure. The Build conference is this week and some of the content will be live. The keynote is…

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Your code + Developer Movement = Rewards

Developer Movement is back and ready to reward you for your Windows 8, Phone and Azure apps Due to it’s incredible popularity last year, Developer movement is back, and it’s bigger and better! The Developer Movement program allows you to collect points for a variety of different tasks. You could earn 1,000 points today just…

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The Windows Store is open

A guest blog from the Windows Store Throughout the Windows 8 preview timeframe, we’ve been humbled by interest in the Windows Store and amazed at the level of creativity you’ve poured into app development on the new platform. With today’s launch of Windows 8, we’re excited to open the Windows Store to the world, providing…

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Windows 8 is here!

Today is October 26th, Windows 8 is here! Where in Canada can you go check out Windows 8 software and hardware? Out of curiosity I looked up a few Canadian websites today and found the following, this is not an exhaustive list by any means, but simply evidence that Windows 8 is out there!  …

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10 Things you may not know about Windows 8

You probably know that Windows 8 is available October 26th, but what don’t you know? 1. There are two editions of Windows 8 available: Windows 8  and Windows RT Both versions allow people to download apps from the store (so everyone with Windows 8 can download your Windows store apps.) Windows RT runs just the…

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Canada! Join the worldwide WOWZapp hackathon November 9-11th

Microsoft has created a worldwide hackathon called WOWZapp, Canada has a number of sites so you can be a part of it! You may have already heard about WOWZapp in TechCrunch or on CNBC. This is a worldwide hackathon for developers to get building cool apps for Windows 8. Canada is all in! Co-ordinated with…

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Last Chance to win a Kinect or Laptop just for staying connected

Want to know about student events and promotions in Canada? We’ve made it easy. “Gee I wish I’d known about that!” It’s a comment I’ve heard more than once from students in Canada. We try to do some pretty cool stuff during the year for students. The challenge we face is how do we let…

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Tips and gotchas for Windows 8 apps: Fractal Photographer

This series features interviews with student Windows 8 app developers who share the lessons they learned building Windows 8 applications. This week’s interview features Rudi Chen a student from University of Waterloo who built an application called Fractal Photographer Could you briefly describe your application/game? Fractal Photographer renders the Mandelbrot Set, a infinitely detailed shape…

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