Getting started with DirectX/C++ Gaming

Getting started with DirectX can be daunting, but there are a couple of new resources out that can help you! You won’t master DirectX/C++ game development in a day, but if you want some good resources to help you get rolling, there are two great resources you should check out: Introduction to C++/DirectX Game Development…


Join the Developer Movement Twitter Grand Finale Party #DevMov

Join us for the #DevMov Twitter party – an hour of tweeting, Q&A, prize giveaways, and more. Lots of students have already received rewards for their apps from Developer Movement. The Developer Movement program winds down at the end of June, but it’s not over yet! To celebrate the Grand Finale and the Developer Movement…


Double Points for Developer Movement until May 10th!

Developer Movement is offering Double points for every Windows 8 app you publish until May 10th and you could win a $500 gift card! The Developer Movement program which gives Canadian developers points for publishing cool apps to the store has a new challenge! Until May 10th, for every Windows 8 app you publish You…


Two more months to get great rewards for your apps!

Canada’s Developer Movement promotion that allows you to earn rewards for your apps has been extended to June 15, 2013. So you started an app and haven’t had time to finish it. Right now you are in the middle of exams, so I know you are swamped. Great news! Canada’s Developer Movement campaign has been…


Who ya gonna call?

You now have two great places to call when you need help with an app: a developer mentor or an expert at the app labs in Toronto, Montreal, or Vancouver. So, who ya gonna call? I’ll give you a hint, it’s not these guys. Well maybe Dr. Venkman would know how to build an app….


Canadian and US Phone Developers can get rewards through DVLUP

Complete challenges related to Windows Phone development, earn points, cash in points for rewards that can help you create great apps and help get them noticed! Canada has already got a great program to reward developers with cool stuff called Developer Movement. Now, Windows Phone developers can double down by registering for the DVLUP program….


The Developer Movement Phone Challenge is live

  Attention students! You now have a chance to win 1 of 5 Nokia Lumia 920’s All you need to do is publish as many qualifying Windows Phone apps as you can from January 25th to February 28th. With every app you publish you automatically get an entry into the draw. So if you…

How do I get started building Windows Phone 8 apps?

What do you need to build a Windows Phone 8 app? Windows Phone 8 was released at the end of 2012 and I am already getting questions from students about developing and testing Windows Phone 8 apps. First of all let me clear up two common misconceptions Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are not…


Get your Windows 8 app published by December 31st and you could win a Surface

Canadian Developers who register for Developer Movement and publish Windows 8 apps between December 6th and 31st could win a 64GB Surface. Wouldn’t you like to start the new year with a Surface? Odds of winning will depend on the number of people who publish apps, but these are still pretty good odds! A big…


How do you come up with your first app idea?

Anyone can build an app, that is the truth, but what’s should you try for your first app? If you sat down this weekend and took 3-4 hours you could build an app for Windows Phone or Windows 8. That is the honest truth! You download the tools here (windows 8) or here (Windows Phone),…