The Developer Movement Phone Challenge is live

  Attention students! You now have a chance to win 1 of 5 Nokia Lumia 920’s https://www.developermovement.ca/challenges.aspx#the-prize 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…


Free resources and SDK-mania!

What do Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional Edition and Windows Phone 7 Marketplace registration have in common? They both cost money. Money that you, as a student, don’t have to pay! As a reminder, DreamSpark (http://www.dreamspark.com) is your number one stop when it comes to getting great stuff at no cost. Simply verify your student…


Share your idea, get a Mango device. Simple!

Now here’s a neat opportunity, so listen up! Most app contests or giveaways require, well, an app. But not #WPAppItUp! For this one, we want to see your app ideas! If you have a Windows Phone 7 app idea, share it with us for a chance to get a Mango developer Windows Phone 7 device….


A Windows Phone 7 Malaria Test!

We’ve seen Windows Phone 7 in a completely different domain doing things that it was never meant to do before, but this is an even more astonishing story. Wilson To, a doctoral student in pathology at the University of California, combined his interests in pathology and photography to create a Windows Phone app that can…


Tower Defense Game Engine for Windows Phone 7

If you’re still unconvinced by the posts on this blog or resources elsewhere that getting started with Windows Phone 7 game development is not that difficult, then here’s another neat little tool for you – a ready-to-go game engine for the tower defense genre.   ScriptTD is a high-level engine that includes all of the…


Social gaming in the cloud!

Are you a social media geek and a gaming freak? If so, then it’s time you create your own social game in the cloud with Azure. To make it easier for you to get started, the Windows Azure team has a treat for you. The Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games includes everything you need…


Neat little change on AppHub

Remember that irritating little detail about registering on AppHub as a student, where your identity needed to be verified in order for your account to be activated and for that to happen you had to submit an app? Hard to submit an app when you need to test it on your device, which has to…


Get free tools from DreamSpark

Did you know that as a student, you have access to lots of freebies on http://www.dreamspark.com/? Need more development power than Visual Studio 2010 Express can offer? Want to get access to the full Microsoft Expression Studio suite? DreamSpark is the solution! DreamSpark provides students with various development and design tools at no charge. Additionally,…


Leveraging Windows Azure for Your Next App Idea

If you’re not already using Windows Azure somehow in your applications, I’m sure you’ve been hearing more and more about how Windows Azure can help you build applications faster by focusing on development and not infrastructure or how it can help you respond faster to customer needs by having infrastructure resources at your disposal the…


Build an app and you could win a trip to Australia

In case you missed it, the Great Canadian Apportunity (http://www.greatcanadianapportunity.ca) is now over and the winner has been announced! The Grand Prize winner will receive a whopping $10,000. The first runner up will enjoy a Mesh 2011 Conference Pack worth $3,000 along with a Windows Phone 7 device, while the second runner up will receive…