Tips and gotchas for Windows 8 apps: Convertr

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 Richard Ye a student from The University of Waterloo who built an application called Converter. Could you briefly describe your application/game? Unit converters are one of the easiest and most overdone…

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Tips and gotchas for Windows Phone apps:InkSpill

This series features interviews with Windows Phone app developers who share the lessons they learned building windows phone applications. This week’s interview features Studio SYD, a software development startup who built a game called InkSpill Could you briefly describe your application/game? InkSpill is a puzzle/strategy game. The player start at one corner of the board,…

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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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Tips and gotchas for Windows 8 apps: WayTwoGood

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 Three Red Cubes a team of students from Ryerson University who built an application called WayTwoGood. Could you briefly describe your application/game? WayTwoGood is built to deliver aggregated daily deals from…

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Tips and Tricks from Students: Silverlight Phone app “Reflex”

This week’s interview features Philip Kurowski a student from The University of Western Ontario who built an game called Reflex Check out more tips from fellow students here Could you briefly describe your application/game? Memoreflex is a simple game where you play two rounds and try to get a high score. The first of the…

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Tips and Tricks from Students: Silverlight Phone app “TonalFlash”

Patrick Ayoup, a student from Concordia university built a musical key signatures application for Windows Phone and share what he learned Check out more tips from fellow students here Could you briefly describe your application/game? The app that I wrote is a very simple reference/study app for music students. This app serves two purposes, firstly…

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Tips and Tricks from Students: Windows Phone Game “Flipper”

Three students from Ryerson University: Kowsheek, Anthony, and Alexey (akaThree Red Cubes)  build their second Windows Phone Game and share what they learned along the way. Check out more tips and tricks from students here Could you briefly describe your application/game? Flipper is a simple and addictive puzzle game where you flip triangles to complete…

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Tips and Tricks from Students: Windows Silverlight Phone App “Wine Cellar”

Simon Carpentier a student from École de Technologie Supérieure shares a few great resources and tools on storing data and barcode scanning he discovered while building his first Windows Phone App Want more tips and tricks from students? Check here. Could you briefly describe your application/game? Wine Cellar is a Windows Phone 7 app designed…

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Step outside for a while – Meet the makers of “Indie Game: The Movie” a Sundance Film Festival Selection

Ever wondered what life is like for an independent game developer? Microsoft Student Partner Jessica Pellow interviews Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky about their film “Indie Game: the movie” a film selected for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival that follows the stories of four game developers. Bruce Mau, a Canadian designer, said “To invent something…

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Tips and Tricks from Students: Silverlight Phone app “Runner Pro”

Microsoft Student Partner Alaa Shaabana from the University of Windsor shares what he learned building his first Windows phone app Runner Pro Check out more tips from fellow students here. Could you briefly describe your application/game? It is a completely free and ad-free application to help users follow the couch to 5k running program. It…

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