Step-by-Step creating an app to find the nearest…

Can you really just take a template, change the data source and have a useful app? If you find the right data source, then the answer is yes. OpenData is an amazing concept. Organizations (especially municipal, provincial, and federal government) give the public access to their data so it can be used for websites and…

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Template of the week: Game starter kit with high score table

This game starter kit contains everything you need to get started game programming for Windows 8 including online high scores with Windows Azure. You can find more templates here. This HTML and JavaScript game template kit comes with an example game you can modify and play with. The code is all in one file so…

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Template of the week: Windows 8 Find a nearby…

This template will help you build apps for Windows 8 that find nearby points of interest. This blog is part of a series How many times have you wanted to find a nearby restaurant? gas station? grocery store? This Windows 8 sample project provides you with a good sample structure and code for building apps…

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Template of the week: Windows 8 HTML5 Pong Game

HTML5 Pong is a great template for developers who are new to HTML5/Canvas or game development in general This blog is part of a series Okay full disclosure I wrote this template but that’s not the only reason why I think its great. This template shows you how easy it is to get your game…


Template of the week: Windows 8/Web/Phone HTML5 Game Yeti Bowl

Yetibowl is a great resource for the XNA developer who wants to learn how to cross over to HTML5/Canvas or the HTML5 developer who wants to learn games. This blog is part of a series Okay Yetibowl isn’t exactly a template, but it serves a similar purpose. A template helps you get a jumpstart on…

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Template of the week: Movie App design template

This is a design template for a Windows 8 movie app that contains photoshop source files, images and an HTML/CSS Blend project If you missed any other templates of the week, you can find them here. A great app deserves a great User interface (UI). Some of us are good at coding, some of us…

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App Template of the week: Bringing a WordPress site to the Windows 8 store

This week’s template allows you to take a website build using WordPress.org and turn it into a Windows 8 store app If you missed any other templates of the week, you can find them here. This week’s template was created to make it easy for a WordPress.org user (not wordpress.com) to quickly create a Windows…

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App Template of the week: Club/Team Windows 8 Template

The following Windows 8 template makes it easy to get started on an app with a blog reader, twitter feed, list of events, members, and photos. If you missed any other templates of the week, you can find them here. This week’s template was created to make it easy for a club, team, or organization…

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Building a great Windows 8 app Step 6: Which template should you use?

You are about to start coding your Windows 8 project, what template should you start with? This blog is part of a series. Picking the right template at the start of your project can save you a lot of work! Finding the right Visual Studio template, or finding a project template out there that is…

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Got a WordPress site? Bring it to Windows 8 quickly and easily

This open source template makes it easy for you to take a WordPress site and provide it’s content through a Windows 8 store app if you are a WordPress user (WordPress.org this template does not support WordPress.com), there is an open source Windows 8 template built by IdeaNotion you can use to quickly create a…

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