New Microsoft DevRadio Episode: World of Warcraft API Starter Kit for Windows Store Apps

  Via Davedev.net…   If you have a spare twenty minutes you can watch me walk through the World of Warcraft API Starter Kit in the latest DevRadio episode.  This Starter Kit is designed to give you a fully functional Windows Store app in minutes using HTML and JavaScript.  All the building blocks of an…

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Announcing WOWAPI and APIMASH – free Starter Kits for your Windows Store Apps

Via DaveDev.net…     Over the course of the past few weeks my team has been hard at work on creating a bunch of Starter Kits in response to the questions we had been getting from Windows Store developers.  In particular these Kits focus on calling open web API’s for numerous services and wrap them…

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May and June begins Philly Appathon Wednesdays

Via DaveDev.net…   Updated April 29th, 2013 – Official registration links added for each week.  Registration Is not required but helps us in planning the event.   What is it? As part of the Philly Appathon contest and Keep The Cash you can get free help developing your app and time to network with your…

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Announcing the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Philly Appathon March 25th to May 7th

Via DaveDev.net… Update April 3rd, 2013 – The contest is now for BOTH Windows Store and Windows Phone 8 Apps!   I am pleased to announce that Microsoft and Philly.NET are hosting another Windows Store App contest!  Since the launch of Windows 8 the Windows Store as given developers the opportunity to sell their apps…

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28 days in – Windows Store Analytics for my Balloons game

Via DaveDev.net… Recently, I posted a game to the Windows Store based on a course I authored for Lynda.com.  The game was primarily meant as a learning tool for the course but in letting my young kids play I found it to be entertaining enough that some other parents might want to use it.  It’s…

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Windows 8 Game Kit updated with Settings Panel

Via DaveDev.net… Windows Store Setting Panel One of the more common tasks you will be required to do in your Windows Store App is add a privacy policy.  This is especially true if you have enabled certain capabilities like the WebCam.  I have updated the Win8GameKit with a quick and easy example of how to…

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The UTF-8 file encoding test detected the following errors in Windows App Cert Kit

  Via DaveDev.net… If you are getting this error message when running the Windows App Certification Kit you most likely are using a JavaScript file from the Web that has been encoded differently.  One of the great things about being a Web Developer targeting the Windows Store is you can utilize a lot of the…

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Building a Windows Store Game Using HTML and JavaScript available from Lynda.com

Via DaveDev.net…     Building a Windows Store Game Using HTML and JavaScript I am proud to announce my first course with Lynda.com is now available for viewing!  The course runs a little over two hours in length, includes complete source code, and step-by-step labs for each chapter.  I’ve never been a fan of having…

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This package was deployed for development or authoring mode error in Windows App Cert Kit

Via Davedev.net… If you are getting this error message when running the Windows App Certification Kit don’t panic! This package was deployed for development or authoring mode. Uninstall the package and re-install it normally.   This means you have a Windows Store app written in JavaScript that you deployed locally through Visual Studio instead of…

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Build a Hybrid App for Windows Phone 8 using appMobi

Via Davedev.net…     If you’re a web developer focused on HTML5 like me then chances are you’ve looked into how to port your web apps to one of the App Marketplaces out there.  I recently sat down with appMobi’s Developer Evangelist, Andrew Smith, to chat about how Web Developers can create Hybrid Apps which…

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