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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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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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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Windows 8 Game Kit updated with Windows Store Share Contract

Windows Store Share Contract I had some requests for an example of the Windows Store Contract in the Kit.  I created simple function that will allow the player to share out their score with other Windows apps at any time.  The purpose here is a quick and easy example you can add to your own…

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Microsoft DevRadio: Using AppMobi to Build Windows 8 & Windows Phone Apps

Via Davedev.net… DevRadio: I recently had the pleasure of interviewing appMobi Developer Evangelist Andrew Smith on DevRadio.  We chatted about how web developers can now easily build apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone.  If you’re an HTML5 or JavaScript developer looking to get your apps into multiple platforms, you don’t want to miss this…

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Playing and developing Games on Windows 8 with a Razer Blade Laptop

  Via Davedev.net…   Disclaimer: I am an employee of Microsoft focused on Gaming Technologies.  The opinions expressed here are my own and do not reflect those of my employer. Overview I’ve never been much of a console gamer I admit it.  I’ve been an Xbox live member for over a decade but the versions…

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Windows Store now open to all developers in 120 markets!! Let the gold rush begin!

Via the Windows Store Blog… “ Today’s an especially great day to be a developer. We’re very excited to announce the last significant milestone in the rollout of the Windows Store before the general availability of Windows 8 on October 26. The Store is now open for app submissions from all developers – individuals and…

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Accessing the Accelerometer in a Windows Store App using HTML and JavaScript

This is the fifth in a series of short screencasts that will teach you Windows Store App development in a fun and immersive way via casual gaming.   This screencast covers accessing an Accelerometer Sensor in your Windows Store App using HTML and JavaScript.    You can watch the video on Channel 9 here:   Slides can…

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