Make Windows 8 Games with Construct 2

This post is part of 3 week series giving current and aspiring game devs the tools, resources, and advice they need to get started building for Windows. Check out the overview of the series to find what you need. For additional resources to build your app check out AppBuilder. Creating a game for Windows 8…


Student App Challenge is Back: Get up to S100 by April 14th, 2014

We are super excited to announce the return of the Windows 8 Student App Madness Challenge. Create and publish a Windows 8 app by April 14th, 2014 and you could win* a $50 gift card. Promote your app and receive 100 downloads for the chance to win* an additional $50 gift card. Microsoft will provide…


Free Game App Development Hands on Training

  Do you have ideas for a great game? Do you have software development skills? If you answered ‘yes’ to both, and want to make your idea a reality, join us in person and learn how to make games targeting Windows 8.1 and/or Windows Phone. Build a game in record time! Whether you’re a student,…


Learning Windows 8.1 in One Page

         Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 will begin rolling out worldwide as a free update for consumers with Windows 8 or Windows RT devices through the Windows Store. Windows 8.1 will also be available at retail and on new devices starting on October 18th by market. Windows 8.1 continues the vision we…


Unity: Free Add on for Windows 8 | Start Learning Presentation/Tutorials | Over $100,000 Contest

       Unity 4.2 is here, and the latest update to the 4.x cycle includes deployment to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Unity is popular cross-platform game engine with a built-in IDE developed by Unity Technologies. It is used to develop video games for web plugins, desktop platforms, consoles and mobile devices, and is…


Windows 8 App Development Opportunity

I had the honor to present Windows 8 app development opportunity for teachers and students at MPICT’s Faculty Development Training last week at City College of San Francisco Mission Campus.  Many of them have asked for presentation and resources, and I thought it is a good idea to share so I posted in my blog….


Free Windows 8 App Development Training and Hackathon

Have app ideas? Have software development skills? If so, that’s all you need to learn, compete and win! 10 Cities, 100’s of developers and 1000’s of great ideas.  Take your skills and ideas into a new economy and register for the Windows 8 App-Factor series: Join us at App-Factor Learn!, a fun day of…


Develop High Performance Windows 8 Application with HTML5 and JavaScript | Best Practices & Tips

I presented “Develop High Performance Windows 8 Application with HTML5 and JavaScript” to San Francisco & Silicon Valley Web Performance Group.  A lot of developers are asking for the presentation, demo and resources, so I post all the information in this blog. Abstract Creating high performance apps is crucial for every developer. Come to learn…


What Web Developers Need to Know to Develop Windows 8 Apps

Many thanks to Bay Area Mobile meetup and Bay Area jQuery Meetup for inviting me to speak on What Web Developers Need to Know to Develop Windows 8 Apps.  Abstract, presentation and resources are available below: Abstract You already have a Web app on the Internet and want to reach customers with a new, targeted…


1 Day Free Workshop For College Students: Get $100 for Every Wins 8 App

  Quick! Who is interested in earning a quick $100 PLUS free pizza, tutorials, games, Give away and prizes! You can earn a $100 for each Windows app you publish. (and up to $1500!!) Sign up our Windows 8 App Madness Workshop either at south bay or east bay (Space is limited) Friday, March 15rd,…