Friday App Shout-Out

I’ve got several apps from Mid-Atlantic devs I’d like to highlight, and a lot going on, so I’m going with a more compact format this week. If you’re in Mid-Atlantic (or even if you’re not), why not give these Windows Store apps a try and support your local app developers? Apps You Should Try (and…


Weekly East Region Roundup: Vol. 8

Here are some resources and blog posts from my fellow Technical Evangelists here in East Region: Developer First up this week is James Quick. First, James shares his Developer of the Week, Nathalie Goh-Livorness, and her app Baby’s First Piano. James also has news of an ongoing Nokia promotion for phone devs, as well as…


Upcoming Events for September 25th, 2013

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next couple of weeks for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest: MD CMAP Main Meeting – The Abstractions of AngularJS – Scott Allen Tuesday, October 01, 2013 6:30 PM, Columbia, MD Topic: The Abstractions of AngularJS AngularJS is a complete JavaScript framework…


Weekly East Region Roundup: Vol. 7

Here are some resources and blog posts from my fellow Technical Evangelists here in East Region: Developer Pete Brown and I have a new video podcast, called The Uninitialized Show. We recorded Episode 1, talking about Kickstarter, last week. This week, we’ll be discussing Displays and Input, and you can catch the show live here….


Upcoming Events for September 16th, 2013

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next couple of weeks for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest: DC "this" isn’t what you think it is: JavaScript for Object oriented programmers Tuesday, September 17, 2013 6:30 PM, Washington, DC


Friday App Shout-Out: Bugs And Buttons & EZ Share

Time for another installment of the Friday App Shout-Out. Today, I’m featuring one Windows Store game, and a very helpful Windows Phone app. Bugs and Buttons Bugs and Buttons for the Windows Store is an utterly charming collection of kids’ mini-games, geared towards learning, created by local Mid-Atlantic developers Little Bit Studios, LLC. The graphics…


Fall Mid-Atlantic Windows App and Game Development Event Series

Starting later this month, I’ll be presenting a series of events covering Windows Game and App development (3 events on each topic). The Game Development events will run on Saturdays from 10am-2pm, while the App Development events will run on Wednesdays from 1pm-5pm. All of my events will be held at our Reston, VA office….


Weekly East Region Roundup: Vol. 5

Here are some resources and blog posts from my fellow Technical Evangelists here in East Region: Developer Great post from Pete Brown on the potential of the Hub control to make for a more usable UX for music and synth apps. For Florida devs, Joe Healy has some open office hours coming up on September…


Friday App Shout-Out: Time Tracks and Campus Access

It’s double-header time today on the app shout-out. Actually more than that, as the second shout-out covers a bunch of apps…but I’m getting ahead of myself. On to the apps! Time Tracks Today’s first app, Time Tracks, is from repeat guest LCG Technologies, creator of Ice Cream Run, Hopper Bopper, and LCG Super Word Search….


Protocol Activation: What Is It, What Apps Offer It, and How Can I use It in My Apps?

TL:DR Protocol activation is a cool feature you can add to your Windows Store apps, and allows you to make your app more useful as well as more discoverable. For a video demonstration of how easy it is to add protocol activation to your app, skip to the end of the post. Otherwise, read on……