College Fight Song Apps

College football bowl season is upon us!  A local company based in East Lansing, Michigan has created a series of 45 “college fight song” apps which include the university’s fight song(s), lyrics, and photos.  For a limited time to the first 100 downloaders, these 45 apps will be FREE.  The full list is below.  Download…

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Privacy Policy for Apps using the Facebook App Promotion Button

Applications using the Facebook App Promotion Button may connect to the internet to do the following: It accesses the Internet to obtain listing information about the application (the app’s logo).  If it can’t find the application logo, it will use the default one provided here.  The end user may choose to log into Facebook using…

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App Review: Parents Pregnancy & Baby Guide

As the only pregnant member of my team, the Parents Pregnancy & Baby Guide app for the Windows Store is an excellent choice to review.  I am actually a subscriber to Parents magazine.  I love their content, and I like keeping up with the latest recommendations on children’s health, discipline, etc.  The app follows a…

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How to get the perfect photo for your holiday card using Photo Fuse

As anyone with kids or pets knows, it is extremely difficult to get a nice family picture where everyone is looking at the camera and smiling.  I tried this last weekend with my children, nieces, and nephews: 5 kids in total, ages 6 and younger.  From left to right, let’s call them Luke, Baby Max,…

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Office Store development – the new “Apps for Office” model

I’m taking a break from talking about Windows apps to talk about…Office apps!  In seriousness, I had a customer ask me about Office development at one of my events last week.  I’ve never done VBA, but I did do a little VSTO back in the day.  But it’s been a while since I looked at…

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It’s now even cheaper to build apps for the Windows Store!

Whoo-hoo!  Now, I personally don’t believe that developing for the Windows Store was ever that expensive (an individual account used to be $49/year, and it is $99/year for iOS developer registration), but it has gotten even better!  Starting today, you can develop for both the Windows Store and the Windows Phone Store for the single…

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Upcoming Windows Development Events in Michigan

Develop a new Windows Phone or Windows 8 app between 10/1-12/31 for a chance to win $10K of prizes! http://gomodev.com/windows-10k-contest  And to help you get there… There are 3 great Windows Store development events coming up at the Microsoft office in Southfield, MI:  1.  I will be delivering a Windows Store app development training event…

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Privacy Policies for my applications

Below are the privacy policies for my applications. Eliza Eliza uses the internet to access the Windows advertising server, which serves ads to the application.  In release 2, a “Send Feedback” button was added to the App Bar, so you can provide feedback to me if Eliza’s responses seem very wrong.  Clicking this button will…

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Upcoming Central US Events through Dec 2013

My team and I are running 4 event series through the end of the calendar year, in numerous cities across the Central United States.  You can get caught up on the big announcements from //build, learn Windows 8 and Windows Phone development, and more!   Join us for these free, fun, no-fluff events for developers, by…

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Student Event Resources

I have run a number of Windows 8 student events recently at numerous universities and colleges, and I’m gearing up to start again for the fall.  Here is the list of links and resources that I provide to students, gathered in one place.  Getting set up Visual Studio Windows 8 Development Resources Scirra Construct 2…

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