Will Arnett, Gwen Stefani, and Jessica Alba are just dying to install your app… ok, maybe not, but you’ll never know unless you develop a new or port an existing app to Windows Phone!
If you’re serious and want to get into the market sooner than later, I’ve got three great – and free – events over the next two weeks just for you. Come to one or come to all! Each of these sessions will be held at the Microsoft Office at 1 Cambridge Center in Cambridge MA.
Windows Phone JumpStart – Friday, Feb. 8th, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (CANCELLED DUE TO STORM)
A JumpStart is a full day’s worth of content and demos covering the features and functionality of the platform. It’s akin to drinking from a fire hose, but at the end of the day you’ll have a ton of information and samples to leverage the platform effectively and bring your app to life.
Windows Phone Workshop (part 1) – Monday Feb. 11th, 6 – 9 p.m.
Bring your laptop with Windows 8 (90-day eval here) and Windows Phone 8 SDK, and plan to code along with instructor-led demos as well as have some time to work on your own apps. We’ll be focusing on the basics in this first of two sessions: the lifecycle model, data binding, and user interface concepts.
Windows Phone Workshop (part 2) – Monday Feb. 18th, 6 – 9 p.m.
It’s another hands-on session, where I’ll cover some of the more differentiating features of the phone, like launchers and choosers, live tiles, maps, and more. It’s another chance to continue working on your app as you get closer to submitting it to the Windows Phone store.