Who’s on 8: Donate Boston

As my evangelism focus and interaction has moved more and more to helping developers build apps (versus just presenting on latest technology X), I have to say it’s been incredibly rewarding and enlightening to see the great ideas and experiences you continue to channel into Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Every once in a…


Who’s on 8: Memorylage

Memorylage (on Windows 8 and Windows Phone) is the work of Jeffrey Harmon of AgileData Software. I first met Jeff at one of our first Windows 8 Hackathons last September, and indeed his Windows 8 app was one of the first in the store. Since that time he’s not only enhanced the app, but he’s…


Who’s on 8? Mobile Dine Out

The latest entrée into the Windows Store from the Boston area comes from Joseph Anderson of JMA Web Technologies. I first met Joseph last fall to see if he might be interested in bringing some of his Windows Phone applications to Windows 8, but at the time he was working on his new venture on…


Who’s on 8? iStoryBooks

I first met Rejith Krishnan of Infomarvel a bit over a year ago at an AT&T Hackathon in Boston. At the time he was interested in taking his highly successful iStoryBooks iOS app to Windows Phone. Fast forward about a year, and now iStoryBooks is part of the Windows Store!  I asked Rejith to put…


Who’s on 8? Xploding Boxes

Xploding boxes is a great game that has the right combination of being simple to learn and quick to play with increasing levels to make it one of the most addictive applications I have installed on Windows 8! It’s the brainchild of Eric Harty in the Rochester, New York, area, and he had this to…


Who’s on 8? My Baby Tracker

New parent == Sleep Deprivation, and that’s what makes an app like My Baby Tracker so great.  Keep track of newborn stats like feedings, diaper changes, and sleep patterns – all vital pieces of information that you’ll have handy (on your Surface, of course!) for every well-baby checkup. My Baby Tracker is Colin Parker’s debut…


Who’s on 8? Cups

Cups is a recent addition to the Windows Store, the efforts of Julio Colon of ALOMSoftware. I asked Julio to give me a few words I could sprinkle into a blog post about his experiences in building the game, and he provided such a great write-up that I’m including it here in its entirety. It’s…


Who’s on 8? Cool Tools

Next to games, ‘tools and productivity’ is the most popular category of mobile applications, as developer Matt Ruffell, founder of MDR Applications, knows from experience. His Cool Tools application on the Windows Phone marketplace has a four star rating and over 200,000 downloads (and climbing)! When I first contacted Matt about bringing some of his…


Who’s on 8? Thoughts and Prayers

With the general availability of Windows 8 just a month away, I thought it would be a great time to highlight some of the apps that developers across the Northeast have already listed in the store. Most, if not all, that you will see profiled over the coming weeks are not the results of teams…