Trade Up Your Device – Get Up to $350 Back

Just got wind of a fantastic program we’ve kicked off. Trade in your old iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Samsung and dozens of other makes and models of phones and tablets, and get up to $350 back (via a prepaid Visa card) when you buy a Surface, Windows PC or laptop, or Windows Phone. And you can…

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Build Apps. Get Stuff.

Are you looking to build your first Windows Phone or Windows 8 app? Got an iOS or Android app and want to expand its visibility to a new platform and market? Have you already built a few Windows 8 apps and published them in the store? Well, the new and improved App Builder site covers…

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Building Your First Windows Phone App

What’s cooler than showing off your new Nokia Lumia 1020? Showing off your own Windows Phone app running on that Nokia 1020 (or any of the fantastic Windows Phone devices out there). There are plenty of great ways to get started and for about the next week you can get a Window Phone developer account…

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Testing Your APIMASH app with Fiddler

The primary goal of our Windows Store and Windows Phone Store APIMASH Starter Kits is to pave your way toward integrating a great many diverse data sets into your own applications. To that end, the provided projects tend to focus mostly on the “happy path,’ where the expectation is that the service is up, the…

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Unity – Your Path to $30K?

With the release of Unity 4.2 yesterday, Windows 8 and Windows Phone developers have another fantastic option to build AAA quality 3d- games leveraging the C# skills they already have. With this update, developers using either the free version of Unity or Unity Pro (a $1500 license) can publish their creations to Windows 8 and…

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APIMASH: Porting to Windows Phone 8

You may recall that in May my evangelist colleagues and I launched a series of workshops around a bevy of API Starter Kits designed to kickstart HTML5/JS and C# developers into building their own, unique Windows 8 applications. Since then we’ve seen a few of your efforts appear in the Windows Store including Because Chuck…

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Practical Azure #24: Windows Azure Mobile Services

Well, this one went a bit longer than most, but only because Windows Azure Mobile Services has so many cool features that are relevant to just about anyone building mobile applications today – regardless of platform. Join me for this pre-Build 2013 session, in which I build a Windows Phone 8 application complete with data,…

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The Week Ahead: May 20th, 2013

As we head into Memorial Day, we won’t be running our normal Saturday workshops this coming weekend, but we’ll be back in June (and we’re cooking up some other on-line opportunities too!)   Don’t forget the $100-per-app incentive and several partner promotions end next month, so be sure to leave a bit of time for store…

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The Week Ahead: May 13th, 2013

It’s another great week of events for Windows and Windows 8 developers – and not just in Boston! Note the inaugural meeting of the Windows Phone Group in New Hampshire and the 6th annual Hartford Code Camp just north of the city in Bloomfield.  Tuesday, May 14th Office Hours, 1 Cambridge Center, Cambridge MA, 11:30…

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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…

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