My Windows 8 app approaching 100,000 downloads

Many people are interested in some early Windows 8 stats. I live in Silicon Valley, and here it’s as simple as: “show me the money”. So, this is the time when I show you the money. To me this nice hockey-stick chart looks like there’s a gold rush going on with Windows 8, don’t believe…

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Webcast: Windows Store app submission tips

We are presenting top tips to help developers get their app or game into the Windows Store all while providing them access to resources which will help them 1:1 through Windows Store submission and certification.  Are you working on your Windows 8 app and getting close to submitting it to the Store? Then join our…

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Ready to make some money, Windows 8 is coming!

This weekend I invite you to my session at Silicon Valley Code Camp. Announcing Windows 8 book We’ll discuss Windows 8 Store, monetization and… a bit of surprise: I’ll be announcing "Professional Windows 8 Programming" book, written in a team of authors: Nick Lecrenski, Doug Holland, Allen Sanders, Kevin Ashley. At this session will be…

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Windows 8 Card Games

Making popular games for Windows This post is about card games and casual Metro gaming experience, based on Card Games Chest for Windows 8. For those of you who played the Windows Phone version of my games, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover them in Windows 8 Release Preview. Thanks to Microsoft, I did lots…

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Shockingly good video calls from Windows Phone

I have to admit that I experienced a discovery and an emotional shock not dissimilar from those experienced by people who saw Morse or Marconi devices for the first time, and this is what my post is about. This weekend Skype for Windows Phone has been released to all Windows Phone users, and I happened…

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I just ranked #10 in Card+Board Category in the Windows Phone Marketplace!

Get the games here In November 2011, i.e. less than four months ago I humbly released a card game app to the Windows Phone marketplace. Mostly I built it, because I feel that as a Microsoft Windows Phone evangelist, I can help developers and partners better, if I have a hands-on experience on the subject,…

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Async CTP – Task based asynchronous programming for Windows Phone

async await 6 code samples for this post Intro Asynchronous programming is super-interesting especially today, with responsiveness required by all modern devices. In the context of Windows Phone 7, Async CTP Version 3 was released last year, and it’s compatible with SDK 7.1, Silverlight 5 and Roslyn CTP. Our takeaways today is using async in…

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Top ski apps for Windows Phone season 2011-2012

Check out WINTER SKI & RIDE! The best app not only for Windows Phone, it easily beats Android and iPhone apps! UPDATE: 2012-2013 Ski Apps Review – WINTER SKI & RIDE is the best app for Windows Phone skiing Microsoft Windows Phone blog about WINTER WPCentral about WINTER   Update: Do you know why Skype…

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Windows Phone “30 to Launch” campaign kicks off today!

Our campaign is launched! I’d like to share this info with all mobile developers: this is a great chance for you to build a Windows Phone app, even if you are new to our platform. Welcome, iOS and Android developers! This is a great chance to earn your glory in the most rapidly growing platform…

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