Register now for Wowzapp 2012!!

Be part of the app revolution Join thousands of developers worldwide, November 9-11, 2012, for Wowzapp the worldwide hackathon for Windows and build apps for the next generation of Windows. There will be dozens of event venues from college campuses to Microsoft offices, all buzzing with energy, music, free food and more. New venues being…


An first person developer perspective from //build

Conrad Zimmerman, a local PA student developer has had the awesome opportunity to attend //build on Microsoft’s campus this week.  He’s attending with his father who runs their company, ABC Softek.  I met Conrad at a Windows 8 Camp we held in our Malvern office recently, where he started his work on MetroGist – available now in…


Getting an App in the Windows Store: What, Why, and How

G. Andrew Duthie, my fellow Developer Evangelist based near DC, did a great post about the opportunity behind Windows 8.  I know a lot of you are thinking about what’s ahead, but for those who haven’t looked at it, yet, here are some reasons to get in the game early! Here’s what Andrew has to…


HackReady.Phone Episode 3 of 7: Understanding Windows Phone’s Application Lifecycle and State Management

You can view the webcast On-Demand: This part of our Windows Phone development series covered the Windows Phone Application Lifecycle (see picture below).  Understanding this is important for developers, as users expect a consistent experience across all their applications.  Because only one Windows Phone application can be running in the foreground at any given…


HackReady.Phone Episode 1 of 7: Introduction to the Windows Phone Platform (Level 100) –

I hope you enjoyed the first part of our series on Windows Phone development!  Here are the resources that we covered: Slides are attached to the bottom of this post Download the Windows Phone SDK Dani’s blog: Resources from slides: App Hub: Arturo TV for Metro UX: Silverlight Control Toolkit: Coding4Fun…


HackReady.Phone Webcast Series is coming soon!

Join us for HackReady, the new online learning series designed for developers to bring you the vital bits you need, without the fluff you won’t miss. Full of key information and demonstrations, this series gives you a solid understanding of the tools, techniques, and resources you need to become HackReady. The HackReady.Phone series brings you…


Windows 8 Developer Camps – Coming Soon!

Ready to dive in and learn more about Windows 8 and the developer opportunity it represents?  Then get ready for the series of Windows Developer Camps!  These are free, full-day, developer-focused events featuring a combination of sessions and hands-on labs, and we’ll have 10 of them right here in the east: Windows 8 changes everything….


Vote for the Big App on Campus

A few months ago we announced a promotion called Big App On Campus targeting US student developers: The Idea: students create great apps The Reward: the developers of the top 10 apps all get flown to SXSW in Austin for a once-in-a-lifetime experience: passes to the music festival, a special concert with The Gracious Few…