Windows 8 App Makeover Challenge

Did you build a starter kit app or game before July during one of my campus events? Here is an opportunity to do a app/game makeover and publish it was a sparkling new app. Take the Windows 8 App Makeover Challenge for your chance to win $75 for your higher quality app. You can see…

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Integrating Windows 8 Sharing into the Run Prey Starter Kit

The code below is snippet from the Run Prey starter kit.  This code will allow your app to respond to Windows 8 sharing requests when you are at the start of the game, between levels or at the end of the game.  How do you activate sharing?  Use the Windows Key+C and then select sharing…

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Construct 2–how change sprites to not rotate

Fix hunters and prey so they don’t pivot as they move (e.g. go upside down) What you see when you using Set Angle Toward as done below the sprite Set angle Toward Postiion(Touch.X, Touch.Y) is that the sprit will turn in up to a 360 degree circle to pursue it’s prey. This means the Hunter…

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Does your XAML app need more (good) ratings? This will help!

A colleague of mine, Jared Bienz, created a great library that lets you can incorporate ratings into your app super easily (NuGet package easy).  It’s a ratings control to include in your app, but this rating control has some smarts in it.  It won’t prompt the user for a rating on the first run, but…

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App Enthusiasts App–download and enjoy

Are you a developer yearning for ideas and inspiration for an app to build for Windows 8? Do you want to download, test, and review apps written by your peers? If you so, you need to download App Enthusiasts for Windows 8! App Enthusiasts is a curated collection of Apps, updated monthly, that showcases the…

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