Superhackathon is back on November 15: Bigger, Better, Bolder

With the general availability of Windows 8.1, the official launch of Surface 2, the announcement of Windows Phone 8 Update 3, the timing is perfect for you to show off your app development skills!  Continuing a great tradition, on November 15th we are organizing our second Superhackathon. At the Superhackathon you can come to develop…

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Apps made in Belgium: new in the Store #7

It’s time for our 7th blog post in our series of new Belgian Apps and it’s been a pretty big harvest again! If you missed the previous posts, you can find them here. Personalize your device right now by installing these apps. And don’t forget to provide your feedback to the developers by rating them…

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Stars of the Store

Over the last few weeks we have posted about new Belgian apps published to the Windows Store.  In this post we want to highlight a few ‘Stars of the Store’, great apps that have been in the Store for a while and have been updated recently. Yelo TV by Telenet – great for live watching…

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Apps made in Belgium: new in the Store #6

This is the 6th blog post in our series to highlight new apps in the Windows and Windows Phone Store, made by developers in Belgium.  And what great activity we have seen since our previous post! If you missed the previous posts, you can find them here. Personalize your device right now by installing these…

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Getting more downloads for your Windows Store app

How can you make your app more visible in the Windows Store and boost your downloads?  As we describe in the App Promotion Checklist, collecting user feedback can be accelerator for driving app downloads. In this blogpost I’m going to cover how to integrate collecting user feedback in your Windows Store app. Often users tend…

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The Ultimate Checklist to Promote Your App

Learn how to build a high quality app, that’s visible in the Store, gets downloaded and receives good ratings. Introducing: the ultimate checklist on promoting your Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps! (Also available as PDF document: right here.) It all starts with a quality app. But how can you make sure your app is…

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Build 2013: Visual Studio 2013 Preview Available Now

On Wednesday Steve Ballmer kicked off the Build 2013 developer conference in San Francisco, and there’s been quite some buzz about the announcements we have made. And you’ll agree that with the Windows 8.1 Preview, a whole bunch of really cool features have been added to the OS! But what is it that really lights…

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How do you build a Windows Store LOB app?

When building a line-of-business (LOB) app there are numerous things to consider.  Of course you need a great user experience, but what about validating user input, user authentication, how do you deal with application state across suspend-resume, do you roam app state across devices, and there is much more to think about. But now you…

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Join the Windows 8 App Race: Win Visual Studio headphones and Asus tablets

We want to give you a push in the back to develop great applications – join the Windows 8 App Race and win: How to win Your app(s) need to be published between April 1 and June 15, 2013. Complete the contest form(s) on https://aka.ms/race. There is no limit to the number of entries you…

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[MOOC] Start building apps on Windows 8

Windows 8 is a Windows re-imagined designed for both touch and keyboard. It is a mobile cloud-powered system which makes it easy to keep people connected and across multiple devices while leveraging the power of all the new capabilities of today’s hardware, such as GPS, 3G, NFC,… It’s made easier, but now that you have…

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