Windows 10 – Why Should a Developer Care?

As an Audience Evangelism Manager, part of the DX family from Microsoft, I’ve to have a lot of developer interaction and to my biggest surprise these days, most developers aren’t comprehending how Windows 10 is a marvel from Microsoft and is critical to Windows ecosystem. a.k.a. Universal Windows Platform (UWP) complemented with UWP Bridge. The…


Developer's Guide to Windows 10: Live on 12th & 13th August

Windows 10 represents a drastic shift in approach to operating systems… one that makes developer’s lives radically more easy. The biggest thing Microsoft’s done here is made it easier than ever for developers to build outstanding end user experiences tailored to a wide array of device types, from the smallest, wildly affordable, memory constrained Lumia phone…


Islam 360: World’s First Searchable Qur’an & Hadith App in Roman Urdu

The apps has over 1.5 Million Downloads on all platforms and has just been overloaded with tons of features for Windows Phone. The app is a resultant of efforts from Mr. Zahid Hussain Chihpa and is launched in collaboration with local Microsoft DX division. Salient features of the app includes, Quran recitation with more than 16 Qari’s….


Spatial Heat Map Explorer - A Windows Store App to view Heat Maps of POIs

Sometime back, I came across this brilliant book, Location Intelligence for Windows Store apps by Ricky Brundritt. I thought to go-ahead and extend the implementation of Windows Store app of heat map by Ricky Brundritt, provided as part of the book to convert it into a generally consumable spatial heat map explorer. I’ve kept Ricky’s…


ITCN 2014 Windows Phone Hackathon powered by Microsoft [Video]

A few months back we announced ITCN hackathon for Windows Phone powered by Microsoft. Today we’re going to cover the hackathon as it was held, speak about the activities that happened during the hackathon with corresponding video and closing ceremony highlights from the event. [View:http://blogs.msdn.com/cfs-file.ashx/__key/communityserver-blogs-components-weblogfiles/00-00-01-48-94/5621.ITCN-Windows-Phone-Hackathon.mp4] Hackathon started with a kick off ceremony by Microsoft Innovation…


A Simple BackgroundDownloader driven User Control Implementation for Windows Store Apps

This post demonstrates a very simple user control implementation that displays a ringtone name and has a download button upon clicking which the relative MP3 file begins downloading. As downloading begins, the button is disabled and relative progress bar visibility is shown using a custom dependency property. The control makes use of BackgroundDownloader class for downloading file in the…


PYF 14 Windows Store Hackathon Prize Distribution Ceremony

The hackathon was held and focused towards realizing the true potential of our developers as Microsoft is committed towards developer, startups & entrepreneurial echo system in Pakistan. With history of high impact contribution in academia and keeping the vision going yet another event was organized. Microsoft Innovation Center (Lahore) in collaboration with PITB (Dr. Umer Saif,…


ITCN 2014 Windows Phone Hackathon powered by Microsoft

ITCN 2014 is around the corner and Microsoft will be organizing a 3 day long Windows Phone Hackathon starting 26th Aug on the date of ITCN Asia. The hackathon is open for startups, students and professional developers to come and hack for Windows Phone and win cool Windows Phone devices. Register Now! http://itcnasia.com/hackathon Prizes: We’ll…