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…


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….


Summer Internship Program at Microsoft Innovation Center, Karachi

Apply for 3 months Internship program to learn latest Microsoft technologies and develop apps for Windows Store. About Internship You’ll have the opportunity to develop apps for Windows Store and Cloud which is available in 240+ countries along with the mentoring of Microsoft staff and technology experts. You’ll be working in a competitive environment and other…


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…


Microsoft Innovation Center Lahore, Internship Program, batch 6

Update: The last date of submission has been extended till 15th December, 2014. Microsoft Innovation Center – Lahore is about to start its 6th batch of five months Internship Program. MIC Lahore will offer them trainings, mentorship and support needed to learn, develop and publish their apps on Universalplatform of Windows Store and Windows Phone powered by Windows Azure. They’ll…


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,…


Meet Mariam Sanaullah, Girl behind My Collage App for Windows Store

Here’s an inspiring and refreshing story of Mariam Sanaullah in her own words entailing how she earned above 800 £ in less than three months through one Windows Store app,   After graduating in computer science from Forman Christian College Lahore in 2012, I was looking for some job; I started working in an Ngo…


2 months Internship opportunity at Microsoft Islamabad Office, batch 3

I’m excited to announce that Microsoft Islamabad office is about to start its 3rd batch of two months Internship Program. We’ll offer interns trainings, mentorship and support needed to learn, develop and publish their apps on Windows Store and Windows Phone using Universal apps concept powered by cloud. Please note that students with developer account on Windows Store will…