Event – Preparation for the NUI, a developers survival guide

We have a great event happening on Friday the 4th of September 2015. Bronwen Zande and John O’Brien from Soul Solutions in Australia are out and are presenting an afternoon workshop on NUI. Bronwen Zande is a Director of Soul Solutions, based in Brisbane, Australia. With over 10 years of software development experience, Bronwen’s primary…


Boost your UX and IA skills

For those of you that are working on Windows Phone 7+ and Windows 8 apps (or about to start), you’ll notice that there’s a new emphasis on design and user experience that hasn’t always been part of the typical Microsoft messaging. On these new platforms, we want to drive not just great applications, but also…

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Tagxedo: a ridiculously cool cloud word generator – built in Silverlight*

Somewhere in the ether, a developer called Hardy Leung got inspired and then got creative. He’s come up with the next generation "Wordle" app, built in Silverlight and it’s getting rave reviews all across the interweb. It’s called Tagxedo and has some really beautiful visual representations of words – some examples from the Tagxedo site:…

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Getting started with Windows Phone 7 Development

I presented a session at Devdays on Windows Phone 7 Development. I promised to provide the relevant links to get you started. Getting Started Dev Portal Windows Phone Developer Portal Software (Visual Studio integration) Windows Phone Developer CTP (aka the bits)  – You will download a bootstrapper. The bootstrapper will download, and install the relevant…

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Windows Phone 7 Series – the eagle has landed

So whilst we were all settling in for supper, ScottGu was unveiling a host of hot hot dev & design goodies at MIX10 in Vegas! I am amazed and proud of what the new phone OS has done in a year – kudos to all the dev and design teams that contributed. But, in a…

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Vegas, Windows Phone 7 Series and MIX10

It’s almost that time of year where we make the latest and greatest announcements for all things web at MIX. On Monday Joe Belfiore made one of the most long-awaited announcements around Windows Phone 7 Series – it’s super glam UI and concepts of ‘hubs’. Gizmodo (and many more) raved about it completely. So what…

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