Live Stream: iOS Developers Grab Insights on How to Develop for Windows 8

We’re running a live stream of this really fascinating iOS camp for Windows 8 Development.      About Big Nerd Ranch BNR is a training company focused on teaching iOS programming languages. They actually started out training Apple developers’ Cocoa API. It’s co-founder, Aaron Hillegass, is the author of “Objective-C: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide”,…


Infantium for Windows 8: How An Idea Becomes an App

It’s exciting enough when we hear about developers taking existing apps and putting them on our new Windows 8 platform, but it’s even more exciting when it’s a brand new app that is breaking new ground – and in children’s education.  Infantium is one of a number of W8 apps being developed by innovators and…


Swiss Apps: How Ricardo.Ch Uses Windows 8 to Bring a Tighter Focus and Local Color to Auctions Online

Worldwide, online auction sites are the way that many people buy a variety of products, but often they lack local feel and focus.  This is one of the main reasons that Switzerland-based ricardo.ch online auction site has been so successful and since launch a decade ago, is now used by over 2 million registered users, pinging…


Analytics for Your Apps, Even in Offline Mode

MarkedUp, which offers analytics to mobile apps makers, is going after the growing Windows 8 apps market by offering a mobile apps analytic tool that will even tell you what your app is doing in people’s hands when they are sitting in an airplane, or in other instances when they don’t have their wireless connection…


Steve Ballmer Drops By RocketSpace in San Francisco, MSFT Building Windows8 App Lab

Today, CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer, dropped by RocketSpace on Fremont Street. He came to show support for developers and to announce that Microsoft would be creating a Windows 8 App Lab there, so that developers can get cracking on building Windows 8 apps for the expected market boom when it is released.  Here are…


Get to 30 to Launch, Make Something Amazing

With 525 million Windows 7 licenses sold, millions of people await Windows 8 apps. The think goes — and this is very accurate — that in addition to wanting the same apps that they love in Windows 7, which will be operable in Windows 8, people also want new apps that encapsulate a completely different…


Microsoft Helps Break Guinness World Record With Largest Appathon Ever

From Microsoft in Bangalore, a world record has been broken. “Thousands of developers from all over India and beyond attend Windows AppFest to build apps for Windows 8 and made history by setting a Guinness World Record for the Most Participants in a Software Development Marathon in One Location.” Here’s a video of the event: