App rewards and why I don’t want to “Pull a BlackBerry”

On Monday the UK marketing team Launched an app rewards programme… After a discussion on twitter I thought I’d put my thoughts in writing: Rightly or wrongly the total number of apps is becoming shorthand for the consumer experience that a device is going to provide. “It’s a great phone/tablet, but doesn’t have enough apps”…


Windows Phone 7 to Windows 8 Camp

Today in London we ran our first Windows Phone 7 app to Windows 8 porting event. The idea was for people to come along and take their existing Windows Phone 7 applications and turn them into Windows 8 applications. I thought I’d keep a record of the things that we have helped resolve throughout the…


5 things you should know about developing Windows 8 Apps with HTML5

Now that the Windows 8 release preview is out, a lot of developers are beginning to experiment with what they can do with Windows 8. Unsurprisingly the focus for many is on Metro-style apps that can run across everything from desktop to slate. There are a number of ways to develop these apps but HTML5…