What Do You Know About Windows 10 as App Developer?

  Microsoft has made Windows 10 Preview available to insiders.  There are a lot of discussions about the one Windows Platform and Universal Apps from mobile to pc to phone and even to the big screen. Not only I am interested to learn what’s cool in the new OS but also what people are saying…


Free One-Day Workshop for ISVs in the United States in Feb 2015

My team (vertical ISV aka vipp) is hosting a series of free workshops in various cities in the United States for the next two months. If you are an ISV, individual developer, startup, small or medium-sized company, working on apps or solutions (desktop, web, cloud, tablets and smart phones) for healthcare, government, retail and manufacturing,…


Sample Windows 8.1 App – Uploading Images to Cloud Using Azure Mobile Services

I ran into several issues while trying to put together a quick demo universal Windows App using Microsoft Azure Mobile Services and the Azure Storage Client Library. I fixed the issues after a few hours of debugging and testing, and now have a working app. You can download the demo code here, replace mobile services…


Free App Dev Tools for Students

Microsoft and a number of partners team up to offer application development tools to students. More detail here. If you’re a student aged 13+ and enrolled in a degree or diploma granting course of study, the GitHub Student Developer Pack is for you. All you need is a school-issued email address, valid student identification card,…


Fix Visual Studio Error “No exports were found that match the constraint”

When loading an existing universal Windows App solution, I noticed that the shred project failed to load in Visual Studio 2013. When creating a new one, I ran into an error as shown below. No exports were found that match the constraint:      ContractName    Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.ITextDocumentFactoryService     RequiredTypeIdentity    Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.ITextDocumentFactoryService A Stackoverflow post by Simon B. Robert…


Leverage Clouse Services to Power Digital Health Devices with Scalability and Real-time Data Analysis

I discovered at a hackathon a patented smart pill bottle invented by Josh Stein and his team at Adhere Tech. As stated in Adhere Tech’s blog post, the smart bottles may look like normal pill bottles, but actually send data to AdhereTech’s servers automatically. If a patient misses a dose, AdhereTech’s system immediately reminds the…


Data Resources for Creating Healthcare Apps

I attended the Medication Management Hackathon at Minneapolis this weekend where I met many leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs, and learned there are a great deal of data resources for developers who are interested to create apps for healthcare businesses and users. Below is a list of some of the resources I discovered from the event….


Taking on Senior Program Manager Role for VIPP Program

Glad to be back and I look forward to supporting the Vertical ISV partnership program for the U.S. market. I will use the MSDN online asset, in-person workshops and other resources to stay in touch with the ISV developers, architects, business and technical decision makers. The VIPP program was announced at Worldwide Partner Conference back…