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  • Blog Post: Can a selfie detect anaemia?

    At this year’s Microsoft Imagine Cup , team Eyenaemia used a Windows Phone and Azure to detect Anaemia with a selfie Sometimes students remind us of the true capabilities of the technology around us. This is especially true at the Microsoft Imagine Cup, where students are challenged to use technology...
  • Blog Post: Forget Login Screens! How to Add Single Sign On for Universal Windows Store Apps

    Ever wonder how you can get rid of the ugly login screen and have the user jump straight into your app? The login screen is one of the pain points of building an app and has always required detailed attention from a user experience and design perspective. The last thing a developer wants is to have...
  • Blog Post: Don't Launch Your Universal Windows Store App Before Reading This

    Your Universal Windows Store App is ready to go to the Windows Phone and Windows 8 markets and I am assuming you have read the 5 most important resources before building your app . Well, don't launch just yet! There's a few things that you need to make your app an even greater success on the market....
  • Blog Post: 5 Must Read Resources for Building Universal Windows Store Apps

    With the release of Windows Phone 8.1, you can use the Windows Runtime to build apps for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices. If you are looking to get started building complex apps, you might want to take a look at these 5 must read resources before you get started. Trust me, they will make...
  • Blog Post: Using Portable Class Libraries

    Continuation of Windows First- A New Strategy for Mobile Development and Beyond With a working application in place, we then demonstrated how to refactor the project code in preparation for supporting additional platforms. We decided to create a Portable Class Library to share code across platforms....
  • Blog Post: Windows First: A New Strategy for Mobile Development and Beyond

    Mobile app development has really exploded over the past few years. And with that, so have the number of options available to developers.  Developers are looking for ways to maximize code reuse while being able to deploy to multiple platforms. So Many Choices… At ObjectSharp’s At the Movies event...
  • Blog Post: Save Time, Money, and Your Sanity: Coded UI Testing for the Windows Phone–Test Methods

    This post is the continuation of my Save Time, Money, and Your Sanity: Coded UI Testing for Windows Phone series: Part 1: Minimum Requirements and Setup Part 2: Preparing the Coded UI Project Part 3: Adding Assertions Step 5 – Creating Test Methods Last but not least, you will need to create Coded UI...
  • Blog Post: Save Time, Money, and Your Sanity: Coded UI Testing for the Windows Phone–Adding Assertions

    This post is the continuation of my Save Time, Money, and Your Sanity: Coded UI Testing for Windows Phone series: Part 1: Minimum Requirements and Setup Part 2: Preparing the Coded UI Project Thus far, you’ve setup your machine. Then, in the process of preparing the Coded UI project, you’ve added the...
  • Blog Post: Save Time, Money, and Your Sanity: Coded UI Testing for the Windows Phone - Part 2

    This post is the continuation from Save Time, Money, and Your Sanity: Coded UI Testing for Windows Phone – Part 1 . With everything now installed, we can go ahead and get started. Creating a Coded UI Test in 5 Easy Steps As I mentioned previously, creating Coded UI Tests within Visual Studio 2013 are...
  • Blog Post: In App Purchases Really Work for Developers and Users

    In the Beginning I started out developing for Windows Phone way back when Windows Phone 7 was the big thing.  Your options for monetization were pretty much advertising or charging for your app.  One great innovation that Microsoft provided to developers (and phone owners) was the concept of...
  • Blog Post: Save Time, Money, and Your Sanity: Coded UI Testing for the Windows Phone - Part 1

    Developing apps for Windows Phone is increasing in popularity. With the announcements made at //build/ regarding the changes to the Windows Phone platform, and the recent acquisition of Nokia by Microsoft, there is a renewed interest among developers to get on board and develop Windows Phone apps. This...
  • Blog Post: Build Some Ears on Your App and then Listen!

    Recently I have had taken some time to look at my existing apps instead of constantly pushing out new apps.  I came to the realization that I have just not spent enough time on my existing apps.  I think a common attitude among developers is "If I build it, they will come". ...
  • Blog Post: The Full Story of Featured and Spotlighted Apps on Windows Phone

    One of the biggest wishes of a developer is to release a popular application. We work hard to create our applications so it is normal to hope for success. With a ton of applications in the Windows Phone store, the process of developing an awesome application and submitting to the store is not enough...
  • Blog Post: Day 1 of //build/ In a Nutshell

    I have the pleasure of being here in San Francisco to experience //build first hand, and it has been amazing so far. A lot was talked about yesterday, so I put together this recap to give you day 1 in a nutshell. Notable announcements of day 1 Windows 8.1 update is available today via MSDN, and on April...
  • Blog Post: Get Your Game On (with Unity, Windows 8, and Windows Phone)

    Unity is a free game engine – software you can use to make your own games (and interactive apps). Unity has been chosen by over 2 million developers because it provides all the core functionality needed, right out of the box, to develop great games (and interactive apps). The following are sessions recorded...
  • Blog Post: Publishing Your App – It’s Not The Last Thing You’ll Do

    What an exciting journey the past few weeks have been. All of your hard work has culminated to this very moment - publishing your app to the Windows Phone Store. This is definitely the most thrilling and frightening part for any app developer. On the one hand, you have a huge sense of empowerment having...
  • Blog Post: You Definitely Want to Beta Your App

    The process of creating an application does not only revolve around its development. There is another important aspect that we tend to avoid or not take seriously enough: user testing. Beta phase, as I like to call it. No matter which platform you build your app for, you need to test your app at some...
  • Blog Post: Security Risks and Recommendations for Mobile Apps

    For the purposes of the below, let’s set the context that mobile apps include both Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps. Windows 8 introduced several security features, which are being rolled out gradually. Secure Boot , Early Launch Antimalware , as well as the new AppContainer technology added the security...
  • Blog Post: Making Money From Your Windows Phone Apps

    After reading my last few posts, and being inspired to develop your first Windows Phone app, now it’s time to talk about what options you have for making money from your app before you publish that bad boy to the Windows Phone Store! First and foremost, we can all agree that building mobile apps can...
  • Blog Post: The Importance of an About Page

    Over the last few weeks, you’ve been reading Lori Lalonde ’s ( @LoriBLalonde ) posts on building out your Windows Phone app (the one on time saving tips is definitely worth a read).  While you’re working on your app, I wanted to share with you a little something so important to your app and relatively...
  • Blog Post: Time Saving Tips to Get Your Windows Phone App Started

    Now that you have your development environment set up and ready to go (in case you’ve missed it, check out my earlier post, Setting Up Your Windows Phone Development Environment in 30 Minutes (or less) ), let’s go over the ways that Visual Studio can easily get you started without having to dig too deep...
  • Blog Post: Setting Up Your Windows Phone Development Environment in 30 Minutes (or less)

    Last week, I proved that you already have the skills to build Windows Phone apps. Well, in order to build quality apps for Windows Phone, you need the right tools. This week I will walk you through the steps you need to setup your machine for Windows Phone development. Before you groan, let me assure...
  • Blog Post: You Have What It Takes To Be A Mobile App Developer… You Really Do!

    Years ago, in the not too distant past, I envied mobile app developers. They had the power and capability to develop and publish their own mobile apps, taking control of their career all while building an impressive portfolio of their work. Some even went on to become overnight successes. As a .NET developer...
  • Blog Post: Certification Jump Starts

    You’ve seen many posts in the past about the value of certification, so I won’t get into it here. Bottom line, as far as I am concerned, certifications are one of the best ways to differentiate yourself amongst other developers. If you think about how much time you invest in the technologies you work...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio ‒ It Just Keeps Getting Better

    With Visual Studio Update 2 the IDE of choice for many developers just keeps getting better and better. I'm already a big fan of Visual Studio, it's pretty much the best IDE for a number of platforms and with these recent updates it's just that much more awesome. As someone who's worked on the MS stack...
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