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  • Blog Post: Tips and gotchas for Windows Phone apps:InkSpill

    This series features interviews with Windows Phone app developers who share the lessons they learned building windows phone applications. This week’s interview features Studio SYD, a software development startup who built a game called InkSpill Could you briefly describe your application/game? InkSpill...
  • Blog Post: Sharing a Student Success Story

    Just a short note because, aside from an urge to use alliteration, I wanted to share with you a cool success story. Microsoft Game Studios just published a new game called Hasta La Muerte by Pohlm Studios. Why did I want to tell you about it? Because Frederic Pedro, from France, created Pohlm studios...
  • Blog Post: If I can build a phone app anyone can: Part 3 What the heck is tombstoning?

    Every time I start digging through Windows Phone stuff I find a blog or video about tombstoning (well okay not that kind). Now that I have my Hello World App I am ready to figure out what the heck tombstoning is! If you want to build an app you will need to know it, if you don’t have tombstoning, your...
  • Blog Post: Free resources and SDK-mania!

    What do Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional Edition and Windows Phone 7 Marketplace registration have in common? They both cost money. Money that you, as a student, don’t have to pay! As a reminder, DreamSpark ( http://www.dreamspark.com ) is your number one stop when it comes to getting great...
  • Blog Post: Tower Defense Game Engine for Windows Phone 7

    If you’re still unconvinced by the posts on this blog or resources elsewhere that getting started with Windows Phone 7 game development is not that difficult, then here’s another neat little tool for you – a ready-to-go game engine for the tower defense genre.   ScriptTD is a high-level engine that...
  • Blog Post: Neat little change on AppHub

    Remember that irritating little detail about registering on AppHub as a student, where your identity needed to be verified in order for your account to be activated and for that to happen you had to submit an app? Hard to submit an app when you need to test it on your device, which has to be developer...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Development in UBC - Omri Wallach - MSP

    Battle of the Apps is underway, and some fellow UBC students and I had a chance to meet with Dana Epp from Scorpion Software, a Microsoft’s MVP (Most Valuable Professional). More than 80 students learned about XNA, Silverlight, and using Visual Studio to create our own Windows Phone 7 Apps....
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Code-a-Thon: Waterloo University - Day 1

    Waterloo University - Day 1 Velocity is everything that students say it would be; warm with the right atmosphere to promote innovative development. It is the perfect place where incubation happens along with a big screen television with all the games to enjoy. Microsoft gathered at the main...
  • Blog Post: Code-a-Thon - Waterloo University's Session

    University of Waterloo and Microsoft are collaborating together to bring a 24 hour all out creative coding contest on Janurary 21st 2011. This is a great opportunity for students to come meet with Microsoft employees and explore how their ideas may be realized on the Windows Phone 7 device. Students...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 App Review: Impossible Shoota

    Ti tle : Impossible Shoota Category : Shooter Costs : Free Difficulty : Medium Rating : 4/5 A fantastic game that really demonstrates the standards that Microsoft set out for their hardware manufacturers to have. The rich graphics are displayed throughout all Windows Phone 7 devices...
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