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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...
4 Dec 2012
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...
8 Dec 2011
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...
5 Dec 2011
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...
15 Aug 2011
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...
28 Jul 2011
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...
25 Jul 2011
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....
19 Mar 2011
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...
22 Jan 2011
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...
12 Jan 2011
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...
24 Dec 2010
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