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  • Blog Post: Game developers unite in Edmonton, Ottawa, and Vancouver (or just online!)

    Games are some of the most popular downloaded apps on mobile platforms and they are just plain fun to build! Get a jump start on building a cool game in person, or with some great online resources. Finally, we can get serious about games! Join us at the Windows 8 Gaming Development Clinics, we’re visiting...
  • Blog Post: Build a Windows 8 app with an iPad or Android device. No, I am not kidding!

    Microsoft Research has developed an app called TouchDevelop that lets you build Windows 8 apps by touch. You can run the app from an iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, Mac, or Windows Phone. Touchdevelop is a project by Microsoft Research that allows you to build an app with touch. You write scripts by tapping...
  • Blog Post: Building a great Windows 8 app Step 5: Reserve your app name

    You can reserve your app name before you publish your app This blog post is part of a series This blog post will explain Why is your app name important? How to create your store account (required to reserve an app name) How to choose a good app name How to reserve your app name Why is your app name important...
  • Blog Post: Tips and gotchas for Windows 8 apps: Convertr

    This series features interviews with student Windows 8 app developers who share the lessons they learned building windows 8 applications. This week’s interview features Richard Ye a student from The University of Waterloo who built an application called Converter. Could you briefly describe your application...
  • Blog Post: Got a WordPress site? Bring it to Windows 8 quickly and easily

    This open source template makes it easy for you to take a WordPress site and provide it’s content through a Windows 8 store app if you are a WordPress user (Wordpress.org this template does not support Wordpress.com), there is an open source Windows 8 template built by IdeaNotion you can use to quickly...
  • Blog Post: Waterloo WowZapp Microsoft Worldwide Hackathon

    Waterloo WOWZAPP 2012 was an amazing experience! We were thrilled to see the creative work that people came up with in less than a day’s work. Our advertisement efforts successfully reached out to almost 70 students including nearby colleges. We started the event with a brief presentation on Windows...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Certification Tips: The privacy statement

    One of the most common reasons Windows 8 apps fail certification is lack of a privacy statement, this blog explains when you need one and gives tips on how to do it. With the Developer Movement rewarding you for publishing your apps, you are probably all psyched to submit your app to the store. Here’s...
  • Blog Post: The Windows Store is open

    A guest blog from the Windows Store Throughout the Windows 8 preview timeframe, we’ve been humbled by interest in the Windows Store and amazed at the level of creativity you’ve poured into app development on the new platform. With today’s launch of Windows 8, we’re excited to open the Windows Store to...
  • Blog Post: Tips and gotchas for Windows 8 apps: Fractal Photographer

    This series features interviews with student Windows 8 app developers who share the lessons they learned building Windows 8 applications. This week’s interview features Rudi Chen a student from University of Waterloo who built an application called Fractal Photographer Could you briefly describe...
  • Blog Post: Tips and gotchas for Windows 8 apps: WayTwoGood

    This series features interviews with student Windows 8 app developers who share the lessons they learned building Windows 8 applications. This week’s interview features Three Red Cubes a team of students from Ryerson University who built an application called WayTwoGood. Could you briefly...
  • Blog Post: Don’t be Timer76! Start coding and publishing Windows 8 apps now!

    You can publish an app to the Windows Store today. Getting your app in now, gives it a better chance to get noticed! October 26th, 2012 Windows 8 becomes available to the public. People buying laptops, desktops, or some of the new hardware like Microsoft Surface will be running Windows 8. It won’t be...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Mobile services help students build professional apps

    Ever wanted to develop a Windows 8 or Windows Phone app which reads and writes data from a database? It just got a lot easier. You want to build an app, a really good app. Depending on the type of app you want to build, you may need your app to access a database. Normally, when you want to create an...
  • Blog Post: How to get your free student Windows 8 store account

    The Windows 8 store is open for individuals to publish and students can get a Windows store account for free through the DreamSpark program, here’s how you do it. Microsoft announced this week, that the Windows 8 Store is open to individuals and that they will be providing free accounts to students through...
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