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  • Blog Post: Porting Challenge. Win a WP and a Surface Pro!

    As you probably know, Phone Gap is a free and open source framework that allows you to create mobile apps using standardized web APIs for the platforms you care about. So, easily you can create apps using the web technologies you know and love: HTML , CSS , and JavaScript   Said that, a new challenge...
  • Blog Post: Angry Birds free until May 15th

    Fresh news! Angry Birds totally FREE for your Windows Phone 8 or Windows Phone 7 until May 15th. Don’t miss the opportunity to have one of the most downloaded games for smartphones.   With this new version (new ID in the Windows Phone Store as well) you will be able to access to 8 complete worlds...
  • Blog Post: Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start (Online Course)

    This two-day course is specially tailored for developers looking to leverage C#/XAML to build cool apps and games for Windows Phone 8. Clearly, this platform is another leap forward in Microsoft’s overall mobile strategy and the developer community has taken notice. Now is the time to embrace your...
  • Blog Post: 5 money-making secrets of top apps

    What do top apps have in common? It’s a question that’s probably crossed your mind as you design and publish your own apps. Well, we were curious, too. Recently the Marketplace team spent time crunching download stats and doing side-by-side comparisons of the top 50 apps in each Marketplace...
  • Blog Post: Dubizzle on your Windows Phone 7!

    Now you can get Dubizzle on your Windows Phone 7! Dubizzle is an online classifieds and community portal offering users the opportunity to buy, sell and find things within their community! You can get the app from: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/apps/78211b5a-ac25-48d6-92fe-f3264921aabc
  • Blog Post: Ramadan Times app on your Windows

    Now you can download the Ramadan Times app on your Windows Phone 7 to track your Suhoor and Iftar timings! Link: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/apps/ad7adcab-0099-4e6c-a94f-71df2bdf2bbf Wishing you all a blessed Ramadan with family and friends!
  • Blog Post: Introducing the New Windows Phone Start Screen

    Live Tiles are the heart and soul of a Windows Phone. With the new start experience, your Windows Phone is even more personal than ever before. For more information, go to: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Windows-Phone/Summit
  • Blog Post: Nokia Lumia 800 available on Waha Store!

    We know that you were waiting for a while to hear this and it is a pleasure for us to announce that Nokia Lumia 800 is available on Waha Store ! Visit www.wahastore.com now and get your Lumia 800 with your preffered color- Black, Cyan or Fuchsia. Waha Store is currently available in UAE and...
  • Blog Post: سلسلة ويندوز فون بالعربي

    Now you can learn how to build Windows Phone 7 applications by following the Arabic tutorials at: http://www.youtube.com/manasrahacademy :)
  • Blog Post: Watch the Windows Phone Developer Camp ONLINE NOW!

  • Blog Post: Hands On: LinkedIn Windows Phone App Better Than iOS, Android Versions

    Windows Phone Marketplace checked another major app off of its wish list. LinkedIn quietly rolled out its Windows Phone app over the weekend and officially announced the release in a blog post on Monday . LinkedIn’s iOS and Android apps have been around for a long time, but now Windows Phone users...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Provides More than 3,500 Code Samples for Developers!

    The Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework is a free, centralized code sample library driven by developers' needs . The goal is to provide typical code samples for all Microsoft development technologies, and reduce developers' efforts in solving typical programming tasks. The team listens to developers’...
  • Blog Post: Waha Store Mutual Friends Race is Live!

    Waha Store , Your Windows Phone Oasis , wants to give you a brand new Windows Phone ! All you have to do is post a screenshot of how many of your friends like Waha Store's Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/wahastore ) and the user with the highest number of mutual friends will get a brand new Windows...
  • Blog Post: The Windows Phone 7 Student Hackathon... Are you up for the challenge?

    Microsoft Gulf presents the Windows Phone 7 Student Hackathon ... The Windows Phone 7 is set to make an impact in the Gulf pretty soon, and this is your chance to make a mark as a developer for the Gulf. To encourage all the young and talented aspiring developers, Microsoft is proud to host...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup is coming, to town..

    Ok, I know its been a while since blogged last, but as a 21-year old developer working in Microsoft, I think I have earned the right to say, I have been busy.. :P So of the many things I have been doing this past week, which involves submitting quite a few interesting apps, finishing off my game App...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2012 UAE Country Finals – You’re Invited

    You are invited to attend the Imagine Cup 2012 UAE Country Finals! Register online today to see the top 5 teams in action on April 23 at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. Students from around the world use their imagination...
  • Blog Post: Waha Store - Your Windows Phone Oasis is live in UAE!

    It is a pleasure to announce that Waha Store is live in UAE! Waha Store is the first of its kind e-commerce website in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which is solely dedicated to Windows Phones . With the collaboration of Brightpoint Middle East and Microsoft Middle East & Africa,...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup UAE Top Teams Announced

    Over the past few months, students from around the UAE have been applying their creativity, skills, passion and imagination to “ Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems. ” They stepped up to the challenge and created some outstanding innovative projects! For the readers who...
  • Blog Post: Conduit Streamlines Windows Phone App Development

    Conduit Mobile enables content owners to move their content to Window Phone apps quickly, simply, and at no cost . Furthermore, Conduit Mobile empowers content owners to maintain, promote and analyze their Windows Phone apps, all from one web interface control panel. Conduit also enables submission of...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Starter Kit for Students/Schools

    Want to build a Windows Phone 7 app?  Not sure how to start?  Check out this great project that was built to allow you to easily update the content and the appearance to match your university, technology club, student association ,etc…  There is excellent documentation to guide you through...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone SDK - Download It Today!

    As Windows Phone 7 Marketplace surpassess 40,000 apps, we know that more and more developers are choosing to develop awesome apps for Windows Phone 7! If you haven't done so already, make sure that you download the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 online here! This SDK allows you to create apps and games for both...
  • Blog Post: Ever Asked Yourself “Why Windows”?

    There is a healthy competition ecosystem in the technology sector.  Consumers have many choices when it comes to laptops, phones, music players and other gadgets. I read this blog post about “Why Windows” and loved the walkthrough from the early days of the beige box to what we know now… This is...
  • Blog Post: Idea of the Week–Creative Competition for Students

    If you're a student – you’re lucky   There are so many programs offered for students, and it seems the number of competitions just keeps growing.  Are you ready to learn about another opportunity for you? Competition: Idea of the Week Are you a student with a great app idea?  Submit it...
  • Blog Post: Submit your Mango Video Tutorial & Win a Windows Phone 7

    A few days ago, I received an email from Yalla Apps about a new competition they’ve launched.  They are giving developers another chance to win a Windows Phone 7!  Interested in winning?  Read on… Yalla Apps brings an exciting new competition: Create your own video tutorial about any of...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Used to Diagnose Malaria–Innovation at Its Best!

    When I was at the Imagine Cup worldwide finals in New York this July, I was surrounded by innovative students.  They were tackling real world problems that we dream of solving.  Their ideas ranged from making the roads safer, reporting problems, enriching education, to diagnose malaria. All...
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