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  • Blog Post: 2 months Internship opportunity at Microsoft Islamabad Office, batch 3

    I’m excited to announce that Microsoft Islamabad office is about to start its 3 rd batch of two months Internship Program. We’ll offer interns trainings, mentorship and support needed to learn, develop and publish their apps on Windows Store and Windows Phone using Universal apps concept...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Innovation Center Lahore, Internship Program, batch 5

    Microsoft Innovation Center - Lahore is about to start its 5th batch of five months Internship Program. MIC Lahore will offer them trainings, mentorship and support needed to learn, develop and publish their apps on Windows Store and Windows Phone powered by Windows Azure. They'll also get opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Innovation Center Lahore, Internship Program, batch 4

    Microsoft Innovation Center - Lahore is about to start its 4th batch of three months Internship Program. MIC Lahore will offer them trainings, mentorship and support needed to learn, develop and publish their apps on Windows Store and Windows Phone powered by Windows Azure. MIC Lahore team will help...
  • Blog Post: orientation Support For windows Phone 8

    While developing for windows Phone 8, we sometimes, neglect the fact that all the apps support orientations, and we have to implement them to give the end user a good experience. this blog post will guide you through this, step by step. Step.1 : create a blank Page windows Phone App Step 2 : Open...
  • Blog Post: Custom Converter for Windows Store & Windows Phone 8

    Could you please tell us a bit about yourself and your background? My name is Asma Khalid I hold master’s degree in computer science from LUMS, batch 2011- 2013. I have completed my bachelor’s degree in computer sciences from FAST-NU Lahore campus, batch 2005-2009 with Deans List Honor...
  • Blog Post: Dictionary 8 for Windows Phone & Windows Store

    Dictionary 8 for Windows Store was developed by a bright student developer Zain ul-Abideen during Windows 8 Hackathon that was held back in November 2012. The app has more than 85,000 downloads at the time of this writing and the developer has recently launched a Windows Phone version of the same app...
  • Blog Post: Launchers for Windows Phone

    As Windows Phone is gaining momentum, more and more startups and students are developing apps. However it is often the case that newbies don't make use of some very useful classes natively present in Windows Phone namely Launchers & Choosers. While an app would still be complete, Launchers make...
  • Blog Post: Featured App of the Day: Mr. Foo Foo Jetpack Spiral

    One important aspect about Pakistan’s IT echo system is that it spans across the country and is not limited to a single city. We have strong and established IT hubs of Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad and in recent years we’ve seen tremendous growth in IT sector in cities surrounding these hubs...
  • Blog Post: Featured App of the Day: Ramadan Duas for Windows Phone

    Today we've a special app to be featured in reference to Muslim's holy month of Ramadan which is about to end. The app Ramadan Duas is available for both Windows Phone 7.5 and 8 and has shown good downloads in past one month since its launch and thus made its way to our featured apps. Here's what the...
  • Blog Post: Inspect Visual Tree Hierarchy with XAML Spy

    In this blog post I’m going to discuss a third party tool named XAML Spy and explain how it can make your life easier by allowing live debugging/inspection of your application’s XAML during execution, tweak settings and see the impact right away; a capability not natively offered by Visual...
  • Blog Post: Featured App of the Day: Urgent for Windows Phone

    We are back with app of the day; Urgent built by Saad Mehmood. Urgent is a utility built for task, reminder and alarms management and supports features like NFC sharing, set as lock screen, voice commands and more. 1. Could you please tell us a bit about yourself and your background? I am Saad...
  • Blog Post: Featured App of the Day: Call of Gravity for Windows Phone

    T eam Trident's game Call of Gravity won Nokia Midnight Developer Competition in Game Category contesting amongst 66 countries a month back. Team Trident won an all-inclusive Trip to Dubai, $10,000, a Nokia Lumia 920 and an Xbox for each team member. Their app is the first in our new series "Featured...
  • Blog Post: How to Push Notification in Windows Phone for Absolute Beginners?

    Official MSDN document detailing how Push Notification for Windows Phone works, is brief but if you happen to explain the concept to absolute beginners for the first time, the content is a little messy. Keeping that in consideration I’ve tried to elaborate the working of Push Notification in Windows...
  • Blog Post: Are you any good at Windows Phone Development? Win love and recognition! Become a TechNet Guru for July 2013

    I just came across this one while surfing MSDN tonight and it looks super cool to me. Some of us (though I’ve always cherished that more of us) developers love to spread knowledge by either blogging, running user groups or participating into forums where Forums are just my favorite. So if YOU are...
  • Blog Post: ShareLinkTask - How to identify published app Url?

    Launchers & Choosers is now a pretty known concept in Windows Phone and they extend the capabilities of your app by reducing the complexity to just a few lines of code. However most newbies ignore the fact that proper use of some of launchers can is not only beneficial for apps users but also for...
  • Blog Post: Required Tools for Windows Phone Development

    There are 3 flavors of Windows Phone in the market today; 1- Windows Phone SDK 7.1 which is equivalent to consumer facing version Windows Phone 7.5 2- Windows Phone SDK 8.0 which is same as consumer facing version Windows Phone 8.0 3- Windows Phone SDK 7.8 was a minor update for devices running...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with Web Requests & JSON in Windows Phone

    This is a beginner level post to get you started with JSON, familiarize you with basic communication with web server and Facebook Graph API. Consider a scenario where you want to grab details of a particular Facebook page or a person’s profile in Windows Phone app. A standard practice is to use...
  • Blog Post: Midnight Developer Fans - Time to pick your own winner!

    Couple of teams from Pakistan make it to top 10 in Nokia Midnight Developer Contest. While the judges choose the winners for the app and game categories, you can check out the finalists in link given below and tell us who you think has the best app or game. The team that receives the most votes will...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Hackathon by Microsoft Innovation Center - Lahore

    Windows Phone Hackathon by Microsoft Innovation Center - Lahore Windows Phone Hackathon by Microsoft Innovation Center - Lahore , was held at Park Plaza Hotel on 23 rd -24 th March, 2013 . A total number of 70 participants were on the occasion. The whole concept revolved around quality apps from ISVs...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7.8 Update Officially available in Pakistan

    Windows Phone 7.8 is now OFFICIALLY available in Pakistan. Earlier Microsoft halted rolling down update due to a problem found with live tile updates. Now the official update is out to grab. Here’s what you need to do, - Connect your phone with system through USB cable, Zune will be launched...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Hackathon by Microsoft Innovation Center - Lahore IDEA Submission has been closed

    Windows Phone Hackathon by Microsoft Innovation Center - Lahore IDEA Submission has been closed We are pleased to announce that we have received an overwhelming response from our developers community for our Windows Phone Hackathon. Idea Submission has been closed now and we are in a process of shortlisting...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Hackathon - Idea Submission Deadline has been extended till 8th March 2013.

    Important Announcement: Windows Phone Hackathon - Idea Submission Deadline has been extended till 8th March 2013 . Thank You very much for the overwhelming response we have been receiving for Windows Phone Hackathon from our developer community. Many of you are yet to conceive a unique Idea to participate...
  • Blog Post: A Windows Phone Hackathon by Microsoft Innovation Center - Lahore

    Microsoft Innovation Center - Lahore is arranging a Windows Phone Hackathon, specially designed for all levels of software developers, ranging from beginners to experts. Experts will be competing for some of our fantastic prizes, and beginners will gain tremendous knowledge by participating in the event...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Application Development - Start to Finish

    Welcome to the Windows Phone. This Document contains the basic steps needed to develop apps on windows Phone 7. By now, you should already have heard of Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 mobile OS. And while many developers are busy developing for Android and iPhone, Microsoft is hard at work, developing...
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