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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: Team Amplifiers from Pakistan has qualified for Imagine 2014 World Finals

    We are excited to share that Pakistan’s Imagine Cup team, Amplifiers from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) has qualified for Imagine World Finals [Finals Round] in the World Citizenship category to be held in Seattle this July. They are among the 34 teams selected from 170 teams from 76 countries...
  • Blog Post: Summer Internship Program 2014 :: Microsoft Innovation Center Karachi

    Microsoft Innovation Center Karachi is now accepting applications for its INTERNSHIP PROGRAM of SUMMER 2014 . MIC Karachi internship is a program initiated to unleash the potential of young minds, highlight their creativity, talent and build their skillset on the latest. The program is designed...
  • Blog Post: Using SQLite with Windows Phone 8

    Today we are going to look at how we can use SQLite for Windows Phone 8. There are many posts out there that serves the purpose, but only half of it, today we will resolve the issues and would make sure the project runs fine. Building the Solutions to build the solution and run the attached...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview is Now Available

    Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview is now available however you need to install Preview for Developers app on your Windows Phone first. Note that the update is available for ALL existing Windows Phones 8 running devices including low end phones. The app enables you to receive pre-release OS updates...
  • 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: Create same application for windows phone and windows store backed by cloud and Win Imagine Cup Challenge!

    Windows and Windows Phone apps are better together. Connected through the cloud with Windows Azure, they enable seamless experiences from PC to laptop to tablet to phone. Developing an app for both platforms is within reach for any student developer and gives you great experience with connected software...
  • 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: buRsted for Windows Phone 8 is just released!

    The passion and enthusiasm found in student developers of Pakistan is just great and we’ve witnessed a great acceleration in adoption for Windows Phone platform by our local developer’s community. Today I’m super thrilled to feature BuRsted for Windows Phone by two student developers...
  • Blog Post: Translate & Text for Windows Phone & Windows 8.1

    Translate & Text is now available for both Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 . This is the first Windows Store 8.1 application produced under 3rd batch of Microsoft Innovation Center, Lahore . Application provides the ability to translate a single phrase from English language to 12 other Languages (...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with Windows Azure - part 3

    In my last blog post on the series of getting started with Windows Azure as a Modern application developer , I’m going to walk you through to consume the Windows Azure Cloud Service ( the steps to create this service can be found on following blog post ) in Windows Phone and Windows Store. Windows...
  • Blog Post: Loading Sample Contacts Data on Windows Phone 8 (WP8) Emulator

    Today, I shall discuss about loading of sample contacts data on windows phone 8 emulator for testing purpose. Following are some prerequisites before you proceed any further in this tutorial. Prerequisites: 1) Knowledge about Windows Phone platform . 2) Knowledge about Windows Phone Emulator . 2) Knowledge...
  • 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: Microsoft Innovation Center Lahore, Internship Program, batch 3

    Microsoft Innovation Center Lahore is scheduling its batch 3 for its internship program, please see the image below to find more details
  • Blog Post: MEA Windows Phone Online Technical Sessions

    Speaker: Mohamed Yamama - Technical Evanglist - Windows Phone URL: Lync Meeting - Join Lync Meeting , you may download Lync client from here . Date: Wednesdays Time: 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM (Pakistan Time) Event Date Event Title Event Description Event...
  • Blog Post: Featured App of the Day: #KiaSceneHai for Windows Phone

    Hi, We're back with a brand new app #KiaSceneHai by a local startup; StringBlue from Lahore that is founded by two of our Microsoft Student Partners. The app is about featuring local events of users interest and has made quite a buzz in local community recently. The startup is reportedly working on a...
  • 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: Nokia Create brings competition to develop apps for Windows Phone 8

    Are you are Windows Phone developer from Pakistan? Nokia Create is a global competition to develop apps for Nokia Lumia and WINDOWS PHONE 8. (8 Categories, 14 Missions, 141 WINNERS) To enter one of these 8 missions you need to develop a brand new app or game, or port one from another platform to Windows...
  • Blog Post: Featured App of the Day: Camy and Jaky

    Could you please tell us a bit about yourself and your background? Ilmasoft specializes in creation of mobile applications in all angles while with a special focus on smart educational products for children and professionals. We have dedicated teams of highly skilled technical professionals to augment...
  • Blog Post: Featured App of the Day: Search Quran (with Roman Urdu Support) for Windows Phone

    I’m sure you must have enjoyed recent impressive articles around Expression Blend by Shahid Aziz in past few days. However, it is time to continue our journey of showcasing useful apps and relative heroes and I’ve the honor to feature an immensely useful Windows Phone app that offers roman...
  • Blog Post: Creating a Dial (knob) Control in Windows Phone 8

    Today we are going to create a circular Dial (knob) for windows Phone 8, as we know that there isn’t much out there that is similar to a dial control for windows Phone, and sometimes we are in need of one, I believe after this tutorial, this would be resolved and developers would use them in the...
  • Blog Post: Using SampleData in Windows Phone 8 using Blend.

    It is really important to have an ability to design the UI of your windows Phone application, and for that we require data to be there on the app Pages, and it’s not always necessary to have the data available for UI developers. To cater this, blend comes in for a rescue and provides easy to use...
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