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  • Blog Post: Apportunity 2014 Powered by Microsoft

    Here's your chance to create a Windows Phone App that will go LIVE all over the World and compete to win Grand prize of USD 33,000 * and more . For more details please visit http://djuice.com.pk/apportunity Prizes Category Prize Grand Prize Trip to Oslo...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) Karachi, Spring Internship Program 2014

    Spring Internship Program 2014 Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) Internship is a program initiated to unleash the potential of young minds, highlight their creativity, talent and build their skillset on the latest Microsoft Technologies. The program is designed in such a way that the student...
  • 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: How to Periodically Update Tile without using Push Notification Service?

    Targeting Windows 8.1 Update, Widows Store, Windows Phone and Universal Apps allow updating tile without the need of writing a background agent/process or push notification service. This feature is provided under a new section in manifest file of relative solution that takes recurrence frequency ranging...
  • 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: Event Calendar of MIC Karachi Jan 2014

    Microsoft Innovation Center – Karachi is running a program called Technical Skills Accelerator . This program is focused on capacity building as well as skill development in IT industry and academia. The objective is to drive the LSE [Local Software Economy]. Under Skills Accelerator Program Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: What's New in Visual Studio 2013?

    Visual Studio 2013 is out for quite sometime now and for those of you who are trying to figure out what Visual Studio 2013 has to offer from web to Windows to Windows Phone development. Whether you are using C#, XAML, HTML, or Visual Basic, there is a lot of exciting new additions to ease developers...
  • 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: Event Calendar of MIC Karachi Nov 2013 - Dec 2013

    Microsoft Innovation Center – Karachi is running a program called Technical Skills Accelerator . This program is focused on capacity building as well as skill development in IT industry and academia. The objective is to drive the LSE [Local Software Economy]. Under Skills Accelerator Program Microsoft...
  • 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: 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 Startup of the Day by Microsoft Bizspark - Data-Arc

    It gives me immense pleasure to share that a local software startup from Lahore, Pakistan, Data-Arc which specialize in mobile and Modern UI applications has been chosen as the Startup of the Day by Microsoft Bizspark It is for the first time that a Startup from Pakistan have achieved this success. You...
  • Blog Post: Drag & Drop in Silverlight for Windows Phone

    Probably the idea of drag and drop are at the heart of educational, children learning and quiz sort of apps. Since I’m often contacted on how to achieve drag and drop using Silverlight for Windows Phone, I thought to write a basic blog post covering this aspect. The first thing you need to understand...
  • 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: Changing Application Bar Icon Buttons on Different Pivot Items

    Building a Windows Phone Application can be fun, but sometimes, certain small issues can make you jump here and there for a solution. one of which is a common issue whereby you want the application to change the icons on the Application bar for a certain pivot item. the easiest way for doing such...
  • 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: Join Microsoft Innovation Center - Lahore as Intern in Summer Internship Program

    Microsoft Innovation Center - Lahore is about to start its 2nd batch of three months Internship Program. Where MIC Lahore will offer them trainings, mentorship and support needed to learn, develop and publish their apps on windows stores. MIC Lahore team will help them convert their ideas into reality...
  • Blog Post: PhoneGap to WP8 Porting Challenge

    We’re going to launch a “PhoneGap to WP8 Porting Challenge” here: http://www.phonegapwpchallenge.com/ worldwide. The challenge will open for registration May 20, 2013 at the latest and site will be updated to provide details & context. This challenge is targeting PhoneGap...
  • 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: A word about Windows Phone Developer Feedback and Feature Suggestion

    "Hello there, I think Windows Phone is a cool OS around and I believe if you add support for following features in coming version it would be great!" I often come across such and similar suggestions and questions from local Windows Phone consumer and even developer community. It appears as if lots of...
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