Quick Thoughts

James Quick- Microsoft Technical Evangelist South Florida

September, 2013

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    Check Out “Miami Beach View”

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    If you live in South Florida, frequent Miami Beach, or are visiting in the near future, then you should check out Miami Beach View .  This app provides you with weather, parking, parks, traffic…basically all of the information you might need for...
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    Developer of the Week: Craig Simon

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    Following suit from the last Developer of the Week , this week’s developer of the week is Craig Simon.  I met Craig at our phone app workshop last week, and I was amazed by the app he was able to produce using Microsoft’s App Studio , an online ...
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    Create A Windows Phone App in Hours????

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    Ok, so who out there would love to publish apps, but has no coding experience? Or maybe, you know how to code, but don’t feel like you have the time to dedicate to a side project. Or maybe you are just old school and are nervous about trying to break...
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    “Quick” Tips for Gamemaker (Part 4- Start/End Screen)

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    In my last “Quick Tips” gamemaker blog post, I covered how to keep and display a score for the user during your game.  Today, I will show you how you can add simple start and end screens.  This is not a complex idea but is very important as...
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    “Quick” Tips for Gamemaker (Part 3- Score)

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    So, in the last gamemaker tip, we covered movement for your character.  In this post, we will cover adding a score to your game.  Obviously, having a score is a necessary way to keep your users interested in playing.  I mean what’s the...
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    Publish an App, Get a Phone

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    Currently, Nokia is having a promotion that allows first-time Windows Phone App publishers the chance to receive a free Nokia Lumia 800 (Windows 7 phone) for their efforts (applicable in Canada and US). It’s simple, if you publish your first Windows...
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    Developer of the Week: Nathalie Goh-Livorness

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    So I am going to try and start recognizing one developer a week in my blog, and with this being my first one, I figured I would acknowledge a fellow MACH (Microsoft Academy of College Hires…go MACHS!), who I first met a little over two months ago...
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    APIMASH and Game Dev Workshops

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    Announcing hands on workshop segments for South Florida in Fall 2013, located at the Microsoft Fort Lauderdale Office . Each workshop is a one to two hour lecture, followed by an opportunity to do "hands on" work. Co-work during the session on YOUR app...
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    "Quick" Tips for Gamemaker (Part 2- movement)

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    Alright, so by now you have probably at least gone through the “Your First Game” tutorial in Gamemaker. If not follow this link and find supplemental information in my previous blog post, Part One . 1. Movement Now, let’s say...
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