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Developing for the Windows Ecosystem Workshops–Durban
The following events are aimed at targeting specific types of application development across the Windows Ecosystem, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and Azure. The following are the sessions to be run: Day1 Developing Applications for Windows Platform: This session is aimed at individuals who have little...
4 Apr 2013
Move to Windows Phone 8 competition
Do you have a Windows 8 or a Windows Phone 7.5 Application in Store? If you do we are running a competition for those of you who port your applications to Windows Phone 8 and get it in store. For each application you port you get an entry into the competition and we will randomly select 2 developers...
9 Dec 2012
Upgrading applications from Windows Phone 7.5 to Windows Phone 8
Recently we have had a bunch of new releases for a number of the Microsoft products including Windows Phone. Windows Phone 8 brings the operating system to a new level by incorporating the Windows 8 Kernel as well a bringing some other great features such as more live tile sizes, more screen resolutions...
20 Nov 2012
Knowing your WinRT from your Azure - A Guide to the Microsoft Developer and Platform Roadmap
Industry trends, new technology and rising customer expectations are all shaping our strategies. These innovations, across social media, cloud and mobility brings new opportunities as well as questions. The session focusses at developer managers, CxOs and technical decision makers, will delve...
18 May 2012
Windows Phone Application Highlight–Pocket Meme
Pocket Meme was made to be the last and only app you will ever use to view internet memes. Your constant source of laughter, so to speak. It has pretty much every popular meme built right in, and if you want to find a more obscure one, just search. And then pin your favorites to your start screen. Want...
25 Mar 2012
Community Night March 2012
Another month and another great community night coming up tomorrow night. Come join us for an evening of discussion and networking. The following communities will be meeting tomorrow: 4pm: Information Worker Developer UG Sharepoint Business Workshop BIDN 6:30pm: IT Pro UG Game Dev SQL User Groups Architecture...
12 Mar 2012
Windows Phone Application Highlight – Galactic Jump
This week we are looking at another application by a local developer Galactic Jump. Take control of a ship in outer space that is about to enter a Galactic Jump across the universe! You will need to keep the ship within the "rainbow" of light to survive the trip, collisions with the sides of...
6 Mar 2012
Windows Phone Application Highlight –Word Fish
This month we are starting to highlight applications that have been developed by local developers. We have a number of excellent developers who we are going to be showcasing for the next foreseeable future. Today we are looking at an application called Word Fish. Word Fish is a word game that is...
28 Feb 2012
Windows Phone Workshop–27 February 2012 4pm–5pm
We will be running a 1 hour Windows Phone Workshop from 4pm to 5pm on Monday. The workshop is an Introduction to Windows phone and we will cover the following topics: - The Windows Phone Platform - Metro Design Principals - Developing for Windows Phone - Market Place If you are interested? Register...
23 Feb 2012
Windows Phone events coming up:
Are you interested in Windows Phone development? Have you been building applications but want a more technical view on various topics? Then we have some great news. We are going to be running a number of events over the next couple weeks to help. We will be coving topics from Introduction to Windows...
20 Feb 2012
Windows Phone–What’s happening?
What an exciting couple of months it has been with Nokia releasing the Lumia 800 locally and two excellent launches preparing the stage. Application developers creating tons of applications locally and a huge amount of our favourite applications coming to the store, this is going to be an exciting year...
5 Feb 2012
The Most Addicting Sheep Game Wins the Windows Phone App Competition
"The Most Addicting Sheep Game" grabbed top honours in Microsoft’s Windows Phone Application Development competition in South Africa. Congratulations to developer J.G Southey who beat other really great Apps for the top spot such as News 24, Project Mosaic and TorchBear . Search for the game...
31 Jan 2012
Hi All Well its been an exciting couple of weeks with tons of workshops happening from Durban to Cape Town and we have our last weekend workshop in Johannesburg this weekend. All of them have been jam packed so if you missed them now or couldn’t get in we will run another series of workshops early next...
29 Nov 2011
Windows Phone Workshops an Update!
All I can say is WOW! The workshops were completely booked out in the first week of us opening them for registration. With that in mind for those who have missed out we will be running these again early next year. So keep an eye out on the blog and our social media for more info closer to the time. For...
22 Nov 2011
Windows Phone Workshops Gallore!!!
Join us for the Windows Phone Weekend Workshop The Windows Phone Weekend workshop is a one day crash course on windows phone development. The course introduces the basics of Windows Phone development and allows you to get your hands dirty with some Labs on how to produce Applications. For people working...
7 Nov 2011
Write Windows Phone Applications, Submit to the Market Place and Stand a chance to win R50000
Developing your very own original application for the Windows Phone? Build it and upload it to Marketplace and you could win R50,000 in cash card vouchers. Get the tools today: create.msdn.com Need to figure out where to start go here: Getting Started with Windows Phone Development
3 Nov 2011
Windows Phone Design Day!!!
Pimp My App A premium design workshop for developers to create better user interfaces for their touch-based applications Join us for a day of design and technology as part of the European Windows Phone Design days, kicking off in South Africa. Using Windows Phone 7 tools and platform, Arturo Toledo...
13 Oct 2011
Win 2 Golden Circle Kings of Leon Tickets
Win 2 golden circle tickets to the Kings of Leon The Windows Phone and Nokia Developer team challenge you to become one of South Africa's Rock Star developers Publish your apps to Marketplace by 24 October 2011 and stand a chance to WIN 2 GOLDEN CIRCLE TICKETS to the Nokia Kings of Leon concert at FNB...
11 Oct 2011
YallaApps Migration deadline extended to the 15th September
Hi All The folks from YallaApps have just extended the deadline to move your account from YallaApps to the South African Market place to the 15th September. We have already had a lot of people move but for those of you who still want to take advantage of the free account make the move now. The instructions...
5 Sep 2011
Windows Phone – 4 Week Training Workshop–Starting September in Johannesburg
This series of workshops for Windows Phone will get you ready to turn your great mobile ideas into reality. Starting off with an introduction to the Windows Phone 7 platform and how you can create applications. Each week we will cover various topics that will enable you to create applications...
25 Aug 2011
Windows Phone Weekend Workshop – 17th September 2011
Windows Phone is an important leap forward in Microsoft’s overall mobile strategy and the developer community has taken notice. Now is the time to embrace the “tile-and-app” UI and reap the rewards Windows Phone provides your development team and user community. If you are new to Windows Phone come join...
25 Aug 2011
Deploy Mango apps to the Market Place
A lot of things happening of late, with an Updated Windows Phone SDK 7.1 being release as well as the market place being opened up to support Mango applications. The next step go get the updated tools now and start coding: Windows Phone SDK Coming up in September we will be running a full day workshop...
23 Aug 2011
Windows Phone Smackdown Competition Finalists
Hi All here are the Windows Phone 7 Smackdown Finalists: Wolfram 7: The Wolfram 7 Application is a rich front end for the Wolfram Alpha service. It allows you to execute queries and store favorites for future use. Twitter: #ilovewp7 vote: #Wolfram7 Brew Master: Ever want to brew your own beer...
28 Jun 2011
Cape Town Trip–Universities and Devs4Devs
Dave and Nyaladzi recently took a trip down to Cape Town to visit universities and hold Devs4Devs in the mother city. The trips to the universities was aimed at sharing information around the Windows Phone 7 platform and development. At Stellenbosch we did a platform overview for the students and at...
8 May 2011
Competitions Competitions and more Competitions
Today we have launched a new competition: The Video Creation Competition. In order to win what you need to do is create a video which demonstrates Microsoft technologies or products. The video can be from 30 sec to 5 min in length, and you need to submit it online using an online video hosting site like...
28 Apr 2011
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