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  • Blog Post: Participate Now: Best of Swiss Apps

    Did you participate in our last competitions? Or did you code a cool app just for yourself? Perfect! And do you think your app is cool and has some potential? Then it's time to participate at "Best of Swiss Apps" ! What is “Best of Swiss Apps”? It’s an annual award given to the...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Dr. Windows for Windows 8

    Hi folks! Basically today's app just acts as a newsreader like many other apps available in the Windows Store. The reason I decided to choose this app is more obviously because of it's content. Dr. Windows brings you the daily dose of Windows you won't get everywhere else. Acquired from their website...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Fotor

    Hello there! Today's App of the Week is just a must have for any of your PC, Tablet, Convertible, All-in-one, or whatever device you use with Windows 8. Fotor is my absolute favorite when it comes to quick photo editing, collage creation or image styling. Fotor provides you with a huge set of image...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Jetpack Joyride

    It has been a while since we last reviewed a game! Let me change that and present to you “Jetpack joyride”. It is a very fun little arcade game a discovered only a few days ago. You are playing Barry, a bored salesman that happened to steal a jetpack in a secret lab. (If you want to see...
  • Blog Post: Game Starterkit for Windows 8 with Windows Azure backend

    Hey folks! If you are ready for your next project for Windows 8 we have just great news to share with you: Our Norwegian colleague at Microsoft created a really nice game template using Azure Mobile services backend to get you on board to develop for Windows 8 with Azure. This kit includes...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - KahnAcademy

    I have studied for most of my life. Sometimes it was fun, sometimes less but I think this experience has given me a thirst for knowledge in life in general. I found an interesting resource to refresh or even learn new things a few weeks back, namely the Khan Academy Windows 8 App . Be it for subjects...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Ausflugsziele der Schweiz for Windows 8

    Today I put an app under review that shows you event places for all kinds of activities all around Switzerland. "Ausflugsziele der Schweiz" is the name of the app which is your inspiration if you don't know what to do the next weekend. Supporting a nice Windows 8 style interface using semantic zoom and...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Kindle for Windows 8

    For many of you holidays are ending. You come down from the mountains, back from the beautiful beaches, away from the big cities to get back to yet another semester of exiting courses, projects and exams. We’re all in it together! Coming back doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be allowed to...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Network Usage

    Although in Switzerland i don't need to have a very close look to the mobile data usage of my tablet, sometimes it happens that i go out of the country, and boy do the roaming prices burn! That's why i found this nifty little app that saved me from lots of additional money spending: Network Usage...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Zattoo for Windows 8

    Hi Folks, Today I gonna present you a live tv app called Zattoo. I think many of you already know Zattoo from ist web Player but now they also have an app for Windows 8. What is Zattoo? Zattoo is a live tv Player that works in web browser, on mobile phones and now on Windows 8 with an app. You...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Draw a Stickman for W8

    Apps are still on our mind in the eve of the new year. For this week’s post I found a rather addicting game for the Windows 8 platform called Draw a Stickman. The graphics is fresh and fun and creates a really entertaining environment. The game asks of you initially to draw your own character...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - VMetro for Windows 8

    VMetro is a news aggregator of another kind. It doesn't aggregate RSS feeds as the usual news app does, it summarizes news to topics you are interested in by presenting you with videos from across all the major video sharing platforms. VMetro offers a new and interactive way of accessing your news...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Swiss Snow Report for Windows 8

    If you spent your week-end buried under snow just like me you must be thinking about only one thing : SKIING ! The ski resorts are just about to open and this App of the Week is here to help you have the best winter season ever. Let me walk you through “Swiss Snow Report” for Windows 8...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Fresh Paint for Windows 8

    Hi folks, After a short pause with our blog series we're back again and full of energy :-) As Windows 8 is out since some weeks there are a lot of new apps to discover. That's why I choose for this week a Windows 8 App. And the winner is... Fresh Paint. When you now are thinking back to the old...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Booking.com

    Booking.com is a very well-known hotel booking website. With over 240’000 hotels in 177 countries, it has become the website to go to when planning holidays or a business trip. With their new Windows 8 application, searching for hotels has never been easier. When launching the app you are presented...
  • Blog Post: WOWZAPP 2012 - Worldwide Hackathon for Windows

    Good morning Today I have a really cool thing to announce! Microsoft is organizing a worldwide Hackathon for Windows called WOWZAPP 2012. At three days several thousand developers all over the world will code to make this event a big success. Microsoft Switzerland takes part of it and organizes...
  • Blog Post: You Make IT Smart 2012-2013: Win one of the best prizes ever!!!

    Hi Folks! Yesterday we started with our new "You Make IT Smart" campaign and again you have the chance to win FANTASTIC prizes! How can you win? That’s pretty easy. Code two apps for Windows 8, publish them in the Windows 8 store and you have your own Samsung ATIV tablet. Sounds easy...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - OneNote MX Preview for Windows 8

    If you haven’t already, you will start university in just a few weeks (sorry summer is soon over ;-). You will have new courses, new professors, new text books, new schedules... wow… a lot of things to keep track of! That is why this app of the week is all about helping you keep organised...
  • Blog Post: Busy, busy summertime! Join the activities!

    This summer has started with a boom! Since we know you have a bit more time (without any classes) we wanted to offer you the possibility of getting a head start with your windows 8 programming, but we did not want you to forget to have fun! We had the Imagine Cup Finals in Australia , and lately we have...
  • Blog Post: Get Ready for Windows 8 - with our free trainings!

    Two days ago we saw the unveiling of the Surface Tablet , a really awesome product I’d like to get my hands on as soon as possible. Of course it will be running Windows 8 with Metro Style Apps. Since this is a whole new perspective on building rich apps (none the less giving developers the freedom...
  • Blog Post: Shape - The App Conference

    Hi all! Some times ago, there was a really cool conference organized by Microsoft Switzerland called Shape . In this blog I like to give you some impressions about this event, because in my eyes every student who likes to code for Windows Phone 7 or Windows 8 should visit an event like that from time...
  • Blog Post: SHAPE – The App Conference – Free Entrance

    In seven days the SHAPE Conference in Zürich will open its doors. It’s all around APPs. The key aspect of the Conference is how to develop apps and games for Windows 8, Windows Phone and Windows Azure – see the agenda here . Also there are business-sessions around “ Monetizing...
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