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  • Blog Post: 360° Summer Photo Competition - New Deadline

    Extended!!! New deadline: September 30 th Hi all! Good news! As many of you have been on holidays, we have been asked if we can extend the deadline for this year summer competition. YES, WE CAN! For you this means, that you have an additional month to submit your 360° panorama pictures...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Aviary Photo Genius

    In this week's edition of our App of the Week series, I would like to introduce you to a very handy app called Aviary Photo Genius. Some of you might be familiar with Aviary from their completely awesome flash web applications. These web applications allow you to create and edit everything from images...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Badoo

    Let me introduce you this week the famous application Badoo, that recently announced a new mobile application for Windows Phone 7 users. The new app, simply called Badoo and available now in the Windows Phone Marketplace The first time I installed Badoo in my Nokia Lumia 800, I was impressed! How...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Photo Timeline

    Hello everybody, This time I present a useful photo tool that’s not another “wow-make every-picture-look-the-same-effect”-tool. Photo Timeline by Igor Kulmann is simply what its title tells us about it – a photo timeline. The app makes an index of your (also already taken)...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Tunein

    Hi There Since my last blog post I have listened a lot to my favourite radio station. The main problem was that I can't receive it with an ordinary radio receiver but only as an online stream or via satellite, at least at my place and around Basel. Listening to a live stream on my wp7 wasn't...
  • Blog Post: 360° Summer Photo Competition

    It’s getting hot out there. Temperatures reach 360° this summer with our Microsoft Photosynth Holiday Competition . Share your favorite 360° holiday-panoramas with us and win a great prize! The Swiss Academic Team is excited to tell you about this year’s summer competition....
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Vimeo

    Do you like inspirational, amazing, educational, awe-inspiring, cool, funny or just plain awesome videos? Then you'll love to know that you can watch your favorite videos everywhere, anytime and that for free, without ads and in HQ! Meet the Vimeo Windows Phone App! If you are not familiar with Vimeo;...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - LEO Dictionary

    Hi all, This week I like to introduce an app I use nearly every day. Many of you already know LEO Dictionary from the website http://dict.leo.org/ . In my eyes it's one of the best online dictionaries and I'm really happy that they now have an app for Windows Phone 7. Similar to the online version...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Photosynth – Make it BIG

    Since I have a Windows Phone 7 that was the app I was waiting for. Photosynth is a 360° panorama photo tool … that works ! Before I switched to the Nokia Lumia 800 I had the LG E700. The cool thing about that phone was it has a homegrown application called «Panoramaviewer»....
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Feed me Oil

    Hi there Today I’ll write about an incredible cool puzzle game I found out there in the marketplace, “Feed me Oil”. It’s fun to play and if you really like it you can purchase it for only CHF 1.29. An oil pipeline is broken and the oil is about to pollute the nature,...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - IMDb

    It has happened to me on multiple occasions that I was in a heated debate with a friend about a movie we have seen recently and whether a certain actor played in it or not. Since me and most of my friends are movie and/or tv series aficionados, discussions about recently seen movies come up a lot. And...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - WhatsApp

    Today I like to present you another communication app called WhatsApp. I'm pretty sure some of you already know this app, but maybe didn't know that it also exist for Windows Phone 7. So what can you do with this app. WhatsApp is a free messenger working on all important mobile platforms such as iPhone...
  • 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: App of the Week - Taptitude

    Let me stay again in the big world of games in this App Of the Week's blog post. Last time, Benjamin presented you with the fact that smartphone games as well can shine with very expensive and detailed graphics. In my case I think graphics are sometimes overrated, especially if they affect the absence...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Sid Meier’s Pirates!

    I’m not using often my phone to play games, because I know their potential of drawing me in and keep me locked down for hours. Usually on the Xbox or PC it’s not that problematic but sitting in a tramway and driving around in circles in the city for hours because of forgetting time and space...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - The Hype Machine for mobile phones

    For a long time now I was in search of a good app where I could find new and cool music. Last week, while I was running around at the Shape conference to show and give people there the opportunity to play with the Windows 8 Slate , i had a revelation! One of my colleagues told me about this app called...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Endomondo

    Hi there This week I’ll write about Endomondo . When I started with my first workouts last year I used an app for my WP7 to record them. I was able to upload the data and to analyze it, but only the plain data for speed and distance was showed. And for all the cool stuff, like an...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Tasks Arranger

    Don't we all know the feeling of being overwhelmed by too many things to do? Be it in personal or professional life, an ever increasing flood of tasks seems to be the norm. Managing these tasks and their respective deadlines can get painful quite fast (as most students probably have experienced!). ...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Skype for Windows Phone 7

    I think a lot of us were waiting long time for this and now we have it – Skype for Windows Phone 7! It is still in beta version, but as I need it a lot, I just installed it on my WP7 to test it. In this blog I like to give you some first impressions. First I like to provide you with a short...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Pc Remote

    Since it is natural for everybody to control his television or hi-fi system with a remote, one of the questions that every user of a computer wondered about at least once in his life is: "Why is there no remote control for my PC?". I was one of these people. The app PC remote for Windows Phone released...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Legends of Descent

    Hi there today we start with a new Blog Category, App of the Week. From now on to all eternity you will get each Monday a short review from our team about one of our favourite WP7 and later this year maybe also about our favourite Windows 8 apps. We will start with Legend Of Descent . Legend...
  • Blog Post: WP7 Internet Sharing

    Hi there I know Mango has been out there for a while and writing about one of its new features could be boring but I recently discovered the "Internet Sharing" options in the WP7 settings. Normally when I travel and want to use g3, I boot my laptop, plug in the g3 dongle, start the provider...
  • Blog Post: You Make IT Smart 2011–2012: Win a New Nokia Lumia 800 easily!

    The famous YMITS Competition goes into the next round! Thanks to the incredible results of last year we want to give swiss students again the opportunity to publish on the Marketplace by focusing on application and game development for Windows Phone this year. By participating, you have the opportunity...
  • Blog Post: You're a student developer? Get your free Mango Phone!!!

    If you are a student developer and want a free Mango Phone there are only 5 easy steps to follow: Make sure you’re registered for DreamSpark Download and install Expression Studio Ultimate and the new Mango Windows Phone Developer Tools (available free as a member of DreamSpark) Get...
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