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//Build Conference San Francisco 26th June 2013
This week at San Francisco’s Moscone Center we will host developers and press from around the world for three days of immersive content, hackathons and demos during our annual Build Developer Conference . It all begins at 9:00 am PDT on June 26th. Microsoft’s senior executives and top technical leaders...
24 Jun 2013
Advertising is a key monetization option for app developers
This week we launched a new format designed to create interactive and panoramic adverts within applications the following verge article is nice summary. As part of the opportunity of developing advertising as a monetization option I wanted to share some guidance on including advertising in general. 1...
18 Jun 2013
//Build/2013 Conference See what's next • Learn from our engineers • Network with your peers
The right content for your role There are hundreds of thousands of topics in the Dev Center, http://dev.windows.com and http://dev.windowsphone.com . We know in any organisation discoverability and sharing of content is critical to success. So why not get to grips with this detail in person at Microsoft...
17 May 2013
New look for Windows Developer Center and Design.windows.com
So What is NEW at Design.windows.com ? A new UX Checkilist Checklist is a welcome addition to design.windows.com. It can empower designers when self-evaluating their app so they can better understand what is required and prioritize when they make need to make tough choices. Guidance links are...
16 May 2013
Where can I get some tips and guidance design resources?
I wanted to put this quick blog together to answer the most common questions I get from students/developers wishing to build apps. 1. How can I get a Store Account for Windows? All Students get FREE Windows 8 Store accounts via DreamSpark follow this presentation on the steps to how to validate...
17 Apr 2013
Student to Start-up Building Beautiful Apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone
Location of event: Kingston University Penrhyn Road John Galsworthy Building Penrhyn Road Kingston upon Thames Surrey KT1 2EE Date Friday 17 th May - Saturday 18 th 4.30 pm With Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Store’s you have a choice of control schemes, a variety of devices tablets, notebooks...
5 Apr 2013
Help uncover the next great app by voting in the Windows Phone Next App Star contest.
Windows Phone Next App Star is a 21-day tournament style challenge between March 19 th and April 8 th Windows Phone Next App Star is a contest designed to get developers more visibility with more customers by allowing them to compete for the chance to have their app featured in a Windows Phone prime...
21 Mar 2013
Microsoft want to show you how Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are the perfect platform for you to build your next app!
Through this one day event we will have keynote speakers from Microsoft and Nokia. Hear first-hand from developers who have built apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Thursday, 18 April 2013 from 08:30 to 17:00 (BST) Portsmouth, United Kingdom There is a chance to build your own app during our Hackathon...
21 Mar 2013
Windows Design Inspiration and Things We’ve Learnt About… from MS Research
I would like to make you aware of new enhancements to “Design Inspiration” these include case studies and content updates on http://design.windows.com Design principles – This a new document in the design guidance section that focuses on the Microsoft design principles. New design inspiration and case...
18 Mar 2013
Building an app for the Windows Store, iPhone, iPad, or Android and want an easy backend connection for storage, identity and push notifications, Windows Azure Mobile Services
Furthering Windows Azure commitment to open source development, today, Microsoft announced the release of our official Android SDK for Windows Azure Mobile Services. Android developers now have easy access to structured data storage, authentication, push notifications using Google Cloud Messaging...
5 Mar 2013
Perfect competition for Design Students and courses - App to the Future is an app design competition open to the international design community
Now You Can Change the Future Challenge ends February 3, 2013 Design an app for Windows Phone that showcases how to create, connect and maximise the use of the Windows Phone Platfrom. Mobile apps are used by millions of people worldwide on a daily basis and are now a way many of us take control...
16 Jan 2013
Using the right tone of voice for your brand
Many of you are aware that a few months ago my colleague Andrew Spooner ( @andspo ) developed a series of films which focused on various aspects of digital design and user experience . A number of UK Universities used these videos as part of their guest lecture series, with the launch of Windows 8 Andrew...
24 Oct 2012
Changes in Microsoft Apphub to Windows Phone Dev Center
This week, the Windows Phone Team launched the new Windows Phone Dev Center. Student still get free access as before via DreamSpark but the experience is slightly different. Here is a summary of the key changes you should familiarize yourself with: · App Hub remains only as a landing page, the App Hub...
9 Aug 2012
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