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Build 2014 Videos

This year’s Microsoft Build conference was jam packed with Windows Phone goodness. In fact, there is too much to take in at once. So what I’ve done for you is break it down into sections so that you can bookmark this page and come back at your leisure. These videos are in no particular order, so review…

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DVLUPday NYC Highlights

12 hours, 250 developers, 150 feet of Subway, 68 pizzas… one awesome day, priceless. At the beginning of the day, I performed the developer equivalent of crowd surfing… the Vine surf Photos There lots of pictures taken and shared, you can see all of them here at #DVLUPday photos Here are some of my favorites:…

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Creating Design-Time Sample Data

One of the best things you can have when developing a Windows Phone app is design-time sample data. I will show you in this post how to create sample data from a class using Blend. (click images to view larger) You can apply this technique to an existing class you have, but for the purposes of this…

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March Lumia Giveaway

UPDATE: The winner for March is Shawn Murphy, congratulations! To reward developers staying active, I am giving away a Nokia Lumia (winner’s choice of the 1020, 928, 925 or 920). Eligibility is simple:: Publish or update a Windows Phone app between Feb 1st and March 31st You live in one of the following states: MA, RI,…

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Monetizing App Studio with Ads

So, you’d like to put some ads in your awesome App Studio app? No problem! I thought I would write a post to show just how easy it can be. Follow these easy steps and you’ll start earning money from ads… Ad provider The ad provider is the service the AdControl in your app gets the ad…

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Using APIs for new app ideas

For most applications that provide dynamic content, using an API is critical. It’s the engine of the engaging experience in a data based app. APIs can also be a powerful muse when you’re looking for a new idea for an app. Take a look at the two items below to start exploring the vast world of APIs and spark your…

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Make An App Dev Happy Day

The Windows Phone developer community is amazing in and of itself, but what happens when you add something like #makeAnAppDevHappyDay? You get pure awesomeness. What is #makeAnAppDevHappyDay?  Nokia DVLUP added fuel to an idea started by Dan Colasanti for developers to help them get the word out about their apps and generate app reviews. Share your…