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:…

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…

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,…

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…