As a Nokia Developer Ambassador, my main responsibility is to make sure you have what you need to bring your app to market. This page contains quick links to resources, tips & tricks, documentation and anything helpful for Windows Phone development. If you have anything you’d like me to post here, find me on Twitter™ @lancewmccarthy. See this for a list of the 9 Ambassadors to see who your local ambassador is. If you are not in one of the areas, contact me and we’ll see who fits you best.

If you are new to Windows Phone development

Build 2013 & 2014 Windows Phone sessions

This link will bring you to my blog post with all the Build 2014 Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 related videos.

Here are the Build 2013 Videos for Windows Phone 8.0:


Key Developer Scenarios

Best Practices

Official Nokia Resources

Miscellaneous resources

Here is the beginning of the miscellaneous resources list to get you started, more links under the “more links”section towards the bottom of the page.

If you are a student, join DreamSpark

If you are a small business, join Bizspark and if you are registering with DevCenter as an enterprise, familiarize yourself with this.

Podcasts (Audio, sometimes video)

Getting Started Links


Windows Phone 8

8 Days of Windows Phone 8:

more links…

This is the Michael Crump section.

Windows 8 related material but also applies to Windows Phone

Windows 8 Stuff you may find useful

Nokia Developer Offers Help

Windows Phone and Netduino/Gadgeteer/Arduino/ fun

General topic articles about mobile app development

How to succeed with your mobile app

How to write portable code (Portable Class Libraries aka PCLs)

API List

Here is a list of APIs to help give you app ideas