Attend Publish Boston & Win Big

Since the prizes are really awesome for this event (May 17th), I’m going to start off with them. We will be rewarding the best student, best individual, and best company in each of the categories below: Top Windows 8.1 app Trip to the 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, TX. 9 runner-up…

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…

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…

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…

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…