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  • Top 10 Windows 8 Secrets for App Success

    Tags: Windows 8, Win8, Apps, AppDev, GenApp, DevHammer

    Here’s a great video with Andrew Duthie and Chris Bowen sharing their Top 10 Windows 8 secrets for App success. The two also discuss the incredible money making opportunities available for developers who jump in and develop applications for Windows 8 as well as what free tools and services are …

  • TFLN for Windows 8 Now Available

    Tags: TFLN, Win8, Windows 8, AppDev, GenApp

    My second Windows 8 app has been published. Given the success I’ve had with the Windows Phone version of Texts from Last Night, it seemed only natural to bring TFLN to Windows 8. Here are some screen shots of the first release. I had to limit the feature set of the app to get it finished in …

  • Tips to Get Your Windows Apps Certified Quickly

    Tags: Windows 8, Windows Store, Apps, AppDev

    The Windows Store team has written a great post about getting your apps through certification quickly. Here’s a summary: Publish a Privacy Policy When Required Submit valuable apps Submit complete apps and avoid misleading descriptions Properly localize the app submission Read the post for more …

  • Inside the Windows 8 App Model

    Tags: Windows 8, AppDev, PLM, Memory Management

    In this Channel9 video, Arun Kishan dives deeply into the low level details of the new application model in Windows 8. You Windows 8 PLM (Process Lifetime Management) questions answered: How has Process Lifetime Management (PLM) been reimagined in Windows 8? How does app suspension work, exactly, …

  • Windows Phone App OData Client Tools

    Tags: OData, Windows Phone, WP8, AppDev, WP7

    The OData Client Tools for Windows Phone 8 brings OData V3 support to the Windows Phone platform. Specifically, this tool extends the “Add Service Reference” menu item to include support for client-side OData support in Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 application projects. Download the …

  • Deep Dive into Native Windows 8 Apps

    Tags: Windows 8, WinRT, AppDev, C++

    The last time I did anything meaningful with C++, I was in college and Kurt Cobain was still alive. So, I appreciate any training materials I can get to brush up on this skill set. C/C++ is a bit like Latin: everyone agrees it’s important, but very few people speak it anymore. In this session from …

  • How Important Are Public APIs

    Tags: Web 2.0., AppDev, API

    The importance of having a publicly exposed API cannot be overstated. I’ve preached about this before in my Screen Scraper’s Manifesto, where I said if content providers/business partners/etc don’t make a publicly exposed API, we developers will make our own. Here is some more ammo in the argument …

  • How to Make Money Creating Apps

    Tags: Money, AppDev, Economics, Win8

    Vision Mobile has an interesting write up on “Which Apps Make Money?” The whole article is worth reading, but here are some interesting tidbits: “In the games and software/IT industries, revenues are, to a large extent, generated by app sales which is a core business activity. In other verticals, …

  • Top Tips for iOS Devs Building Windows Store Apps

    Tags: Windows 8, iOS, Big Nerd Ranch, AppDev

    In this session from Build 2012, Aaron Hillegrass from the Big Nerd Ranch covers the top 10 things iOS developers need to know about Windows Store Apps. Aaron has a number of talks up on Channel9, which iOS devs would find useful. As always, the best way to get up to speed on Windows Store app …

  • Get Ready to Rumble Radar

    Tags: Windows 8, Windows RT, AppDev, Apps

    Local developer genius and user group speaker, Roberto Hernandez has just released his first Windows 8 Store app: Rumble Radar. Rumble Radar uses an open government data feed from the United States Geological Survey and a great example of using free data sources in your applications. Read more …

  • Creating an App Can Change Your Life on Franks World TV

    Tags: FWTV, Windows 8, AppDev

    In this episode of Frank’s World TV, I speak to Scott Lock, co-founder of Inferno Red, about how one app featuring pandas at the National Zoo changed his life. I also have fun with a popular commercial (in honor of the Super Bowl). There are also a few cameos of your favorite evangelists in there …

  • ShaZapp on FOSE TV

    Tags: FOSE, Windows 8, AppDev, AppCannon, Shazapp, FOSETV, Public Sector

    Last week while at the FOSE conference, not only did I cover the show for Frank’s World TV, I was also interviewed by FOSE TV. In this interview, I had the chance to show off ShaZapp to a wider, more government-centric audience.   There’s more ShaZapp-related content on the way, but this …

  • ShaZapp Updated to Version 1.5

    Tags: Shazapp, AppCannon, AppDev, Public Sector, MetaProgramming

    ShaZapp has just been updated to version 1.5. For a complete list of updates, check out the About page.

    It’s all about the Images

    Great Windows Store apps have great imagery that really make the app “pop” and give an extra kick to the “fully immersive” experience …

  • How to Encrypt Settings in Windows 8 Apps

    Tags: Windows 8, Security, Encryption, AppDev, Apps, Code, How To

    As you’re writing Windows 8 apps,  you’ll no doubt want to preserve your users’ preferences. There’s a very fine API in WinRT to store user settings locally on the machine or roam across devices that follows the user around. Most of the time, settings contains fairly benign information and are …