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Awesome apps for Windows Phone and Windows 8 built with XPCK

Today’s post will highlight some awesome apps created with the XPlatformCloudKit (XPCK).  Many of these apps were created by first time developers and showcase unique ways of using a cross-platform app template.  FYI, apps created with this template may qualify for prizes and cash from app development promotions offered by Microsoft.  If you have trouble…

Just published a Windows Phone or Windows 8 app? Get rewarded today!

  Microsoft has implemented a number of promotions to reward students and independent developers who have recently submitted apps in the Windows Phone and Windows 8 marketplaces.  In this post, I am going to give a brief overview of the current promotional offerings.  Of course, you will want to make sure to take a look…

App Enthusiasts released for Windows Phone and Windows 8

Today marks the launch of the App Enthusiasts application for Windows 8 and Windows Phone!   From the app description: “App Enthusiasts showcases applications created by developers around the world on Windows Phone and Windows 8. Stay up to date with the coolest creations by students, indie developers, and companies in your area. App Enthusiasts can…

Monetize your app with AdRotator for Windows 8 and Windows Phone

Have you published an app to the Windows Phone or Windows 8 store and are you looking to monetize it through advertising?  You may be very interested to learn about the AdRotator Nuget packages available for both Windows Phone and Windows 8.  AdRotator is essentially a component that allow for setting up multiple advertising publishers…

Details of Recent Outages for Youtube Apps on Windows Phone – More to come?

You may have read  that Microsoft recently had their Youtube API key revoked from Google, leaving their visually impressive app more or less dead in the water (Source).  This story followed a previous cease and desist from Google on the grounds that an earlier incarnation of the application did not properly display advertisements for certain…