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Dev 17th: Xamarin Re-Evolved and porting from Windows Phone

In December (17th), we’ll be joined again by Dominique Louis and Michael James from Xamarin. They’ll be recapping the important announcements from the Evolve conference and show us how to make the most of taking an app that is currently on Windows Phone … Continue reading

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November 26th: Preparing for Windows 10

At the end of September Microsoft announced Windows 10- the next version of Windows. This has implications for everyone building apps for Windows and Windows Phone (or who’s thinking about it). We’ll look at what’s been said, what hasn’t, and make some reasonable … Continue reading

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Book Review: Designing Mobile Payment Experiences – Skip Allums

Back in the late nineties I worked on a system that produced store gift cards/vouchers. Fast forward to 2008-9 and I was working on mobile payments, NFC payments, stored value cards on mobiles and even custom software for chip and pin terminals. … Continue reading

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Two quick reminders

Firstly, on Saturday (20th) it’s the “Windows Apps JumpStart LIVE Series: Publish Hackathon”. More details and registration via http://aka.ms/winappspublishhack Then, on Wednesday (24th) we’ll be hearing about Azure Mobile Services and Application Insights. If you haven’t heard of Application Insights before check … Continue reading

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Help to finish or improve your app

At the May and June events, engineers from Microsoft’s Windows App Consult team attended.  These engineers work in Microsoft’s Global Business Support organisation providing assistance to Microsoft’s developer customers across the UK and Europe. The Windows App Consult team help … Continue reading

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Now we are 4! Thank you to all who’ve helped us get here

Yes, 4 years ago today we held our first meeting. There have been 42 others since and number 44 will be on Wednesday. While I’ve done most of the organisation there are many, many people who’ve been instrumental in making … Continue reading

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New Developer Economics Report

So, you’re an app developer. Want to know what the developer landscape looks like? Curious what other developers are doing? Wondering how the categories you build apps for compare with others? Inquisitive about how your app income compares? All this … Continue reading

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Who comes to our meetings?

Developers like you!   Lots of apps of all different kinds are being created. Why not share about your experiences at a meeting so we can all learn from each other. If you’re interested in demoing your app at a … Continue reading

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Windows Apps Consultation available to attendees of next meeting

At the London leg of the recent //publish/ event Microsoft had some staff in attendance who held drop in sessions to help with any development related questions. These were so popular they’ve offered to do a similar thing before our meeting … Continue reading

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Andy Wigley & Application Developers Alliance at next meeting

Our next meeting is on May 28th and will again be at We’ll be hearing about the Application Developers Alliance and we’ll also be joined by Andy Wigley (from Microsoft) who will be recapping the highlights of the recent Windows … Continue reading

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