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What you want to know about Xamarin – March 25th

This month we’re going to be joined by Xamarin’s James Montemagno who’s visiting from Seattle. What do you want to know about building apps with Xamarin? Please let us know when registering or in the comments and James has agreed … Continue reading

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Thanks for all the nice things you tweeted about us

Earlier this month @dvlup tweeted asking about the best local dev meetups. Thanks to everyone who said such nice things about us:

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Back to basics with Visual Studio and lessons in app development – Feb 25th

While thinking about what’s coming in Windows 10 can be exciting, it’s also sometimes good to go back to basics and make sure we understand and are making best use of the tools we have available to us. Visual Studio … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Announcements – Jan 21st

Apparently there’s going to be a “significant” event related to Windows 10 on January 21st. Come along and hear all the news and discuss what it could mean for you and the apps you’ve made or are thinking about. As … Continue reading

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Saturday’s hack event postponed until next year

If you were thinking about registering late (or just turning up on the day) for the publish hack originally scheduled for this Saturday, please be aware that his event has been postponed until the new year. New date to be … Continue reading

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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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