Help to finish or improve your app

September 4th, 2014

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 developers ensure they have a quality application and can help with development issues, debugging, troubleshooting and reviewing apps. They can also highlight design issues and generally provide tips on how to improve applications.

Most of you said having a service like this would be useful so I’m working with Microsoft on the best way to secure us some resource and ensure the time is best utilised. Although useful to have an engineer at the event, we could probably make better use of time and provide more value to you by considering booking engineers for Remote App Consultation. This would mean that instead to getting 20-30 mins to discuss your application at the event, you can request a Remote App Consultation, which would give you individual time with an Engineer for up to 3 hours.  This time could be used more flexibly over phone and email to provide you with assistance.  Please note that depending on availability and the nature of your request it may take a few days to line somebody up to help you.

If you’ve got an app that’s almost finished or you need helping improving an app you’ve already released you can request a review by filling in the form at https://www.microsofttechupdate.co.uk/remote-app-consult-request/

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

July 28th, 2014

Yes, 4 years ago today we held our first meeting. There have been 42 others since and number 44 will be on Wednesday.

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While I’ve done most of the organisation there are many, many people who’ve been instrumental in making it a success. Whether that was with speaking, finding venues or helping on the day.

Thanks to:

Alan, Ali, Andrew F, Andy W, Apurva, Arivind, Arlene, Ashraf, Ben P, Boryana, Brandon, Cain, Chris S, Colin E, Dan S, Dan U, Daniel, Dave C, Dave H, David T, David W, Dean E, Derrick, Dominique L, George B, Gergely, Gill C, Glenn E, Glynn J, Hermit D, Hosain, Ian G, Iris C, Jaime K, James M, the other James M, Jay B, Jeffrey, Jim C, Johan, John C, Jonathan S, Laith, Lawrence, Lewis, Louis, Mark, Mark R, Martin B, Martin W, Melville, Michael J, Michelle, Mike H, Mike O, Mike T, Neil, Neil R, Ollie, Pat L, Patrick S, Paul F, Paul H, Paul L, Paul M, Pete, Pete V, Phil W, Rafe, Riaz, Rich, Richard C, the other Richard C, Rob F, Rob L, Sam, Sandra S, Sara A, Sebastian W, Sergey, Simon J, Simon R, Stuart H, Stuart L, Sumith, Tolu, Tristan, Wesley and Will
And probably many others I’ve forgotten/missed-sorry. You’re all marvelous!

It just wouldn’t have been the same without you all.

New Developer Economics Report

July 23rd, 2014

Download the 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 and more can be discovered in the latest “State of the Developer Nation Q3 2014″ report from Developer Economics.

Download it from: http://www.vmob.me/DE3Q14WPUG

 

Who comes to our meetings?

June 12th, 2014

Developers like you!

Graph showing types of apps devs are creating

 

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 meeting please get in touch.