Microsoft DevRadio: Using Blend to Help Design Your Windows 8 Apps (Part 2)

Abstract: In Part 2 of our Using Blend for Windows 8 apps series, Andrew Duthie and Kirupa Chinnathambi take a deep dive into how you can use Blend to easily design your Windows 8 apps for various devices. In this episode they’ll show you how to use the device panel and how to react to … Continue reading Microsoft DevRadio: Using Blend to Help Design Your Windows 8 Apps (Part 2)

Windows Store apps and 3rd-party JavaScript Libraries

If you’ve attended one of my talks on building Windows Store apps with HTML5 and JavaScript, you’ve heard me say that although the default for our app templates is to use the WinJS library for providing rich databinding, controls, and a great look and feel that makes your app fit into the Windows store ecosystem, … Continue reading Windows Store apps and 3rd-party JavaScript Libraries

W8WIL #6: Leverage the Maps app for location-based features

I’m a big fan of reuse wherever possible, so in this 6th installment of my Windows 8: What I’ve Learned series, I’m going to share a tip on how you can essentially get some great features for your app, with very little effort, by leveraging an app that ships with every copy of Windows 8. … Continue reading W8WIL #6: Leverage the Maps app for location-based features

Microsoft DevRadio: Using Blend to Help Design Your Windows 8 Apps (Part 1)

Abstract: Andrew Duthie and Program Manager Kirupa Chinnathambi from the Microsoft Expression Blend team join us for part one of this series as we take an inside look at how Blend can help developers design their Windows 8 apps. Tune in as they build a basic “hello world” application, add HTML assets and style it … Continue reading Microsoft DevRadio: Using Blend to Help Design Your Windows 8 Apps (Part 1)