Protocol Activation: What Is It, What Apps Offer It, and How Can I use It in My Apps?

TL:DR Protocol activation is a cool feature you can add to your Windows Store apps, and allows you to make your app more useful as well as more discoverable. For a video demonstration of how easy it is to add protocol activation to your app, skip to the end of the post. Otherwise, read on…

Bringing my Meetup APIMASH Starter Kit to Windows Phone

Not too long ago, as part of my team’s effort (which we call APIMASH) to create a set of starter kits to demonstrate how to use a variety of publicly-available APIs in Windows Store apps, I created an app that leverages the Meetup.com API, along with the Bing Maps JavaScript SDK, to retrieve upcoming Meetups … Continue reading Bringing my Meetup APIMASH Starter Kit to Windows Phone

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Windows 8 Game Development…

…but didn’t know to ask. OK, perhaps not everything…but certainly all the options for developing great games on Windows 8. Bob Familiar, who manages some of my fellow Technical Evangelists on our East Region team, managed to find time between updating SharePoint and emailing Excel files to do some really thorough research on the state … Continue reading Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Windows 8 Game Development…