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Windows 8 App Downloads Increasing + Over 5,000 Apps Available
Windows 8 will be unleashed on the general public tomorrow and I thought it would be a good time to review some of the numbers I have been tracking over the last month. Downloads of Windows 8 Apps have been steadily increasing over the last month. Below is screenshot from the App Summary page for my Windows 8 app. The blue line is my app, while the orange line is average for the top 5 apps in that subcategory. Considering the large gap between the 2, I think it is safe to assume that my app is NOT ......

Posted On Thursday, October 25, 2012 12:16 AM

Terrible App Review of the Week–Oct 23rd

Continuing my Terrible App Review series.  This week’s review is short and sweet.

This sht sucks blls. Boo to whoever made this *** app!
Player675772165

My apologies Player.  Boo to whoever chose your username.

Posted On Tuesday, October 23, 2012 4:47 PM

Listing Desktop Apps in the Windows 8 Store
So it looks like Microsoft will be allowing publishers to list their desktop apps in the Windows 8 Store. As per the developer agreement: b. Desktop App Submission. You may submit an app description for one or more desktop apps to the Windows Store. Notwithstanding anything else in this agreement, you understand that Microsoft will not offer any desktop apps through the Store and only Windows Store apps are made available through the Windows Store. Microsoft may, but is not required to, list the ......

Posted On Saturday, October 20, 2012 3:43 PM

Executing NUnit Tests using the Visual Studio 2012 Test Runner
At a recent Visual Studio 2012 event at the Calgary .NET User Group, I was told that I could run my NUnit tests directly in the Visual Studio 2012 without any special plugins. Naturally, I was very excited and I immediately tried running my NUnit tests. I was somewhat disappointed to see that the Test Runner did not discover any of my NUnit tests. Apparently, you do still need to install an extension that supports NUnit. Microsoft has completely re-written the Test Runner in Visual Studio 2012 and ......

Posted On Friday, October 19, 2012 1:37 AM

Terrible App Review of the Week–Oct 9th
Continuing my Terrible App Review series This app sucks ***, it was the biggest waste of time just downloading it, I feel bad for who ever made this, may god have mercy on your soul whitlock47 Thank you whitlock47. I appreciate you taking the time to share your constructive feedback and concern for my soul. Perhaps our paths will cross in a warm location some day ......

Posted On Monday, October 8, 2012 1:57 PM

Terrible App Review of the Week–October 2nd
As some people know, I have a few apps in the Windows Phone Store. One of these apps was intended to be a gimmicky app that did NOT really do anything useful. It was just a funny little app that you probably try it once, then almost immediately uninstall. To my surprise, this app ended up in some of the Top App lists and actually got a large number of downloads (for the Windows Phone Store). Along with these downloads came a large number of really terrible and offensive reviews. People are insulting ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 2, 2012 2:50 AM

Prairie Dev Con Regina–Code First Materials

For those who have attended my Code First introduction at Prairie Dev Con Regina, here is the code for the Social Recipes application: Code, Powerpoint

Posted On Monday, October 1, 2012 10:08 AM

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