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December 2014 Entries

2014 - My Year In Review

Looking back on 2014, I realize so much has changed in such a short time, and appreciate all of the good things that have come my way. Here are my favourite moments of 2014. Awarded Microsoft MVP I was beyond excited when I was awarded my very first (and hopefully not the last!) Microsoft MVP in April 2014! I have always admired and respected other Microsoft MVPs whose paths had crossed mine over the years, and to be considered part of that group is a huge honour. Given Opportunities to Speak Prairie ......

Create the Ultimate Fan Universal App using Windows AppStudio – Part 3

In the last few posts, we have walked through how to design the Ultimate Fan App using Windows AppStudio and the Bandsintown API. In Part 1, I went over the basics of Windows AppStudio and Bandstown API, and briefly touched on how they can be used collectively to create a Universal app that allows you to track your favourite musician or band. In Part 2, I demonstrated how you can get the majority of the app completed simply using Windows AppStudio. To complete the app, I mentioned that it would be ......

Create the Ultimate Fan Universal App using Windows AppStudio – Part 2 1/2

When I first started this series, I intended on it being delivered in 3 parts. But in wrapping up the series, I felt that an important piece was missing - understanding the structure of the Visual Studio solution generated by AppStudio. So this post is technically not part 3, but simply a brief tangent to discuss the anatomy of an AppStudio solution. In Part 2 of this series, I demonstrated how to get 90% of the Ultimate Fan Universal App completed simply by using Windows AppStudio. Since we require ......

Create the Ultimate Fan Universal App using Windows AppStudio–Part 2

In my last post, we went over the basics of Windows AppStudio and Bandstown API, and briefly touched on how they can be used collectively to create a Universal app that allows you to track your favourite musician or band. To prepare for this, I left you with some homework to verify you have the necessary development tools installed on your machine, compile a list of URLs that point to data feeds you will include in your app, design an app logo, and gather any other images you wish to use in your ......