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How to Overcome Windows Phone 8 XAML Compilation Errors

I’ve been working on converting our Windows Phone 7 app to use the Windows Phone 8 SDK for the past 1.5 months, and it’s been quite the struggle. No matter…

December 23, 2012
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How to debug Windows Phone 8 apps on a phone

Well we’re back with a quick tip for all you Appsters out there looking to sink your claws into the brave new world of Windows Phone 8 app development. If…

December 23, 2012
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Should I Learn to Code an App?

So you have a money-minting app idea and all you need to do is find a copy of “Learn to Build An App in 21 Days”, crack your knuckles, roll…

December 20, 2012
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Can Twitter Cards Help Your App Go Viral?

The wet dream of every mobile app startup is going viral and not in the Howard Hughes type of way. Going viral means riding a social media-fed tsunami of RTs,…

December 18, 2012
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Our Nightmare is Over: Google Maps for iOS is finally here!

Tonight beleagured iOS 6 users breathed a collective sigh of relief: Google Maps is here!

December 13, 2012
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We wrote a book!

I am happy to announce that we’ve just published ‘Appsters: A Beginner’s Guide to App Entrepreneurship’ ! We started this blog because we saw a real need for an easy-to-understand…

December 4, 2012
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FlipBoard Review

It is one of the truths of human nature that we are visual creatures. Seeing an object or color will catch our attention and stick in our minds more intensely,…

December 3, 2012
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How Mobile Survey Apps Will Make the Door-to-Door Survey Obsolete

Mobile survey apps are fast rendering traditional survey methods obsolete. Their success is due not only to the incredible market penetration of mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, notwithstanding…

November 20, 2012
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Apple Maps: Just how bad is it?

For those of you wondering if the recent backlash against Apple Maps is justified, let me shed some light for you: Apple Maps feels like watching ‘Battlefield Earth’ . Yup,…

November 12, 2012
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How to Upgrade a Windows Phone 7 app to Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8 is here! I know, the sounds of children singing and dancing in the streets is being heard across the world. Windows Phone 8 looks very much like…

November 9, 2012
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Microsoft Surface: Not Yet an iPad Killer

Hating on Microsoft is en vogue. Lobbing potshots at Microsoft is like knocking down the fat kid in dodgeball, it’s easy and fun. With a pile of high-profile flops that…

November 1, 2012
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How to Debug Windows Store Apps on a Surface Tablet?

Today, I got my Microsoft Surface tablet. I rejoiced with a fist pump to the air, cracked my knuckles and said to myself “let’s build some apps!” I went to…

October 27, 2012
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Appatomy 101: What’s inside an App?

When you hear ‘app’, you probably think of the program that launches when you tap a icon on your smartphone’s home screen. You might be surprised to learn that many…

October 24, 2012
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Part 4: The Development Milestone

(This is the 4th part in an ongoing series on the Mobile App Development Process) We’ve finally reached it, where the rubber meets the road, when things actually get built:…

October 14, 2012
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Part 3: Planning a Mobile App Release

(This is the 3rd part in an ongoing series on the Mobile App Development Process) Ok, your mockups are finalized, your designers have finalized your colour schemes, and your engineers have…

October 4, 2012
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Part 2: Concerning Beta Releases

(This is the 2nd part in an ongoing series on the Mobile App Development Process) Going back to my Commandments of Mobile App Building, when it comes to managing the…

September 24, 2012
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Meet Jean Chretien, Canada’s ass kicking Prime Minister

Never judge a book by its cover, especially a Canadian classic.  To my Americans, stay for a bit and hear about a great Canadian, and a personal hero of mine.…

August 8, 2012
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Should I build a native app or a mobile optimized website?

When you hear of a ‘mobile app’, you are probably envisioning something that you download to your phone via a marketplace like iTunes and then run by tapping on the…

August 6, 2012
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The 10 Appster Commandments for Building Apps

Take it from me, building a mobile app is not easy. Even if you’ve built software before, building for mobility is much different than building for the desktop or web.…

August 6, 2012
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Deciding Your Mobile Strategy

My latest entry is a blog I just published on the General Assembly web site entitled “Deciding the Right Mobile Strategy“. In it, I go over some of the things…

June 29, 2012

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