Maria Naggaga

Microsoft Tech Evangelist NYC

Celebrating Developers : Pharaoh Birdy

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Nokia DVLUP Day is here ! BYOL

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So you registered for Nokia DVLUP! This is just a friendly reminder of the things that will help you make the most out of the day.

Bring Your Own Laptop(#BYOL)

Remember to bring your laptop running Windows 8, and your power cord along with any accessories you need to work.

Download and Install Visual Studio

Download the Windows Phone SDK

Sign up for an Azure Account for the Cloud Session

Download Unity for the Unity Sessions

Publishing Vids to the Windows App store

You are creating a brand and mini store every time you  launch an app.  So, let’s your App Studio application into the Windows Phone Store. At this time I hope you have already gone through: the new App studio ; making an Windows Phone 8 app using App Studio; and  getting ready to publish. 

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Publishing Vids: an App Studio Phone App

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The Making of Vids an App Studio App

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Vids is an app I built using App Studio.  Pulling data from SoulPancake channel on YouTube.  If you haven’t checked out SoulPancake please do.  These videos are a great way to start your day and that’s why I built this app.  I built Vids to get people watching and sharing the joy and humor these videos bring.  Let’s make an app Continue reading

App Studio: I look a little Different

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App Experiment: what does drive downloads?

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                                        PART 1 |    PART 2|    PART 3|

App Experiment: what does drive downloads? Part 3

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App Experiment: what does drive downloads? Part 2

Remind me   vs  Don’t Forget

smalliconRemindmeAPP One: An app name and icon should immediately relay to the user what the app is all about. Remind me  does exactly as the name implies.  The app icon is a notepad and a clock with a shed of blue(#FF033649) background.

smalliconDont4GAPP Two: Don’t Forget — working off the phrase an elephant never forgets, the icon has an elephant.  Different from the icon above that uses images to relay its purpose to the user, this icon tells a story.

 

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App Experiment: what does drive downloads? Part 1

(sav)UserThis post is way overdue.  At the end of  2013 I did a little of experiment.  The purpose of the experiment was build 2 apps that performed exactly the same function and only change the Icons, color, name and vocabulary and examine the download numbers over 5 days.  Both apps were launched under the  following conditions: No app promotion; Non-specific ASO (App Store Optimization);No extra functionality i.e. no speech to text , GEO location, OCR etc.

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