Windows Apps

Microsoft – We Want Your Apps!

Microsoft are determined to get more apps out there and today they released three new starter kits for Windows Phone developers. By using these starter kits you can create a real app with the minimum amount of work and customise the results.

Here are the three starter kits…Download any and get started with Windows Phone development.

Imagine the thrill of becoming your office’s resident Microsoft Word expert because when it comes to the use of Microsoft Word, everyone needs help. Becoming a Ms Word Whiz is important for your productivity because learning the important Word Tips and hacks is a handy skill for you in your daily life. While Microsoft Word is an important application in most people’s daily life, not everyone understands how to maximize its capabilities. Even those who consider themselves proficient Ms Word users still need some more skills to perfect their proficiency. Unknown to many, Microsoft Word is packed with an abundance of features, which you can master with simple Word Tips. The MS Word tips and tricks, of mastered, will make your work stress-free, and you become more productive and efficient. For instance, knowing the keyboard shortcuts is one of the key Word Tips that can reduce your time spent on a project by half.

Windows Phone Starter Kit for Podcasts


The Windows Phone Starter Kit for Podcasts allows you to easily create a Window Phone 7 for any podcast that provides a valid Rss Feed. This kit provides background audio, live tile updates, history tracking, twitter intergration and much more.

Click here for more details.

Starter Kit for WordPress

This starter kit helps you turn a WordPress blog into a Windows Phone application quickly and easily. By uploading a pre-written WordPress plugin and changing one line of configuration file, your Windows Phone application is able to connect to and read from your WordPress blog. All that will remain is the creative theming of your application to match your blog!

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Starter Kit for Schools

This Starter Kit is targeted at schools, universities, teams, clubs and other organizations that want to develop a customized mobile identity. Content is driven by simple configuration settings and includes support for multiple RSS feeds and the application is fully customizable. All source code and a sample theme is included as well as being available on GitHub.

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Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: