Inside Windows Platform: Common App Developer Design Considerations

Dave Crawford, an experienced graphic design professional, has spent the last several years driving high quality design into some of the most popular Windows apps. In this episode of Inside Windows Platform, he reviews key themes that he leverages in his work, with actions you can take to  improve the quality of your apps. Resources discussed include: Adobe… Read more

Introducing Microsoft Health

Today we are announcing a new platform called Microsoft Health that is designed to make it easier for you to track your personal fitness and give you a more holistic view into your fitness activities. Microsoft Health will unite data like steps, calories, heart rate and more from different health and fitness devices and services… Read more

EventDay leverages Microsoft Azure to streamline conferences for organizers and attendees

Successful conferences require immense planning and organization; EventDay, a set of powerful mobile apps, empowers conference organizers to maintain control of the planned program, and operate efficiently while helping attendees manage their schedules, and options. A passionate event planner, Scott Cate founded EventDay on the .NET platform and has since scaled it across platforms and… Read more

Apache Cordova and WinJS

This post was written by Josh Rennert, Program Manager, Windows Ecosystem & Frameworks team Apache Cordova enables developers to build native applications by using the most common web programming languages: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Tapping into its set of APIs—colloquially known as plugins—permits access to the native device functionality within iOS, Android, Windows, and Windows… Read more

Updates to the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store policies

This week we released updated app certification policies on Dev Center for Windows Phone apps and Windows Store apps and accompanying updates to the Application Developer Agreement.  This update adjusts the policies to make them more clear and easier to understand, revises the privacy policy statement and combines the Windows and Windows Phone policy documentation into… Read more