Millions download role-playing app built by recent grad; he will publish to Xbox One using universal apps

Zoltán Gubics is a hugely successful mobile game developer; his role-playing game, Medieval Apocalypse, has accrued 1.1 million downloads on the Windows platform. Gubics graduated just last year from Budapest University of Technology and Economics. During his course work, he developed the popular Off Road Racing game and later he established an independent game development… Read more

Submit games to the Windows Game Developer Contest – win up to $10,000

Publish your best apps and games in the Windows and Windows Phone Stores – and have a chance to win big cash for your creative efforts – in the Windows Game Developer Contest, running now through March 20, 2015. A Microsoft panel will judge submissions based on quality (50%), creativity (30%), and technical excellence (20%), with… Read more

Windows 10 is empowering developers to dream again

Yesterday Terry showed you how Windows 10 will usher in a new generation of Windows by powering innovation and more personal computing across the largest range of devices, including Microsoft Surface Hub and the world’s first holographic computing platform; Microsoft HoloLens. Windows 10 will empower people to do some amazing things with a new version… Read more

Inside Windows Platform – How to Add Push Notifications to Your App

Adding push notifications is simple to do, using Azure Mobile Services. In this video, Yavor Georgiev walks through the easy four step process involved in setting it up. Building and deploying a server app, necessary to support push notifications, can be hard if your primary focus is mobile client app development. This is where Azure can help… Read more

Windows Store is first to bring carrier billing to China, India and Brazil

It is estimated that 93% of people who live in fast-growth emerging markets around the world do not have a credit card (Source: Measuring Financial Inclusion, The Global Findex Database), making it difficult or impossible to purchase apps from most global app stores. Today we announced that Windows Store has become the first global smartphone… Read more

Bring your Windows Phone Silverlight apps to Windows Runtime XAML; prepare for universal app development in Windows 10

With the release of Windows Phone 8.1 last year, we introduced the concept of universal Windows apps. Windows 10 will build on our commitment to provide a common Windows platform with one API layer (WinRT) and consistent UX design surfaces. For developers creating new apps for Windows today, this universal approach is recommended as it… Read more