A first look at the Windows 10 universal app platform

Earlier today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, I provided developers a first look at the Windows 10 developer platform strategy and universal app platform. I encourage you to tune in to our Build conference in April for the full story. Windows 10 represents the culmination of our platform convergence journey with Windows now running… Read more

Mobile game studio reaches more than 160 million downloads on more platforms with Microsoft Azure; generates $10 million

Paul Baldwin is the CEO at Joybits Game Studio, headquartered in San Francisco. Joybits developed the immensely popular Doodle game series; Doodle games have been downloaded over 160 million times in 150 countries, generating approximately $10 million in revenue. Baldwin says Joybits has succeeded because the gameplay is intellectually stimulating and because the studio has been… Read more

Windows App Studio adds logo and image wizard, improved Facebook and YouTube integration and new themes

Windows App Studio Beta today released its latest update bringing new features including a full-featured logo and image wizard with built in image controls and conversion tools, plus improved Facebook and YouTube DataSources matching their latest API releases. As content providers move toward secure access, Windows App Studio is staying ahead of this curve, continuing to… Read more

Tappsi app helps hail cabs in Bogota

Microsoft cloud and mobile technologies deliver a simple, efficient service for getting a taxi ride in crowded Bogota, Colombia. Sometimes great ideas spring from mundane events. For Juan Salcedo, it started with the hassle of trying to get home on a rainy Friday afternoon. It was pouring that day in Bogota, Colombia—that’s pretty common in… Read more

Reporting enhancements for Windows Phone developers

Today Windows Dev Center released reporting changes to Windows Phone App downloads and In-app products reports.  We know having data as soon as possible is important to make decisions about your apps, so in this release, the Windows Phone download and in-app purchase reports have been optimized to deliver information faster. We released this change… Read more

Windows 10 Coming to Raspberry Pi 2

This blog was written by Kevin Dallas, General Manager, Windows IoT Group. Today the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the retail availability of their new board, the Raspberry Pi 2. We’re excited to join the Foundation in also announcing that Windows 10 will support Raspberry Pi 2, which will be free for the Maker community through… Read more

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