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February 22, 2012
Windows Phone Developer Blog

Backstory: Building the Office Blogs app for Windows Phone

I love behind-the-scenes stories about apps, which I find helpful as I work on my first one for Windows Phone. Today Microsoft’s Craig Kerwien provides the creation story for the official Office Blogs app, which hit Marketplace last week.

In the post, Craig talks about how the effort went from a weekend DIY project—he’s a hobbyist, not a full-time developer—to an official Microsoft-sponsored app, and sketches out how he coded it using some of Chris Koenig’s popular starter kits (which I’m also a fan of). It’s a fun read, especially if you’re just starting out.

Speaking of good reads, here’s a question: What kinds of posts would you like to read on the Windows Phone Developer Blog in 2012? As we plan our editorial calendar for the year, we’re kicking around ideas like developer profiles and behind-the-app posts, beginner’s columns and code samples. 

But what would you like to see? We’re all ears.

The official Office Blogs app for Windows Phone

The official Office Blogs app for Windows Phone