Roskilde Festival for Windows Phone

19 Jun

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A few weeks back a handful of awesome developers, designers and volunteers met to build this year’s Roskilde Festival for Windows Phone. Today we pushed the big button and published the app with the 2013 program and a bunch of great features. We build the app in just 72 hours and the result is amazing … well, if you don’t believe, go ahead and check it out yourself! :)

You can download the app from the Windows Phone store here:
http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/roskilde-festival/eec38083-5f16-4f8c-97eb-f8cfabbca937

Give it some love, send some warm thoughts to the developers, designers and volunteers – and see you at Roskilde in a few weeks!

// thomas

Blue Memory Game

17 Jun

Did you know that about 6 months ago, Bluefragments released its first game ever?! We did – and we got some great reviews on it. It’s a memory game for kids (in all ages) and it was developed by our very own Deani Hansen. He even did all of the animals himself (awesome, dude!).

Go check it out at http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/blue-memory-game/fd38f491-e036-46cf-943a-c7b0a21413f0 and give it some love if you like it.

// thomas

BUILD app for Windows Store

17 Jun

In Bluefragments we love to do fun stuff. For the last couple of weeks we have been working on a BUILD app for Windows Store.

We wanted to build an app that is great to navigate through the content of the BUILD 13 conference. At the same time it should work as an archive over the previous BUILD conferences allowing the user to watch recorded sessions and published slides and demos. Last week we published first version. We have got a lot of great feedback and the next version in certification at the moment. We expect it to be public within a few days.

We’re working hard to finish our BUILD app for Windows Phone as well. First version will include the BUILD 13 program. Stay tuned!

If you got any feedback, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at buildapp@bluefragments.com.

// thomas

What’s New in Windows 8.1

16 Jun

Microsoft have released a short article on TechNet about what’s new in Windows 8.1:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dn140266

Windows 8.1 seems to contain lots of interesting new features – especially the new business features sounds like a great update to Windows 8. Personally I’m looking forward to the Broadband Tethering feature.

// thomas

Silverlight might be dead…

1 Mar

For the last year (or so) it has been official that Silverlight have reached a point of maturity. From Microsoft’s point of view it means that it will not be updated as often as we have seen previously. Many see this as if the technology is dead.

In some sense I agree – a technology that won’t be upgraded is as good as dead.

Only issue here is that Silverlight is still an amazing technology and one of the best technologies for building true Line-of-Business applications for the browser and the desktop. My company still builds several Silverlight based applications – there are no real alternatives.

With that in mind Windows Developers in Denmark are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Packt Publishing and are organizing a give away especially for you. All you need to do is just comment below this post and win a free copy of “Instant Silverlight 5 Animation” – three lucky winners stand a chance to win an e-copy. Head on over to this page and look through the product description of these books and drop a line via the comments below to let us know what interests you the most about these books. It’s that simple.

The contest is only for members of Windows Developers in Denmark and will close on 6. March 2013 . Winners will be contacted by email, so be sure to use your real email address when you comment!

// thomas

Code Sample Browser

18 Feb

Yesterday I had the pleasure of talking to a guy from the Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework team. He introduced me to a Code Sample Browser app for Windows Store that gives developers a way to search, download and browse over 4500 code samples from MSDN Samples Gallery. The Sample Browser is also available for the Desktop.

// thomas

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Free books from Syncfusion

15 Feb

Syncfusion is one the companies providing qualified products and material to developers all over the world. I have used their components in several of my Windows Phone and Windows Store applications.

Syncfusion offer several free e-books written by talented experts who are personally selected by Syncfusion. The goal for each book is to take 500+ pages of information on topics such as ASP.NET MVC, jQuery, HTTP, etc., and condense it to about 100 pages of essentials.

Personally I recommend the updated version of their white paper “Windows 8: What It Means for Development Decisions Today and in the Future”.

// thomas

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