Netcasts

Presentations

Casual Connect San Francisco 2014: Top 10 Tips for Getting Your Android Game Running Great on TV

 Youtube

Android gaming has come to the living room with the arrival of Android powered devices such as Amazon Fire TV and Ouya! Gamers can now enjoy their favorite mobile game through a console-like experience on the big screen. Before you publish your game there are some important things you will need to consider. What does your game’s 10 foot experience look like, how will your touch controls convert to a controller based experience, how will you sync game progress across all of your players devices, and what are the TV-specific gotchas like overscan. Using Amazon Fire TV as an example, this session will cover the Top 10 things you need to know to get your game running and looking great on TV.

Amazon IAP 101: Increasing Conversion with the Amazon In-App Purchasing API

 Youtube

This quick video will give you an overview of the Amazon In-App Purchasing API.  It will cover how to get started, offer advice on popular In-App items and categories, and cover the process for creating your own In-App SKU catalogs.  Whether you are completely new to In-App Purchasing, or have existing items for sale on other Appstores like Google Play, this video will help point you in the right direction.

 

MoDevEast 2013 – Selling Physical Goods in your Mobile Apps with Amazon

Youtube

Recorded at MoDevEast 2013, this short 23 minute video will give you everything you need to understand how to sell Physical Goods in your Mobile Apps. It is intended for marketing and business development focused viewers but also applies to developers interested in learning about the Amazon Mobile Associates program.

 

AWS re:Invent 2013 – MBL306 – Selling Physical Goods Through Apps and Other Monetization Strategies

Youtube

Learn how to sell Physical Goods in your Android app through the Amazon Appstore and Google Play store. I include complete code samples, show you how to set up an account, submit your app, leverage the Mobile Associates API, and then offer tips and tricks on Mobile Ads and the In-App Purchasing APIs.

Webinars

Tips & Tricks: How To Test, Submit, and Earn Revenue with Your HTML5 Mobile Web Apps

Youtube, Amazon Mobile App Distribution Blog

Learn how to submit your HTML5 Web Apps for distribution on the Amazon Appstore. I’ll cover the complete submission process, setting up your web server and web manifest file, how to test on a Kindle device, how to debug using the Chrome Debug tools and how to add In-App Purchasing to your Web App.

 

Older Netcasts

Podcasts

The Tablet Show Episode 75

Carl and Richard talk to David Isbitski and Andrew Smith about appMobi. AppMobi comes from the same code base as PhoneGap, but with a different focus. The conversation starts out with a break down of the appMobi SDK which covers the Tablet Showcross-platform and plug-in capabilities and the cloud services SDK. Only a week before the recording, Intel acquired the cross-platform SDK, appMobi continues to run the cloud services. If you want to build cross-platform mobile applications with HTML 5, you need to take a look at appMobi!

Technology and Friends Episode 85

In this show, David Isbitski and Matt Van Horn describe TechAndFriendsBehaviors, a new feature in Expression Blend that allows you to easily enhance the user interface of your Silverlight applications.

Microsoft AppBuilder

AppBuilder Game Track

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What does it include

We have broken up the content into four different weeks focused on 30 different topics.  Whether you are a beginner or and advanced programmer we take you from the basics .of game design all the way through specific game technology topics ending with publishing to the Windows Store.

Don’t have a lot of time? We created short (5-8 min) weekly overview videos that will cover the topics for each week.

Week 1 – Getting Started With Windows 8 Game Development

Week 2 – Learn the Core Technologies Behind Windows 8 Game Development

 

Channel 9

Mirosoft DevRadio: World of Warcraft API Starter Kit for Windows Phone Apps

If you been curious about how to share HTML5 code between Windows Phone and Windows Store Apps then this episode is worth checking out.  In this episode I walk through the World of Warcraft API Starter Kit for Windows Phone and show how I was able to share HTML5 code using the XAML based WebControl between both Phone and Windows Store Apps.  I show how I kept most of the JavaScript within in a shared file and then pull up both the Phone and Windows Store development environments  as I walk through the details.

Mirosoft DevRadio: World of Warcraft API Starter Kit for Windows Store Apps

If you have a spare twenty minutes you can watch me walk through the World of Warcraft API Starter Kit in the latest DevRadio episode.  This Starter Kit is designed to give you a fully functional Windows Store app in minutes.  All the building blocks of an app are there including Application Bar, Settings Panel, Icons, ViewBox Control, Privacy statement, Flyout Controls, Roaming Settings, Page Navigation Controls and a ListView.  We wrap all of that around a reusable WinJS Namespace for World of Warcraft Realm Status network calls and show you how to bind to the ListView along with some data convertors.

Microsoft DevRadio: Using appMobi to Build Windows 8 & Windows Phone Apps8802.channel-9-logo

 

Dave Isbitski welcomes Developer Evangelist Andrew Smith from appMobi as they discuss how appMobi can help web developers build apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone quickly and easily. If you’re an HTML5 or JavaScript developer looking to get your apps into multiple platforms, you don’t want to miss this!

Animations in a Windows Store Game using HTML and JavaScript

This screencast will look at creating Animations in your Windows Store Game using HTML and JavaScript.

Tools for creating a Windows Store Game using HTML and JavaScript

This screencast will share some free tools and tips I’ve picked up when creating my own Windows Store Games using HTML and JavaScript.

Creating a Game Loop in a Windows Store Game using HTML and JavaScript

This screencast will show you how to create a simple Game Loop in your Windows Store Game using HTML and JavaScript.

Accessing the Accelerometer in a Windows Store App using HTML and JavaScript

This short screencast will show you how to access an Accelerometer sensor in your own Windows Store App using HTML and JavaScript.

Adding Touch Support to a Windows Store App using HTML and JavaScript

This short screencast will show you how to add Touch Support in your own Windows Store App using HTML and JavaScript.

How Do I: Accessing the Camera in a Windows 8 App using HTML and JavaScript

This short screencast will show you how to access the Camera in your own Windows 8 App using HTML and JavaScript.

How Do I: Add Music and Sound Effects to a Windows 8 Application?

This short screencast will show you how to add Music and Sound Effects to your own Windows 8 app using HTML5 and JavaScript.

Adding an Application Bar to a Windows 8 Metro Style App using HTML and JavaScript

This short screencast will show you how to add an Application Bar to your own Windows Store App using HTML and JavaScript.

 

Oldies but Goodies

Coding .NET on a Netbook

See first hand how Visual Studio 2008/20010 development tools run like on a Netbook.

Silverlight Deep Zoom – A Step by Step Guide to Creating Amazing User Experiences

This video will walk you step by step through everything you need to know about Silverlight Deep Zoom.

Silverlight – What, Where and How?Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3

In depth overview of Silverlight and VS2008 with Expression Blend Tools.

SharePoint Development – Making Sense of it AllPart 1 and Part 2

In depth overview of SharePoint how to create Web Parts using Silverlight.