Tag Archive: Windows

BlueStacks is releasing the first public alpha of its Android App Player capable of running on OS X. The virtualization company’s software is powered by its Layercake technology and includes a bundle of apps from its various partners. CEO Rosen Sharma hopes the move will encourage developers to build “retina-friendly” apps for Google’s mobile OS that can then be sold to those on the other side of the technology divide. There’s a sign-up sheet for developers itchy to get their hands on the goods on the company’s website, but don’t expect a response right away — there’s still a few more days of Google I/Oto go first.

Press Release after the break

Read More »

Ever thought developing applications for Windows Phone 7?
Well Microsoft is giving away a free book in PDF format (book is sold by Amazon at $25)
Regardless I’ve started playing around with the MS development environment for Windows Phone 7 and I like it a lot (I’ve even moved to a Windows Phone and can’t move back although it’s lacking many apps)

Link to MS Free Book Download with Sample Code – Linkey
Link to the Book itself in PDF format – Linkey 

This book is a gift from the Windows Phone 7 team at Microsoft to the programming community, and I am proud to have been a part of it. Within the pages that follow, I show you the basics of writing applications for Windows Phone 7 using the C# programming language with the Silverlight and XNA 2D frameworks.