Studio Time / Office Hours: Mobile App Dev, UX & Marketing

Studio Time - also known as Office Hours - is a block of time set aside to allow Windows Phone & Windows 8 developers to work on their apps/games and get some help and guidance in technical areas or with their app UX, design, and Marketing.

This is also a good opportunity for you to do some real user testing or get some guidance and feedback on how to improve the overall functionality and/or aesthetic of your application.

This work session is open to everyone looking for some time and help to finish their project before publishing, or work on driving more downloads for their apps and games. Formal presentations are not held during office hours and these events will remain unstructured. Office hours open at 4:00PM but feel free to arrive when you want.

Cross-platform developers are welcome - whether they use native tools or PhoneGap, Xamarin or various game engines. If you have any questions about Studio Time, feel free to ask below.

Your name must be added to the building security list so please RSVP and do not show-up unannounced. Since there is a limited number of seats, please keep your RSVP up-to-date.

FINAL NOTE: Studio Time is about guidance, learning, sharing & testing. This is not a premier-level technical support service. If you have some esoteric bug or technical issue for which you cannot find any help online, don't expect miracles during Studio Time :)

Microsoft’s Best App a Month Contest

I also want to let you know about a new contest we are running from March to June 2014 that might be of interest to some of you working on your Windows 8  apps. It’s called Microsoft’s Best App a Month Contest.

We want to find and showcase cool and innovative apps and games on the Windows 8 platform. Have you created something recently we should know about and have attended one Studio Time that month? Do you have an idea for a cool Windows 8 app or game and you’re just getting started? If so, enter your app / game into the Best App A Month Contest, where you could win a new Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet.

You can find more details on my blog here.

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  • Kurban N.

    It is pragmatic and helpful

    April 29, 2014

  • John P.

    The Studio Time / Office Hours: Mobile App Dev, UX & Marketing is precious, treasured time offering developers high valued nuggets traditional meet ups simply cannot offer. A friendly group of developers has met for the past few weeks helping and offering support to each other. This is in addition to the exceptional guidance of our Microsoft representative Nick Landry. I hope these few sentences nudge you into joining.

    April 29, 2014

  • Robert S.

    Hi Nick. It was a pleasure meeting you at the SharePoint Users Group meeting last night. I'm most interested in Desktop and Mini / Workstation programming skills, because I have not yet caught the "phone" bug. I guess I still like the more traditional forms of personal "availability". I'll still be listening to what you have to say though, because I'm a subscriber!

    April 23, 2014

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