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Special Feature: Designing & Developing for Windows 8

Windows 8, the newest platform for mobile apps, is the next generation of the most popular operating system in the world.  This gives a new opportunity for developers to provide a more immersive experience on the desktop or on mobile devices.

In this special 2-part session, we're excited to have Ashley Arbour (Interactive Designer) and Mukul Seth (Interactive Developer) share with us their experiences in working with WP 7 and Windows 8 apps. They'll also talk about key features that you need to know to build HTML/JavaScript or XAML/C# apps.

Here's a highlight of what we'll be discussing together:

Part 1 Design:

  • Metro style design Principles
  • & the Windows Personality
  • User interface & user experience
  • Touch interactions & animations

Part 2 Development: (knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript would be beneficial)

  • Metro style apps
  • Using Visual Studio
  • Handling data requests & formatting
  • Migrating apps from WP 7 to Windows 8
  • Cloud services
  • Introducing the Windows Store


If you are a tech startup or a student developing Windows apps, check out the number of free Microsoft software and perks through initiatives like BizSpark and DreamSpark.

Bring your questions and ideas to this session, we hope to see you there!


- MobileStartupsTO Team


Background for new attendees:

Mobile Startups TO is a monthly meetup to discuss applications and implications of mobile technologies and strategies. Our meetings are best suited for (but not limited to):

* Mobile business founders

* Designers and creative directors

* Marketing professionals

* Independent mobile app developers

* Anyone with an interest in helping to build the mobile revolution

* $5 fee goes towards food and nonalcoholic

drinks for each attendee


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  • Murray M.

    I enjoyed the meeting. Raymond, please follow-up with me on the Mobile Biz Developer event I mentioned to you. Thanks.

    May 10, 2013

  • Mike H

    Ashley and Mukul gave an excellent presentations on the subject and provided demos. Thank you.

    1 · May 9, 2013

  • Peter V.

    Nice meeting everyone ... i am doing mobile apps for windows phone, iPad, iPhone, android .... i use mono for ios and android ... c#... i joined BizSpark recently...

    May 9, 2013

  • Ramis K.

    Hi Bonnie, i was wondering if you could tell me the name of the BizSpark representative at the Meetup. Thanks!

    May 8, 2013

    • Bonnie K.

      Hi Ramis,
      Her name is Kathleen. Let me send a separate email introducing you to her again :)

      May 8, 2013

    • Ramis K.

      Thanks a lot Bonnie :P

      May 9, 2013

  • Raymond T.

    Hi Bonnie, my Buddy Michael Siu wants to join as well but RSVP is closed now. So I asked him to bring $5 to the door, that is cool, right? See you all later tonight

    May 8, 2013

    • Bonnie K.

      Yups, that's cool Raymond. I closed RSVP because we're at full office capacity but I accounted for your +1 as you mentioned it last time :) See you~

      May 8, 2013

  • Bonnie K.

    Hi Everyone,

    It's going to be a full house tonight, hope you're all ready and excited! We'll have pizza and pop ready for 6:45pm and session begins at 7:00pm so please come on time.

    Main building lobby locked by 5pm, so use buzzer code "350" to call up then take stairs to third floor, suite 350.

    See you soon, rain or shine!

    - Bonnie

    May 8, 2013

  • Mark

    What exactly will the food be? Specifically, is it gluten-free?

    May 3, 2013

    • Bonnie K.

      Hi Mark, we will be ordering pizzas and pop for this session. There will be meat and vegetarian options available. Thanks! Bonnie

      May 5, 2013

  • Murray M.

    Looking forward to meeting you all...

    May 4, 2013

  • Ray W.


    May 2, 2013

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