With the launch of Windows 8 just a couple of weeks away, we want to make it even easier for you to create an awesome app or game. We’re partnering with retail stores across the United States to bring you a 4-week workshops series designed to help you build a great Windows Store app.
We’re kicking the series off next Friday, October 19th, from 6pm-9pm, at the Microsoft Store in Tyson’s Corner, VA, with a session on UX Design for Windows Store apps. It’s a little non-traditional, in that we are not starting with designing widgets on the screen (or on paper), but rather, focusing on making the right choices in terms of what your app will do, and the features it will support, culminating in an exercise where you’ll work on making these decisions for your app before you start playing with pixels and code. Come find out why UX design is about more than just UI.
Here’s a breakdown on the workshops:
Windows 8 Developer Workshops
With 630M+ licenses sold worldwide, Windows 8 represents the single biggest developer opportunity to date. Millions of developers are taking advantage of this opportunity. Will you? The Windows 8 Developer Workshops are a 4 week program where you will have an opportunity to learn about and get hands on developing apps and games for Windows 8. Bring your code and your creativity and get started today!
Windows 8 UX Design
Windows 8 marks the next step in the evolution of the Modern UI design. Through the bold use of color, typography, and motion, Windows 8 App design style brings a fresh new approach to the user experience. But before you can build a beautiful app, you need to decide what your app will be “best at”, and select your features. You’ll also have the opportunity to practice what you have learned in the Hands-On-Lab.
Windows 8 Game Development
Did you know that games are the most popular downloads by consumers on mobile devices? This workshops will provide you an overview of all the different ways that you can build a game for Windows 8 and help you get started building your game. You can bring your own code or start from scratch. Get your game on and build the next great game in our Hands-On-Lab.
Windows 8 App Development
Learn how you can use your development skills to create money-making apps that run on Windows 8 and other popular mobile platforms using popular cross platform app frameworks. By developing a cross platform code base you will makes it possible to deliver gorgeous, fast, native apps for all major platforms quickly. Bring your code and your creativity and get started building the next great app in our Hands-On-Lab.
Monetization and Store Certification
You’ve written the greatest game or the next big app. Ok what do you do now? You need to get the app in the store and start making money. This workshops will cover how to submit your app to the Windows 8 store and teach you all the different methods for making money with your apps and games on Windows 8 including free with Ads, free with in-app purchases, try and buy and paid.
For any questions, please email Microsoft Technical Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie at [masked].