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I Quit Windows Phone

Yep, I did it. Like many others, I gave up on Windows Phone. For the past few months, I've been enjoying my iPhone 6 and the best app ecosystem on the planet. And after suffering long with so few apps on the WP platform, I was on a Roman holiday downloading everything I had missed out on for the year I spent with my Nokia. I filled 4 scre…

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There Are No Free Apps

Since releasing my first app, I’ve been introduced to the producer’s perspective of the mobile app ecosystem. For years I’ve been a consumer. I’ll gladly plunk down a few bucks for an app that I find worthy. Between iOS, Android and Windows Phone, I’ve probably spent a few hundred dollars an various productivity tools alone. But not games…

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Down To Zero App Update

When I started developing down to zero I wrote about some of my experiences creating apps for Windows Phone. It’s been a little over 3 weeks since my app launched and I thought I’d post an update about the experience so far. After down to zero was published in the store, things were pretty quiet for the first 2 days. I tweeted about the l…

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Down to Zero Beta

Update: The beta is now closed. Thanks for your interest. The app should be in the store soon. After a month of design and development, I’m excited to announce that my first Windows Phone app, Down to Zero, is ready for beta testers. Down to Zero is a countdown app that makes anticipating the important events in your life more fun. It mak…

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Windows Phone App Development Progress

It’s been a few weeks since I started coding my first Windows Phone app and it’s going well. I find it surprising how much time it takes to build what seems like a simple little tool, but there’s a lot of details that require attention. The biggest time sink for me is obsessing over the design. Mobile applications need to have a personali…

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