The cross slide interaction in Windows 8 is a fast and fluid way to select photos. In this post we look at how to think about building custom touch interactions into your app. Touch on modern app platforms is one of the key reasons why we love our new devices. They feel fast, slick and […]
In this post, we’ll continue where we left off in planning the Slide Deck app and think about some of the basic features of the app. This post is part of a series, specifically about building the Slide Deck app end-to-end. Stay tuned for future posts in the series. Start with your goals After we […]
I had a great time at the Nerdery talking to Ryan Carlson about many, many things! The vibe is super cool there, reminds me of work at the mothership in Redmond. My favorite themed conference room was the bridge of the enterprise. During the interview we talk about plenty of things, from thoughts on Windows, to […]
I’m heading to my first Heartland Developer Conference in Omaha, Nebraska! I’m super excited to meet a whole new crowed of developers, and see what folks are up to! I’m humbled to have the opportunity to keynote the first day. I’ll be talking about my favorite topic: Windows, and doing some cool demos. I’ll also […]
For me, a sign of a good vacation is that I’m unplugged and decompressed enough to catch up on some reading. While spending a few days fishing in British Columbia, I finally got around to reading Microinteractions. The book is a quick read, written like a manual for designing complete experiences through the lens of […]
Slide Deck, a simple presentation app that I wrote for Windows 8, was just released on the Windows Store. It’s meant for building and presenting lightweight slide decks from a Windows 8 tablet. You should download it and try it out! In a series of blog posts, I plan on deconstructing some of the interesting […]
Welcome to dwcares. I’ve spent the past nine years as an engineer building user experiences at Microsoft and now I’m starting something new. I’m on a one-way flight from Seattle to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Instead of building large-scale products, I’ll be working with the community of mobile app developers as a Technical Evangelist. Along with my peer Adam, I’ll meet with students, startups and folks working on the side, in the Twin Cities area, around the Midwest and online.
The primary purpose of this blog is to discuss successfully building great mobile apps. The topics here will spread from planning out your app and user experience, to getting paid for your apps, to details about building touch-optimized controls and interactions — with some code sprinkled in here and there. I’ll draw examples from my experience at Microsoft and knowledge of Windows, Windows Phone and Windows Azure. Thanks for reading and I look forward to our discussion.