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FINAL ROUND! Good news developers: you still have 3 days (and this weekend!) to chase your dream. Simply submit your new app to the Windows Store (even if it’s an Android or iOS port) and you could win the chance to present your app to thousands of industry-types at Microsoft’s TechEd 2013 on the Gold Coast. Then there’s the HP laptops, Xbox bundles and Microsoft peripherals that we’re also giving away…
Today Apple is boasting that more than 50 billion apps have been downloaded from the iOS App Store since 2008, and that it has paid out more than nine billion US dollars to developers. Digging deeper into those numbers reveals the strategies you can use to get a larger chunk of that money — but also suggests you probably won’t be getting any at all, since at least three-quarters of app downloads are for free apps.
Google I/O is almost upon us, and that means, presumably, some updates to Android. We might not see a full-on update to a new version (5.0) announced at tomorrow’s keynote, but we do expect some changes. And while the wishlist might not be as long as it has been in years past, there’s still plenty left to do. Here’s what we’re hoping for.
OK developers, it’s time to go crazy. No more themes. Just your great app ideas, and the opportunity for exclusive help and feedback from Microsoft Australia’s developer brain trust. Register in our comp, and Microsoft’s team will help you publish your app to the Windows Store! One lucky dev will also be chosen to present their app at TechEd Australia 2013 on the Gold Coast. Speaking of fame and fortune, we’re also giving away HP laptops every week. It’s easy to get started. What better way to debut your app on the Windows Store and even port one over from Android or iOS.
MIT’s Scratch, developed by the institution’s Lifelong Kindergarten group, recently underwent an overhaul, with the wraps taken off the new version a few days ago. The visual programming tool is designed to teach children how to code, but there’s nothing stopping anyone from giving it a crack.
In the above video, DIY hacker Doug Gregory shows off his voice-controlled home which was created using a Nexus 4 smartphone, a handful of plugins and some cheap Home Automation equipment. Can any of you lot match his tricks?
Until recently, updates to Visual Studio have required a live net connection. However, Microsoft has announced that Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 has been released as an ISO image that can be downloaded and installed offline. Microsoft plans to ship ISO images for the RTM version of future Visual Studio updates, in addition to the existing distribution mechanism.