That’s right! FREE!!! Just register for and show up at one of these 3 events on RussCam TV Daily News mini tour of Florida next week, Monday 7/15 thru Wed 7/17. I will give you personally a copy of Studio For Windows Phone 8 by ComponentOne as well as a chance to win  ComponentOne Ultimate Suite valued at $2295!

See you in Sarasota, Jacksonville and Tampa!

1) 7/15 FILMING MVP BILL REISS at Sarasota Dev on July 15th
“– this a great session he did at my group last week in at .  Russ Fustino“

RussCam Celebrity TV will be doing it’s first recording this Monday in Sarasota.
July 15 2013

Increasing Your App’s Popularity with Bill Reiss, MVP

The meeting will be on Mon. July 15, 2013 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Location: Sarasota Community Foundation, at 2635 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, FL 34237 (just west of Tuttle on the north side of Fruitville).

Everyone wants their app to be downloaded more and highly rated. The first step to this of course is to write an awesome app, but that usually isn’t enough on its own. Bill Reiss, Nokia Developer Ambassador and Microsoft MVP shares his experiences related to delivering multiple 4+ star rated apps to the Windows Phone Store. Learn about some easy ways to increase the number and quality of your reviews, choosing a monetization strategy that maximizes your downloads and purchases, and other lessons learned to increase visibility.

Bill Reiss is a frequent speaker on Windows Phone app development and casual game development. Bill is a Senior Consultant with AgileThought in Tampa, Florida and is the Nokia Developer Ambassador for the Southeast region. He is also a Microsoft MVP and author of an open source casual game framework.

2) 7/16 MDUGJAX July 16 Kick off for C1!!! FINISH COOKBOOK GOAL !!!!

VS 2013 Demo + Building a Windows 8 App From Scratch by Russ Fustino + FREESTUFF

  • 6:00 PM

  • Hotel Indigo Jacksonville - Deerwood Park

    9840 Tapestry Park Circle, Jacksonville, FL (map)

    30.258934 -81.553352

  • Mark J Radacz, MCTS will present short demo: New features in Windows 8.1 and VS 2013


    then main presentation by

    Russ Fustino - Head of Developer Evangelism at ComponentOne



    FREESTUFF ALERT: Everyone attending will get a copy of "Component One Studio for Windows Phone" !!!


    Building a Windows 8 App From Scratch, new extended version!


    See how to build your first Windows 8 app. Russ will use what he earned when creating the app: .NET Gurus Can Cook, which contains recipes from famous folks in the software industry such as Scott Hanselman and Mary Jo Foley. Join ComponentOne Developer Evangelist and former Microsoft Developer Evangelist, Russ Fustino in this session and learn the new programming paradigm for creating Windows 8 style apps. You will see how to build an application that incorporates many of the key characteristics of a great Windows 8 style app , including:


    · A modern UI user experience that leverages the signature Windows 8 controls such as GridView, ListView, FlipView, AppBar, Semantic Zoom and other Windows 8 controls.

    · A user experience that scales across large and small displays and provides proper handling of snapping and different orientations

    · Integration with Windows 8 charms through the settings, search, and share contracts

    · Handling of lifecycle and application-model events to properly save and restore state and roam settings so the users can seamless transition across tasks and even devices

    · Secondary tile pinning, notifications and badges to keep your application’s content alive ever-present to the end-user

3) 7/17 Tampa WPUG July - New Kind of event - APP Throwdown

July 17, 2013 Tampa WP8 UG

App Throwdown

5:30-7:30 PM

Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Register at:

Time: 5:30-7:30pm

NOTE: New location - AgileThought Office

So, what's an App Throwdown? Well, attendees present their apps for critique to the audience, a local panel of "experts".
It’s a forum where we could present one of our apps and get feedback. There's a multiplier effect when lots of smart, experienced people interact together in the same room.

WPUG Tampa member - Lee Carter's idea!

Abstract: Improve Your App's UX/UI

Are you ready to put your app in front your fellow developers and get live feedback: pros, cons, tips, cautions, and suggestions for improvement?

This session will be a fast-paced critique of group members' apps, focusing on user experience and UI design. 

All apps will be volunteered up live from the audience, and critiqued on the spot in real time.

By the end of the session you'll have a battery of ideas for your own app, and an entirely new perspective on how to design better app experiences. 

Prizes and Food: Bill Reiss will be providing some swag also, as the new Nokia Developer Ambassador in the Southeast. Tampa WPUG leader, Russ Fustino, has several O’Reilly books to give away, as well as a ComponentOne Ultimate Suite valued at over $2000, including the largest collection of tools for Windows 8 in the world, as well as Windows Phone 8 controls and Wijmo for HTML5 and jQuery Development.  It should be one heck of a night. Food and soda will be supplied by TEKSystems.

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