Microsoft holding Windows 8/Phone app builder summit Thursday

If you have always wanted to make an app for Windows 8 or Windows Phone but want to get some helpful tips from people who have released their own, Microsoft has something coming up Thursday that you may want to check out.

It's called the App Builder Virtual Summit and, yes, that does mean you can attend in the privacy of your own home. The online event will begin tomorrow starting at 9 a.m. Pacific Time (noon Eastern Time) and continue until 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time (3:30 p.m. Eastern Time). During that period, app creators can learn from both Microsoft reps as well as app builders on how to make the best apps for the company's PC and mobile platforms.

The speakers in the virtual summit include Jonathan Peppers of Hitcents, the developers of the hit game "Draw a Stickman: EPIC," along with Chevon Christie, the lead Windows developer for its recent photo editor for Windows 8. The summit will also feature experienced iOS and Android app makers as they talk about how they made the move to making apps for Microsoft's operating systems.

The virtual summit will also include help on how to monetize apps via ads and in-app purchases, along with some extra advice from Steven Guggenheimer, Microsoft's corporate vice president and chief evangelist for Windows. The App Builder Virtual Summit is free to attend.

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The reason why there is a such a dearth of apps for Windows 8/rt/phone 8 is because Android and iOS devices are so dominate in the market currently. Developers most likely don't see a reason to develop apps for Windows yet because of this. In order to get more Apps, Microsoft needs to have Windows phone 8 and Windows devices, get a bigger share of the market first in order to get more app developers!

Windows 8 already has more devices than iOS, and significantly fewer apps to compete with. It's a great recipe for success for app developers. I'm finding it very profitable.

Windows Phone? Some success, but not on the same level as Windows 8.

rfirth said,
Windows 8 already has more devices than iOS, and significantly fewer apps to compete with. It's a great recipe for success for app developers. I'm finding it very profitable.

Windows Phone? Some success, but not on the same level as Windows 8.

yet my provider only offers 2 windows phones. both of which I do not want (one entry-level and the other is a samsung - cheap plastic). this is the reason why windows phone does not succeed. no phones, no ads, no apps, not in all countries...

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