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powernAPP Wins Microsoft AppRevolution Competition

Once again I participated in the lastest AppRevolution competition by Microsoft Germany. This year’s topic was rather generic and just called “Christmas special”. Just recently, I received the foll...

Speed Up Your Windows Phone App

You have a Windows Phone app and are not happy about its performance? Well, I had this feeling with a few of my apps recently. But don’t worry. There are a few simple tweaks you could do to gain si...

250k Downloads in Windows Phone Store

My apps and games in the Windows Phone store reached the milestone of a quarter million downloads. 250k downloads in Dev Center website The main driver is SpaceScribble that never had less than ...

Augmented Reality with Google Glass

During my exchange semester abroad at WPI, I visited an AR course that was actually meant for Master’s students about Augmented Reality. In the second lecture, our professor entered the room wearin...

Three Day Kajak Tour

Due to my upcoming exchange semster to the US, this will be my last semester together with my friend from college. To have one more long lasting memoery, we decided to to a kajak trip together till...

Xtext - Your Own Programming Language Here

Did you ever dream of proposing your own programming language? If so, then Xtext might be something for you. LANGUAGE ENGINEERING FOR EVERYONE! Xtext is a framework for development of progra...

100k Downloads in Windows Phone Store

My apps and games in the Windows Phone store reached a first milestone of 100,000 downloads. 100k downloads in Windows Phone store The peaks in the chart above before 2013 are easy to explain. W...

Microsoft AppRevolution Competition

It’s worth checking out the Microsoft TechStudents website from time to time. There, you can find small challenges that can be more than worth it for indie developers like me. At the moment for ex...

Automatic Viewport Scaling in Windows 8 Apps Using MonoGame

As posted recently, I started to port a few of my games to Windwos 8 using MonoGame. And I’m slowy getting there to submit my first game to the Window 8 Store. However, I had quite some troubles fi...

Porting Windows 8 Games Using MonoGame

You might have heard already of Mono. It’s more or less an open source implementation of the .NET Framework and allows to bring your apps developed in C# to other platforms. And beside that, there ...