If you have been planning to convert your Windows Phone application to a Windows 8 application; here is the ideal event, specifically tailored for your needs: Windows 8 Convert-A-Thon! During the event, you will get all the help you need, to convert your mobile app into a Windows 8 Metro app.
Once the Windows 8 Store is in full action, it will be a tremendous opportunity for developers. If you already have mobile apps, you should definitely consider a transition from your existing Windows Phone apps to Windows 8 apps.
During the beta period, the only access developers have to the Windows 8 Store is through tokens that are handed out. This is a nomination and approval process. Yet your applications do not have to be %100 complete, but if your idea is good and your execution is excellent, you can get nominated to receive a token!
Here is the event agenda:
- Introductions and overview
- Your Windows Phone app Reimagined (Group Walkthrough)
- API Walkthrough – (This is how I did it in WP7.. how do I do it in Windows 8)
- Convert-A-Thon (Everyone works on converting their application)
- App show off and prize giveaways
Your laptop will need to be running Windows 8 Release Preview and install Visual Studio 2012. You can find all of the links here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/apps
You may also want to run it on a VM. There are a couple of ways to do that, boot to VHD or run in a Player. You can find instructions for each here :
Scott Hanselman’s boot to VHD blog post: http://bit.ly/win8vhdboot
MJ’s VMWare Player installation instructions: http://bit.ly/win8vmware
This is a last minute event announcement! So hurry up with your registration to catch a spot for tomorrow’s exciting Windows 8 Convert-A-Thon!