App Spotlights for Windows Phone

I’m pleased to announce the availability of App Spotlights.

As a Windows Phone developer, I can tell you that one of the best gifts a developer can receive is when one of his apps is in the spotlight. First, it’s an honor from Microsoft to be selected and secondly, it has a huge impact on downloads. Currently, there is no easy way to know if an app is featured, as there are 121 markets. The main feature of this app is to notify the developers with a live tile notification and a toast when an app is in the spotlight.


App Spotlights is a perfect companion for Windows Phone app buyers and an indispensable tool for developers.

Windows Phone Buyers:
★ Access to more than 2400 spotlighted apps from all 121 markets every day.
★ Have more confidence when buying a spotlighted app.
★ Consult three charts to find out the most spotlighted apps in the marketplace.
★ Navigate faster than the built-in Store app when looking for spotlighted apps.

Windows Phone Developers:
★ Get notified when your apps are in the spotlights in any markets. Share the news with potential buyers on your favourite social networks.
★ Obtain a detailed history when your apps were in the spotlight in each market.
★ Analyze the impact on your downloads when your apps are in the spotlight.
★ Track the visibility of your competitors.

Other features:
★ Toast and Live Tile notifications.
★ Lock screen information from App Spotlights can be used.
★ Fast loading and resume.

Note: Spotlight statistics have been calculated since February 17th 2013.

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Promotion until April 17th: 33% off



Canadian Developer Connection: Now available in the Windows Store

For the past few months, I have been working on my first Windows Store app for Windows 8 called Canadian Developer Connection. Since yesterday, my application is now available in the Windows Store. The Canadian Developer Connection includes all the articles, videos-on demand, events, resources and more from the Microsoft Canadian evangelist team. Even if you are not a Canadian, the application contains useful information for any developers interested in Microsoft technologies.

Here are some screenshots:

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The application allows you to stream a video to any Play To devices like an Xbox 360.

At the same time, I updated the Windows Phone version to includes the videos on-demand series and the developer events.

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Don’t miss anything from the Canadian Developer Connection and download both versions!