Calling All Canadian Windows Phone and Windows Developers!

Since the arrival of the Windows Phone, the Canadian evangelist team has offered great promotions each year to entice developers to create apps. In my opinion, their promotions for Canadian developers are the most attractive worldwide. This year the Developer Movement is back. To make things a little bit different, they have a new theme: Don’t just code… Code Kwondo.

You can watch three funny videos: Introduction, Strength, and Focus.

If you need convincing that apps will give you money, please take a look at the rewards list. The list is quite impressive. If you didn’t click the link: what about an Xbox One, Surface 2, ASUS Zenbook, GoPro HD, Dell Ultrasharp, etc…

If this is not enough, I have more good news for you: you can also participate in the DVLUP challenges. In other words, it is perfectly legal to do one Windows Phone application and submit it to the Developer Movement and DVLUP.

Masters of Code Kwondo

Now that my introduction about the Developer Movement is done, I can introduce you to the application Masters of Code Kwondo. In truth, it is two applications: one for Windows Phone and one for Windows. The purpose of the application is to showcase the list of applications that Canadian developers have made during the Developer Movement. The Canadian population is small compare to the United States, but we have good developers like Brock (over 600 000 XP on DVLUP) and Atley Hunter (over 400 apps), just to name two. In the app, you’ll also discover “Code Masters”, those people can help you if you have development issues.

Message to the Canadian developers: if you made applications any time after November 2013 and they are available in the store, please give me the name of your applications using my contact form. It will be a pleasure to showcase your apps in Masters of Code Kwondo.

At the beginning the list of apps will be short, but don’t worry, the Masters applications will notify you when new apps are added.






Masters of Code Kwondo

Happy coding and get rewards!

App Promo for Windows and Windows Phone

One of the challenges of a developer is to promote his applications. For the last three years, I have been active with the developers especially with the Windows Phone expertise. I have seen countless of Windows Phone links. Last year, on my favourite social network Twitter, they introduced a feature that lets you preview an image with a fixed size directly on your twitter feed. In January, I was pondering how to take advantage of this new feature. I came up with a simple idea, which became App Promo.

App Promo has two goals. The first one is to help developers promote their applications in a more attractive way than simply providing a download link. The second is to help people download an app more quickly. I find that downloading an app via a QR Code is both convenient and fast.

I have created two applications one for Windows and one Windows Phone. Both applications have the goal of creating a promotional picture for a Windows Phone app. Each version has its own advantages.

App Promo for Windows


• Share the promotional pictures using the Share charm
• Share the promotional pictures into disk
• Background color can be changed
• A custom URL can be used in the QR-Code

The Windows Store version is FREE. You can pay to remove ads.


App Promo for Windows Phone


• Share the promotional pictures on Twitter and Facebook
• Share the promotional pictures with installed applications
• Retrieve the promotional pictures from your Camera Roll

The Windows Phone version is FREE. You can pay to remove ads.

App Promo