Aussie Windows Phone Dev Kickstarter wants your help!


Long-time Windows Phone supporter and proud Aussie Dev Shantek Studios needs your help. Do you like card games. Do you like 3D Unity based gfx in your games on Windows Phone? Can you just not get enough Canasta in your life? Then this kickstarter is for you. Why not take a moment to check it out and support a local dev who has supported #WP8AU since before it had the 8 in it!

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An Aussie perspective on MS “taking control” of WM10 direct OS updates…


We all know the story. Phone OS updates. We seem to be forever beholden to the whim of carriers as to when we get them, or if we even get them at all. Here in Australia, we have in all honesty fared better than other markets – I’m looking at you US! So what does the future hold in this area? Those of you in the Insiders preview program (of beta OS deployments) have been seeing updates direct from Microsoft. Is this what we can all expect once we are on Windows Mobile 10? Well a word of caution….it may not be that easy based on past experience. Don’t reach for that spoon until you and your soup are out the shop door!

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Ramblings on a new WP flagship device, elephants and getting back on the horse.

031103-N-6536T-002 Pacific Ocean (Nov. 3, 2003) -- USS Nimitz (CVN 68) crewmembers participate in a flag unfurling rehearsal with the help of family and friends on the shipÕs flight deck during a Tiger Cruise.  The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and embarked Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11) are en route to San Diego, Calif., following an eight-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  U.S. Navy photo by PhotographerÕs Mate 3rd Class Elizabeth Thompson.  (RELEASED)

(c) U.S. Navy photo by PhotographerÕs Mate 3rd Class Elizabeth Thompson. (RELEASED)

As good a place to start again as any, in my humble opinion, is a recap on my current WP use. From there – the elephant in the room is probably the lack of any new WP8 flagship phone (Apps has been a constant – this is way past elephant stage). So let’s do this. Feel free to help me by continuing the discussion 🙂

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