Building Space Weather 4.0


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After a few weeks of working on an updated version of Space Weather I have finally released 4.0.  This update is the product of a redesign from Microsoft and Nokia.  A few months ago I won a trip to San Francisco where I met a Senior UX and Design consultant from Microsoft who helped me […]

My design consultation with Nokia and Microsoft


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A few weeks ago I was notified that I won a design consultation from Nokia for my Windows Phone app, Space Weather.  I was offered a flight, hotel stay, and a one-on-one consultation with a senior Microsoft UX designer Dave Crawford. It was a great experience.  I haven’t had time to implement any of the changes that […]

Build an app in 5 minutes or less… coding skills optional


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  Today I taught around 60 students from Minneapolis area high schools how to build a Windows Phone application in 5 minutes or less.  My goal was to show them how easy it was to get started building applications for mobile devices.  I did stress to them that leaning programming is a valuable skill to […]

Getting hooked up from Nokia, San Francisco style


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  I was just informed that Nokia selected me as one of the winners of their DVLUP design consultations in person in San Francisco!  I get to meet with Dave Crawford who is a Senior Microsoft UX Consultant and lead designer in UK Windows Phone and Windows 8 Center of Excellence!  So far the only information I […]

Winter Parking Restrictions in Effect


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Just wanted to give a heads up…  there have been quite a few snow emergencies lately in Minneapolis, including one that just ended.  Well now Winter Parking restrictions are in effect.  That means no parking on even sides of the street until further notice.  I created a Snow Emergency app last year and it almost […]