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Application Insight for Windows Store and Windows Phone apps

21 Nov

In the launch keynote of Visual Studio 2013, Brian Harry announced and demoed a new service called Application Insights.

The service is available through Visual Studio Online and “collects, processes and presents a wide variety of telemetry including performance, usage, availability, exception, crash, environment, log and developer-supplied data from all components of a modern application – including clients (devices and browser), servers, databases and services.”

With Application Insights it is possible to gain full insight into your Windows Store and Windows Phone applications; how does the user actually use your app, which features are used the most or least, are there any performance issues and so on. All of this will be presented nicely in a dashboard that can easily be customized to your exact needs directly in Visual Studio Online.

Currently the service is available as limited preview and you can sign up from Visual Studio Online:
https://YOURALIAS.visualstudio.com/_appanalytics/_analyticssignup

Bluefragments have been part of the TAP program since early this year and have followed Tofino become what it is today (truly amazing work by some passionate guys!). Looking forward to integrate Application Insights into our Windows Phone and Windows Store apps.

// thomas

Bluefragments nominated for a Microsoft Partner Award

19 Nov

Last week I was informed that my company, Bluefragments, is nominated for a Microsoft Partner Award 2013. We are nominated in two different categories:

  • Innovation Partner of the Year
  • App Partner of the Year

This nomination have only been possible due to hard work from the entire team – both employees and freelancers. A big thank you to everybody in the team for your awesome effort.

We are really proud of the nomination and are looking forward to the award show on the 21st November 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

// thomas

 

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Bluefragments Windows 8 SWAT team

15 Oct

A few weeks back Bluefragments announced the beginning of a new Windows 8 SWAT team. We received several applications from a lot of qualified developers and designers from all over Denmark.

In the previous months, I have talked to a number of companies in Denmark, to find an event that would fit into the first Bluefragments Windows 8 SWAT event. Today I’m thrilled to announce that Bluefragments have made an agreement with a major Danish media company to do a news center for Windows 8.

There are a variety of news apps for Windows 8. However many of them are made ​​with no special focus on the Windows 8 platform. This is an unique opportunity for a news app that dares to stand out and take advantage of all the features the Windows 8 platform offers.

Look forward to an awesome news app coming to the Windows Store really soon.

// thomas

Roskilde Festival for Windows Phone

19 Jun

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A few weeks back a handful of awesome developers, designers and volunteers met to build this year’s Roskilde Festival for Windows Phone. Today we pushed the big button and published the app with the 2013 program and a bunch of great features. We build the app in just 72 hours and the result is amazing … well, if you don’t believe, go ahead and check it out yourself! :)

You can download the app from the Windows Phone store here:
http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/roskilde-festival/eec38083-5f16-4f8c-97eb-f8cfabbca937

Give it some love, send some warm thoughts to the developers, designers and volunteers – and see you at Roskilde in a few weeks!

// thomas

Blue Memory Game

17 Jun

Did you know that about 6 months ago, Bluefragments released its first game ever?! We did – and we got some great reviews on it. It’s a memory game for kids (in all ages) and it was developed by our very own Deani Hansen. He even did all of the animals himself (awesome, dude!).

Go check it out at http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/blue-memory-game/fd38f491-e036-46cf-943a-c7b0a21413f0 and give it some love if you like it.

// thomas

BUILD app for Windows Store

17 Jun

In Bluefragments we love to do fun stuff. For the last couple of weeks we have been working on a BUILD app for Windows Store.

We wanted to build an app that is great to navigate through the content of the BUILD 13 conference. At the same time it should work as an archive over the previous BUILD conferences allowing the user to watch recorded sessions and published slides and demos. Last week we published first version. We have got a lot of great feedback and the next version in certification at the moment. We expect it to be public within a few days.

We’re working hard to finish our BUILD app for Windows Phone as well. First version will include the BUILD 13 program. Stay tuned!

If you got any feedback, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at buildapp@bluefragments.com.

// thomas

PROSA taler med Bluefragments om Windows 8

26 Oct

I denne måneds udgave af PROSA har de en artikel om Windows 8 – “Windows 8 under overfladen” – skrevet af Dan Mygin. Artiklen er baseret på et interview med undertegnede og Jørgen Andersen og ser på nogle af de muligheder og udfordringer som både udviklere står overfor i forbindelse med den nu lancerede Windows 8.

Du kan se hele artiklen her på siden 18 – http://bit.ly/prosa-nov-2012.

// thomas

Jeg kan også anbefale artiklen på side 70, hvor Dan Mygin har snakket med Brian Rasmussen.