Saturday, 9 May 2015

Windows 8 App: Eire Coast

My new app EIRE COAST is now featured on the Windows Store


Looking to sight see around the Irish Coast? Need to find the nearest Coast Gaurd? Want to find the best places to visit while driving down the Wild Atlantic Way? Eire coast is the app you need.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

New Apps in Development

I am Currently working on two tablet apps. More updates to follow

Eire Coast:

Captain Cillian:

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Microsoft App Hero Contest

Microsoft Ireland are rewarding the new developers with free stuff!!
All you have to do is make an app for Windows Phone and the Windows store and you are already on your way to getting some free tech!

Claiming App Hero Prize:
Email with the details of your apps and screenshot of your download dashboard.
(100 download on store & phone app)

Level 1: 1 Windows Phone & 1 Windows 8 apps both with 100 downloads = Lumia 520
Level 2: 3 Windows Phone & 3 Windows 8 apps all with 100 downloads = Lumia 925 or Dell Venue Pro 8
Level 3: 5 Windows Phone & 5 Windows 8 apps all with 100 downloads = Xbox One or Lumia 1020.

App Hero ends in March, downloads must be achieved by that time.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Windows 8 App: Dummy First Aid

Hey guys!

I ported my app Dummy First Aid over to Windows..
Unfortunately I had to leave out some of the features out that are on the Windows Phone version.

Still, I would appreciate your download and review. It works on any Windows 8 device (Desktop / Tablet)


Sunday, 9 February 2014

Installing Visual Studio & Getting Started

To develop apps for the Windows Phone, you must have either Visual Studio 2010 or Visual Studio 2012..
You also need the Windows Phone Software Development Kit (SDK) and its updates.

So in just 5 easy can start making your first Windows Phone Apps:

Step 1. Install Visual Studio 2010

Step 2. Install Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Download Here

Step 3. For XNA use (games & more functions)
Install Games for Windows Marketplace Client:
Download Here

Step 4. Install Windows Phone SDK 7.1
Download Here

Step 5. Install Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Update
Download Here

Getting Started

Open Visual Studio and select New Project:

Select Visual C#, Silverlight for Windows Phone, and finally Windows Phone Application

Give your app a name (this one is called PhoneApp1 and give it a location.
Once that is done, this is what you are presented with:

In my next post I will go through the process of making a basic text app.
Hopefully this post was useful to you in getting set up with Visual Studio.
Any questions or problems, feel free to leave a comment.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Windows Phone 8 App - Dummy First Aid

Feel Free to download Dummy First Aid from the Web store, and let me know what you thing of it in the comments section below

Dummy First Aid is an app showcasing useful tips for the basics of First Aid Training.
One of the cool features in DFA is the GPS location finder... useful for if you are in need of assistance eg from Mountain Rescue.

For the location finder feature, I used the

GeoCoordinateWatcher Class

which Supplies location data that is based on latitude and longitude coordinates.


Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Windows Phone 8 App - IrishSlang

Feel Free to download IrishSlang from the Web store, and let me know what you thing of it in the comments section below

IrishSlang was a very basic app that I made over a Saturday afternoon.

The App itself, Is mainly an "info" app...which means it was very simple to create. Text Heavy and Code light..
The main code used in the .xaml pages would have been for Buttons.

< Button Content="Food" Height="72" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="120,25,0,0" Name="button1" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="230" BorderBrush="Green" Foreground="Orange" FontFamily="Microsoft NeoGothic" FontWeight="Bold" Click="button1_Click" />

While in the xaml.cs page .. the event for the Button "Food" went like this:

private void button1_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
NavigationService.Navigate(new Uri("/Food.xaml", UriKind.Relative));

Update: Irish Slang has reached over 150 downloads in just 6 Days! Getting more popular each day.