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The Twin Cities iPhone Developers Meetup has Teamed up with Microsoft!

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That’s right.  You read the headline correctly.  The iPhone Developers Meetup is working with Microsoft in an effort to give our members the greatest opportunity to get their applications into the most marketplaces. We are partnering with Microsoft to give you the tools and resources you need to get your iOS applications into the Windows Store.

If you don’t have time to read the entire post, remember this:

  1. Access to software and hardware, including a Microsoft Surface device and Windows Phone device to test your applications on
  2. Information on how to port iOS applications or start a new application from scratch
  3. Access to the Microsoft development experts and the Twin Cities’ Microsoft Technology Center developer labs

This program is a partnership between the Twin Cities’ iPhone Developers Meetup and Microsoft to provide resources so our members can port or create applications for the Windows Store or the Windows Phone Store.  Between now and June 30th, members will have access to the developer kit, Microsoft developer experts and programs, and the Microsoft Technology Center’s developer labs.

The developer kit contains a Microsoft Surface device, HTC 8x Windows Phone, Windows 8 Pro evaluation bits, and a USB drive with resources, install guides, etc. for running a Microsoft development environment on a Mac.  You can contact John Hibscher (john_hibscher at yahoo.com) to schedule use of the kit for up to five days at a time.  If our group can get 15 or more applications into the Windows Store by June 30th, we will be able to keep the kit and will raffle off the Microsoft Surface, the HTC 8x, and a copy of Windows 8 Pro to the members that get applications submitted and approved. 

The Microsoft Technology Center is one of the premier facilities for Microsoft development.  At the MTC, you will be able to schedule time in one of the Windows 8 developer labs where you can use PCs that are state-of-the-art for doing Windows development.  In addition, Microsoft development experts will be on hand to answer any of your questions while you are there.  The MTC developer labs are a great place to get an app started or push it that last mile to completion.

In addition to the resources that are in the kit, here are some additional links to help get you started.

If you have more questions, or want more info, you contact me via email (adgroc at microsoft.com), on Twitter (@codel8r) of find me at my weekly Office Hours (Adam’s Office Hours)

Thanks and good luck coding!

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Hey there! My name is Adam Grocholski, and I'm a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft where I spend time focusing on Windows, Windows Phone, and Windows Azure. I live in the frozen tundra of Minnesota and run thinkfirstcodelater.com. You can also follow me on twitter at @codel8r.

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