Games for Android: How to get started

Mobile phones allow easy access to thousand of on-line services. One big percentage of all mobile applications is composed by games. At the end of December 2011, there were more than 10 billion downloads of mobile applications from Android market (and still counting). Games formed 1/4 of all those applications and this tended to increase, too.

Source: TestCrunch

Games are fun, relaxing and sociable. However, to develop a game may not be an easy task. You need development experience, good designers and probably someone to take care of marketing. In this post I want to show you the possibilities when starting a game project with Android. Once you try any of them, you will feel better. Continue Reading…

Free e-Book: Programming Windows Phone 7

A new e-book is published for all Windows Phone 7 lovers! The best thing is that the book is free.  The author is Charles Petzold.

This book is divided into three parts. The first part discusses basic concepts of Windows Phone 7 programming using example programs that target both Silverlight and the XNA framework. It is likely that many Windows Phone 7 developers will choose either one platform or the other, but I think it’s important for all developers who have at least a little knowledge of the alternative to their chosen path.

The second part of this book focuses entirely on Silverlight, and the third part on XNA 2D. For your convenience, the chapters in each part build upon previous knowledge in a progressive tutorial narrative, and hence are intended to be read sequentially.

This book is a gift from the Windows Phone 7 team at Microsoft to the programming community, and I am proud to have been a part of it. Within the pages that follow, I show you the basics of writing applications for Windows Phone 7 using the C# programming language with the Silverlight and XNA 2D frameworks.

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