What's wrong with price comparison websites?

They (mostly, currently) don’t work for food. Let’s start at home in Canada with shopbot.ca. They get a bit lucky here, as the first five items are of the same weight, and the next two (Shiloh and…

Sprint one – items

Last week, we set up: our machine for Windows Phone 8 development an account and new project on tfs.visualstudio.com for our ALM needs (source control and work item tracking for now) This week it’s time to create…

ThemeStream

As I was flicking through the numerous camera apps on Day One of my new phone (the Lumia 1020 from Telus comes with at least five apps that indicate some ability to take pictures either via their icon or name)…

Introducing /teardown//build-up/

I look forward to releasing my first app in the Windows Phone Store but product development is never done inside a vacuum. After spending many years on iOS, I want to get a feel for both what makes a great…

First steps

Goal Barring any long delays in the approval process, I believe that I can have an app in the App Store in four months. Interested in joining me on this adventure? There’s a link at the bottom of this…

A Left Hand Like God

After many, many years away from the piano, I've finally started playing and taking lessons again. It might be true that you "never lose it", but wow — after ten minutes practicing my hands are already sore. And to…

A rude awakening with Windows Phone 8

On a bright, sunny (launch day) morning two weeks ago, I discovered that my nearest TELUS store had the Lumia 1020 in stock and immediately went for a nice little stroll jog to get my first new phone in…

Office 365 for Nonprofits

Although this has nothing directly to do with TechSoup Canada, I did stumble across the link through their website first — and was I ever glad I did. Everyone's situation is different and this post assumes that the individuals volunteering in…