Azure, IoT, Maker, Free and Other Such Buzzwords

Azure, IoT, Maker, Free and Other Such Buzzwords

Can your average Developer/Maker afford to use Azure? I decided to skip any “back of the napkin” calculations (since most napkins are notoriously unreliable finks when it comes to architecture and finances) and actually build something. My criteria was simple, stand up an app on Azure that could communicate with 15-20 “things” for less than $12 per month. I determined this amount scientifically; it is what it costs for a 4-Screen Netflix account. I failed, it ended up being free.

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Awesome Android with Xamarin

Awesome Android with Xamarin

I’ve been publicly developing an application I call RMV Awesome on this blog over the last few months. Since the initial release of the Windows 8.1 app we’ve migrated code to a Portable Class Library, ported to Windows Phone 8, added monetization, integrated Azure Mobile Services and tackled geo-location. Today we’ll take a look at bringing this awesomeness over Android using Xamarin.

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Monetizing RMV Awesome!

Monetizing RMV Awesome!

Part of a series covering Windows Client development, we continue to work on RMV Awesome – an ironically named Modern UI application for keeping tabs on the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. In this article we’ll start monetizing our app use the Microsoft Advertising SDK.

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