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Thursday, November 24, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
We have reached 500 active apps on the AdDuplex network!
Thank you very much for changing my life and letting me do what I like, while helping the Windows Phone development community at the same time.
Next on the radar – 1000!
Do you have a Windows Phone developer friend who can benefit from using AdDuplex? Let them know that they can win a brand new Nokia Lumia 800 while promoting their app for free.
Friday, November 18, 2011
We are looking for Windows Phone development bloggers, specialized service owners, etc. to exchange ads on their blogs for ads for their apps on AdDuplex. You place AdDuplex banner on your site and get impressions for your apps.
And we are willing to offer you at least 4 times more impressions then you give us. And you will be displaying a relevant ad on your blog instead of those generic ads some ad networks serve you.
The only condition from our side is that your blog gets at least 5,000 page views a month. We would like to support everyone, but with anything lower than that, management overhead is just too much for us to handle right now.
So, if this sounds interesting and relevant, please, do not hesitate to send your blogs URL and basic stats for last month to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
We are ready to expand and we need you!
If you are an ASP.NET MVC developer and you want to work in a startup with cutting edge technologies like Windows Azure, SQL Azure, WCF Web API, Windows Phone, etc., this is a position for you. Be an employee #1 in a growing startup with all the related fun, benefits and interesting challenges.
We are located in Vilnius, Lithuania. We would love to have you on-site, but we are open to considering remote candidates too. Sounds interesting? Send your CV/resume and/or link to your Careers 2.0 profile to email@example.com
We are very informal but here are some obligatory bullet lists…
- Professional experience with ASP.NET MVC (C#)
- Professional experience with relational databases and good working knowledge of SQL (experience with ORM tools like Entity Framework would be a plus but is not required)
- C#, Linq, etc.
- Reasonably good written English
- You should be able to work for us full time.
What we offer:
- Fun and informal environment
- Work with cutting edge Microsoft technologies (even though Azure is not yet publicly accessible in Lithuania)
- Make an impact and a name in Windows Phone community
- Competitive salary + free advertising for your Windows Phone apps
So, if you are looking for a new, interesting and challenging job and want to be a big part of something new and exciting, as opposed to being a yet another screw in a corporate machine, don’t wait and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m looking forward to hearing from you!
Founder & CEO
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
AdDuplex is proud to be a sponsor of the Microsoft’s app development contests in the Baltic countries.
How to participate
The rules are pretty simple: you have to create a Windows Phone app by December 11th, 2011 and submit it to the competition’s website. Then you get a free APPA Market account and you can publish your app to the official Windows Phone marketplace. Your app should pass the certification by January 18th, 2012 and on January 23rd the winners will be announced.
The contests are separate in each country so you are only competing against your local peers. The winner in each country gets an HTC Titan and 250,000 ad impressions on AdDuplex, 2 runner-ups get HTC Radar phones and 100,000 ad impressions each, and the best student app gets an LG Optimus 7 and 20,000 ad impressions on AdDuplex.
More (official) information and how to start
Friday, November 11, 2011
Jeff Weber was one of the early adopters of AdDuplex. His great Krashlander game is one of the bigger independent hits on the Windows Phone platform and it was by far the biggest app on AdDuplex at the time. So big that all the other apps combined couldn’t outweigh it. So I owed him impressions for quite some time and he was totally cool about it and for that I’m extremely grateful.
Today I’m talking to Jeff about the success of Krashlander in quite some detail.
Krashlander was probably the first independent mega-hit game on Windows Phone. How important to the game's success was being early on the platform?
Well first, thanks for categorizing Krashlander as a "mega-hit". Not sure it's quite that, but I appreciate the thought.
Monday, November 7, 2011
You are best known for the first Windows Phone Angry Birds clone - Chicks'n'Vixens. Were you genuinely annoyed that the "real thing" wasn't available for so long or did you think it's a good chance to show off your skills and maybe even make some money in the process?
It did bug me that Rovio appeared to be beating around the bush but there was probably some other things going on as well. I did it as a sort of tech demo and to see what I could do with Windows Phone 7 but it kind of blew up from there with the download numbers, emails and threats of violence haha.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
I did some digging in AdDuplex stats and I’m happy to report that, at least according to our stats, the number of Windows Phone users has more than doubled since June 2011. That said it’s also noticeable that the number hasn’t changed much since September. That can be easily attributed to people waiting for the new 2nd generation hardware. Hopefully we will see a new spike in the numbers in the next couple of months.
What’s in these stats?
We have the data for unique users that saw at least one AdDuplex ad in each app participating in the network on a particular day. I’ve discarded Top 5 apps by this criteria and all apps with less then 10 users. The numbers above are the averages for the remaining apps.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Today I'm talking to András Velvárt who is best known to the Windows Phone world as the creator of a SurfCube - a revolutionary 3D browser for Windows Phone. He is also a Silverlight MVP and an active community member. What else do you do, András?
In short: I am trying to express my passion towards User Experience – speaking at conferences, teaching and of course working on projects. I have a consulting company in Hungary (www.response.hu), which specializes in creating cool stuff using Microsoft technologies. We have won Microsoft’s Innovation award three times – a unique tablet application for travelling support technicians; our Silverlight-based Zoomery solutions; and SurfCube itself. We have also created some Kinect applications – Kinect Maps allows you to fly through 3D Bing maps like a bird, and our Kinect Quiz is ideal for exhibitions where companies can attract visitors through the novelty and futuristic user experience of Kinect. We are currently working on a third Kinect project that I cannot disclose for a few more weeks. You can see videos of these apps at our YouTube channel, and read about them on my blog.