Student-developed app BeatBox free allows you record audio samples, polish them and use them in projects. You can create a timeline, edit the audio and share the files with others. You can also add effects such as drums and bass on fun projects. It has received a rating of 4 out of 5 starts in the Windows Phone store and has 561 ratings, so don’t miss it!
Meet student developer Lionel Camacho from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Lionel is part of the AppFactory, a joint program between Microsoft and the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering that aims to develop locally relevant apps on Windows 8.
What inspired you to start developing?
I can say the first time that I found the inspiration to really start developing was when I started at The University of Pretoria to do my B.IS Multimedia degree and on the first day they showed us videos and demonstrations of previous students projects which included animations, game projects and much more. I was blown away by what they were able to create and felt really inspired by what student developers had created.
How did you start developing for Windows Phone?
What got me started developing for Windows Phone was a guest lecture from Dave Russell (@DaveMSDevSA), a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft South Africa, in our final year game design class which covered development using XNA Game Studio 4.0 and Windows Phone.
Take a look at student-developed app Smash Mole. Based on the classic arcade game, it is a Windows Phone app where the player has to be faster than the mole in order to advance to the next level and unlock achievements. Smash Mole also has a social component to connect with other players. Take a look and maybe you’ll be inspired to create your own game app!
In today’s video profile, meet Microsoft intern Karim. He is a program manager for user experience and a student from the University of Waterloo. Listen to Karim talk about how he landed his internship at Microsoft, what it’s like to be an intern, what his role is, and his advice for students starting their careers and seeking internships.
Today we’re sharing the first of our new video series that will profile student developers, Microsoft interns, employees and more. Today we introduce Logan, a current Microsoft intern. He has worked on Windows Phone and currently works on a top-secret project he’s not allowed to talk about. Listen to Logan’s advice to students for achieving your goals and snagging a great internship.