Tell us about your experience with Windows Phone.
Windows Phone App Development is Awesome!!! The SDK is very simple and useful for developers and especially for student developers to develop apps easily. To be frank, I was not getting high grades in college, but I love technology and always wanted to achieve something. Microsoft India’s “I unlock joy” competition just gave me the right opportunity for starting up my app development. I collected all the resources needed and started developing apps, and within a month I ended up having 5 apps in the Marketplace. App development gave a great confidence in me!!! Now I’m focused on developing quality apps for Windows 8.
Tell us a little about your experience with Windows Phone.
Building apps for Windows Phone is fun. The SDK makes it simple for the developers, especially the student developers; its powerful and easy interface makes it the best among others.
Tell us about the apps that you have built.
I currently have two apps in the Marketplace, namely, Rapid Reflex and taxilocator. Rapid Reflex is a simple two player game, designed keeping in view the likes of students and office goers to refresh them during the breaks and cause an adrenaline rush. On the other hand, taxilocator is designed keeping in view the interests of tourists. This app lets you call the cab instantly from your Windows Phone; you also have an option to check the route, the time it will take you to reach your destination. I’m also working on 3 apps at present and will be launching it in the Marketplace soon.
Could you tell us a bit about your experience with Windows 8 and developing for Windows 8?
My experience with Windows 8 has been amazing! Ever since I started using the Developer’s Preview I fell in love with it. I started developing from void and today here I’m with three successful app at windows store. One thing making me stick with the store is the Windows SDK. For a developer an SDK means the blessing from heaven. It helps a developer to develop anything he wants, yet it leaves a challenge for him to take his best out to face the ambiguous troubles. And I feel like exposure to these kind of troubles make us even stronger.
Tell us about your experience developing apps for Windows Phone
I loved Windows Phone with its revolutionary idea of live tiles which keeps the user up-to-date without even opening an app. I am pretty impressed with the social networking integrating it has which helps us to be in touch with our buddies all the time.
When it comes to developing apps for Windows Phone, it is very easy, simple and straight forward for a developer to implement his thoughts and give it the shape of an application.
Visual studio is an excellent IDE which does almost half of the work helping the developer to focus on his logic and user interface design rather than managing the boring writing part.
Where is your Microsoft office located?
Microsoft Croatia has an office in the city of Zagreb, capital city of Croatia. You can find out a lot about Zagreb, and Croatia, on Wikipedia.
How long have you been at Microsoft?
It will be four years in February. Started as Academic Developer Evangelist and now I took the role of Audience Marketing Manager in Microsoft Croatia D&PE group.
What other jobs/internships did you have prior to working at Microsoft?
I worked on different part-time jobs during my studies, from McDonald’s, through grocery store(s) and also administrative help in the student office of my school. I have been president of a student NGO in my school and worked on a set of different projects as student, very keen to create better programs and projects for other students on my department and my University.