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7 Apps in 7 Days–Prologue

7in7 logoHi, I’m Atley and for those who don’t know me, I’m what is commonly referred to as a Geek.  Now you may have noticed
that I capitalized the G in Geek.  That’s because I’m a Geek
with a capital G, as in, other geeks call me a Geek.  I’m the
kind of Geek that other geeks go to when they have questions,
In other words, I’m a giant Geek.

I love technology, any kind of technology.  I love to experiment with it, pull it apart, see what makes it tick (or go boom).  One of the things I enjoy the most is coding.  Few things thrill me more than coming up with an idea and then making it work.  Ask anyone who
knows me, and they will tell you that I always have some new idea or app to show them.

One of the things that excites me most about the new Windows Phone platform is that it’s all new.  There’s tons of things to explore and try with it.  The potential is literally limitless.  There is also an opportunity to make some serious money with this new platform.

The most common thing I hear from other developers is “I really want to make an app, but I don’t have the time to do it.”  I don’t like that logic, so I want to prove it wrong.  I know that this platform is easy to develop for.  I believe that it’s so easy that I could make 7 whole apps in seven days. 

So, my task for the next week will be to do 7 Windows Phone apps in 7 days.  
The rules are simple:

  1. The seven days are from Tuesday May 24th when I wake up until Tuesday May 31st at 11:59:59.
  2. Start in the morning with a new idea  (some of these may have been swimming around in my head for a while, but they cannot be written down anywhere)
  3. Code the complete app using only off-work time (no sick days, no leaving early).
  4. The apps cannot be too derivative of any of the other apps or any of the other ones I have already done (so there won’t be a bunch of WacAMole clones Smile)
  5. Apps must be released to the Marketplace before 11:59:59 pm each day.
  6. Record the experience here within 24 hours of writing the app (again only using off work hours).

Now it could take a day or two for each app to be approved and published to the Marketplace, so I will update each day’s blog entry with the date the app actually became available and any issues or fixes I had to do to get it approved.

Check back here every day for the next week for updates!!!

Posted in C#, Challenges, Windows Phone 7.


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