About my previous apps and Windows Phone developmentAppCampusBuilding Foundbite
DescriptionBegan developing back in 2011Demoed Travelnapp in June at WPUGAmbitousMore by luck than judgementOn the marketplace got 5000 downloadsTook a look at the code the other day947 lines of code on the journey page (show)Took off market to rework but the Foundbite it got shelved
University enterprise zoneProfessional front for my app developmentDidn’t see it as a startup
Theme of puns running through appsChristmas 2011Live tile advent calendarCharity 20%Christmas cards25mb download !!
Won competition in February 2012FoundbiteDidn’t have skills needed at the time.
DescriptionDifferent styleAzureTables for celebsWeb service to service requests to apiTough lesson in working with third party api’s.Won’t make a quick buck on Windows Phone with gimmicky app.
Description3 yearsPredominantly 20,000MarketingSupportOpportunity to go to Finland, touch on later.Go to site – apps published
Description Where is Foundbite on the scalePrevious wayProblems along the way
Most promising teams invited to FinlandDescriptionMonthMentors 3310Meet venture capitalistsSauna in the top of NokiaMeet other developers from all over the globeCountriesVaried appsRun through eachLots of pitchingPilotSome was more catered towards beginners but there was opportunities to learn and speak to people at Nokia
Angry Birds productsAs an aside…..
DescriptionCurrently in betaJust submitted to store
Example took on holiday in Croatia
Based on Foundbite how to make an applicationCan send application if needed
Very first version from over 3 months ago when beta began
Lots of good feedbackNot sure sound statistical way
Walkthrough of the app and talk about controls and components usedFeedUser profileFeaturedMap viewclusteringCapture a foundbiteDifferent capture modesLoginUploadStreamline pageUpload processError infinite uploadOwn profile deleteLive tilesWhat’s coming nextAbility to like/followSurface best foundbites
Most problematic pagesCapturing image at the same time as soundStill getting lots of invalidoperationexceptions
Running on a budget.ExifReaderOverkill but all very useful
Integral to development of Foundbite800 providing really useful feedback.Update to 10,000 testersPush updates in 2 hoursNightly builds find and fix bugs quickly.3 month limitGet some journalists interested
Put download link in every email you send out, reminder to download app/easily trigger update.Send regular updatesNot everyone who signed up registers
Interested in applying to appcampus I can help
Windows Phone Dev Day Bournemouth Presentation
AppCampus and Foundbite
• More focus on proven track record of company or individual.
• Interested in seeing download numbers, reviews and ratings.
• Under some circumstances the app doesn’t necessarily have to
be Windows Phone first.
• Opportunity to travel to
• Meet other developers.
• Include as much information as possible.
• Demo of the app.
• Background information on you/your team.
• Know your revenue models
• Video pitch introducing team and idea
The more information the better….
First Impressions of the concept: 84/100
First Impressions of the app: 65/100
But, when I used it for the first time, I'm quite confused with how we take
picture. For example, there are only 2 buttons on the application bar.
I love it. I use it and just think of sharing them with my friends! It doesn't try to
do too much, but what it does it does very well, and I'm glad of the direction it is
taking. There's sharing a picture, and now there's sharing a picture... with
• Dispose and load camera at
• Not every phone has a flash
• Possible to change focus
• 1020 doesn’t have lowest
• Still lots of bugs to fix!
test on the 520
• Most used
• Lowest performance
• Dullest screen
• No flash