No question - wanted to thank you guys for supporting WP with what seems a tremendous app. Can't wait to try it out. Well, maybe one question. Any plans for in-app purchases or donation button to support you back?
Thanks man! We are really pleased to present this as a new fresh air for the Windows Phone, we both like it, and this is a very good chance to prove that very well done things can be done on the platform (-_^).
We have planned some in-app purchase for further releases, but in the meantime is all about getting the app perfectly done for everyone to enjoy.
Hi. I'm facing an issue while trying to download the app from the Windows Phone Store. I have a device running Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview and it shows me the "Install" button, but when I click it, it says "Sorry, you don't have permission to download this app." What's wrong?
Sorry but that link you got was removed, since that was the beta version and its not open to public. However, we summited the V1 yesterday, and will be available for free&everyone very soon! Watch this space (-_^)
#BLACKapp is finally making its appearance to the public and will be live and ready for download at the end of the event //Publish/.
Microsoft has set up a worldwide event where developers come around to get dev, design and marketing support prior the publication of their apps for Windows and Windows Phone.
Of course we didn’t want to miss this brilliant opportunity, since we need some technical support in order to optimise some memory issues and also because is a great chance to get some exposure and to be a winner of some sort of competition at the end of the day, if you become the winner of one of the categories, we aim to be the winners of the “Best Mobile App”.
I’ll keep updating this post as we go.
1st is 1st… finalising and submitting the App!
Watch this space…
UPDATE 1 - 16:47
We were hoping to get some issues sorted, such as memory issues on the display of the collection section, but apparently is not as simple as it seemed to be for Microsoft developers in the event, so will need to figure it out by ourselves sometime after the event…
UPDATE 2 - 17:53
We finally did it!, we’ve just submitted the V1 !
The only excitement at the beginning of the day, was the “blue Bag of Goodies” they talked us about. Apparently If you submit an app during the event, you’ll get a nice bag containing amazing useful stuff. Check image below and judge by yourself.
Watch this space, we’ll share the link to download the app SOON!
UPDATE 3 - 21:13
WE WON THE WINDOWS PHONE CATEGORY!
So every team that join the event had the opportunity of winning some Windows Phone devices or Visual Studio licenses, by joining one of the available categories: Windows Apps and windows phone categories subdivided into two categories, “1st time” and “Non first time” publishing an app for any of the platforms.
We did apply for the “1st time Windows Phone App” and luckily enough we impressed the pubic and the organisers and we did win the 1st price, a beautiful Nokia 1520. Only thing is…we only got 1 for the two of us…Ha!
At the end of the day, lucky, happy and sleepy (Peter did not slept the night before in order to finish bits and pieces) we got the app submitted and we took home a lovely Nokia device.
Not a bad start, right?
It all started when ex-colleague (from @ubinow) & developer: Peter Stojanowski asked me if I’d be interested in working with him on any side-project for Windows Phone, a platform he was starting to get into.
I did love helping design the WP8 version of the Hipstamatic Oggl app in the @ustwo studio in NYC and always wanted to be involved in another windows phone design project, but you know…
This was the perfect chance to do anything fresh for the sake of doing it (aka: #JFDI) and a chance for exploring new designs and interactions patterns in this “rigid” but exciting platform.
Did not take me too long to realised that I wanted to do something related with photo. Nokia sent me a Lumia 1020 device to give it a try last October, after they saw my project Taipei: A City Under The Umbrella. Got amazed by its camera capabilities and I did created a 10 days project: East x North East.
In the other hand, I always wanted to research and shoot in any and every B&W photo film available, to experience and understand the differences between them all.
So, it was about time to do something by mixing 2 of my 3 passions: Photography & Design.
Then…BLACK was conceived
We did started the conversations last Dec, but we did not really kicked off till early Jan. Spending only some time during the weekends, we’ll be ready to launch the MVP for WP this coming April.
More to come…Stay Tuned (-_^)