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Howto Slides

Steps to getting started:

  1. Sign up for DreamSpark using your student account
  2. Note: That IN ADDITION you may also want to stop by the systems group and register for DreamSpark Premium. This will allow you to get a FULL access key to Windows 8 as opposed to a 90 day trial.
  3. Sign up for GenerationApp
  4. Go to to get your promotion code to waiver your Windows 8 Store Developer Fees
  5. Now head to and create your developer account. Don’t forgot to use your code from the previous step.
  6. Your account is all set up so it’s time to download and install Windows 8 and Visual Studio. Both are available from DreamSpark.


Make and publish your app

Keep in the loop with how you application is coming along. Every who publishes and app before 10-26 will get a $25 gift card.

We will be hosting weekly events to help go over how to create a cool Windows 8 App so let us know what you want to learn.

About Frank Sposaro

Frank was the initial student to start the mobile lab with Dr. Tyson. After working on the first project, iFall, he and Dr. Tyson designed the Mobile Programming course as FSU. The course is used as a training base to recruit new students into the lab. His thesis researches several medical related applications, including iFall. Frank then went on to implement the redesign of the “favorite contacts” for Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich at Google HQ in Mountain View, California. He currently acts as a tech lead in the lab getting infrastructure and project management tools setup. He has special focus on native Android coding and UI design.