Studio Session-017

Help me improve Speedo Plus on GitHub

The other day I received an email that said something along the lines of “Love your Speedo Plus app” which reminded me “Oh that’s right I made a Windows Phone app”.

Turns out Speedo Plus is still doing well in the Windows Phone Store, loved with 5 star reviews even though I had all but forgotten about it.

After loading it on my HTC 8X, I realized that it wasn’t optimized for Windows Phone 8′s new 720p screens. The fix was simple, but then when I tried to submit an update to the Store so everyone can appreciate the dozen extra pixels of Speedo Plus, it occurred to me the Developer Center subscription had expired.

As I recall the last time I checked, Speedo Plus had something like 8,000 9,800 downloads. Although most people appreciate it’s a simple app, I think there’s still a lot of potential for extra features (like proper compass support and GPS coordinate logging/exporting). Unfortunately I just don’t have time for it, especially if I want any time for StarCraft and SimCity.

So since I’m not shy with my crappy (and hacky) code, I’ve decided to put up the Speedo Plus source code on GitHub in hopes that other people with more free time can polish it up even more. Plus, anyone who has Visual Studio handy can also deploy the WP8 updated version. (Yay for bypassing Store certification)

Again, yes, I apologize for my crappy C#.

8 insightful thoughts

  1. Brilliant, I’m in! :) Reading in bed just now but I assume the fix you mentioned is in the code so first task is to get the new code built and published, ai take it – then to seek further refinements?

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