Tuesday, November 13, 2012

MY Bursa Watch, release 1 is now in the Windows Store

After 1 month of work, finally my Windows app is up in Store.
It's a financial app, named  MY Bursa Watch.

If you are in Windows Store, you can find it in:
1) Finance>New release

2) Use this link to if you are using internet browser:


In this version, the following features are included:
1) KLSE index (delay by 15 minutes)

 2) Top 15 active counters, gainers and losers

3) Refresh

4) Detailed info on selected stock
More in coming version:
1) Portfolio/Watchlist
2) News

Monday, November 5, 2012

Privacy Statement (MY Bursa Watch)

I - Respect of Customer's Right to Privacy

I realizes that the trust of our customers is our most valuable asset. I recognize that customers expect a high level of privacy and security for their personal and financial affairs. I maintain rigorous standards and procedures in order to safeguard sensitive information entrusted to us and prevent misuse of this information.

II - Information

The app do NOT collect information for any business purposes.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

WinRT: Deploy a win8 app locally (Sideloading)

After 3 weeks of long development (using spare times from after-working-hours, and weekend), the Windows 8 app that I've developed is almost done with some basic features.

Before submitting the app, the package has to be tested. To run it locally without the debugger's help, it's not so straightforward.
Here're the steps needed:

1) Start package creation using Visual Studio.

2) Sign-in if needed, not needed since I only want to test locally.

3) Then configure the package.

4) Done, and these are all the files created. It comes with a cert.

5) OK, you think you can start installing the cert, by right-click it and install.

6) "Certificate Import Wizard" prompted. Just install in local and next..., until suceess.

7) Then start the PowerShell, run as admin with this command:
a) Windows+R
b) Start-Process powershell -Verb runAs

8) Change the directory if needed, then
a) change directory: cd XXX
b) deploy package: add-appxpackage YYY.appx
where XXX (directory), YYY.appx (executable file) created in step (4).

But not working :(

9) After goggling, we have more job to do.

10) Now start the Microsoft Management Console, type:
a) Windows+R
b) mmc

10) You might need to learn 'How to Use the Certificates Console'

11) Use the import function and you will be greeted by wizard again.

12) Browse to the cert (.cer) created by Visual Studio previously.

13) then click 'Next' all the way till success. You cert is in the root.

14) Back to power-shell again. Deploy package with this command: add-appxpackage YYY.appx

15) VoilĂ !

16) Sometimes, your deployment might fail. From here:

17) One of the possibilities is simulator (or my app locked the resource??) Just turn-off the simulator (thru' "Task Manager") and re-deploy will do.

I'm back....

After a long period of stop blogging, I'm back.

With the success of Apple AppStore & Goole Play, Microsoft has launched it's version of app store. As a developer, more skill-sets are required to survive (of course, if I can earn some side-income from advertising is even better) and thus dive into Windows 8 app development.

To me, in order to attract more users to download, one have to consider 2 things:
1) useful
2) creativeness

Since the later one is not easy, so I start the first with what happen around me. Wait for more...