Vela Entertainment Studios - Part 2

How a German-based Startup revolutionized mobile learning

When Vela CEO, Sebastian Witzman wanted to get his boating permit in Germany a few years back he he noticed that the licensing bureau's instruction was an outdated index-card based learning model. He decided to change the game by taking learning into the mobile world to allow consumers to learn anytime, anywhere they want.

In mid-2010 Sebastian Witzman launched Vela Entertainment Studios -a German-based Startup that focuses on building apps for education, entertainment, and edutainment - the bridging of the two. With every app they are trying to find out what the user really cares about and explore new ways to solve these consumer challenges. Vela develops for all major platforms. Regardless of which device people are using they have the same experience across all of them and can easily access Vela's continuously growing offers.

When CEO Sebastian Witzman wanted to get his yachting permit in Germany a few years back he noticed that learning is still based on an outdated index-card based learning model. He decided to change the game by taking learning into the mobile world that allows consumers to learn anytime, anywhere they want.

 
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From 0 to 300 Apps in One Year



When Vela CEO, Sebastian Witzman wanted to get his boating permit in Germany a few years back he he noticed that the licensing bureau's instruction was an outdated index-card based learning model. He decided to change the game by taking learning into the mobile world to allow consumers to learn anytime, anywhere they want.


Starting Up in the Cloud



With 300 apps in market Vela was looking for an agile and flexiblesolution that delivers performance right when they needed it. Cloud computing was the obvious choice for them and Windows Azure has been proven to be the right fit.


Develop for Windows Phone

Phone development is similar to desktop development - with caveats. Phones do not have the memory or performance of their desktop counterparts. To simplify development, many developers initially run, debug, and test their applications in a software version of the phone - also known as an emulator. This enables the creation of your application in a standard, familiar environment, and can be deployed onto a phone when ready to use.

Fundamentals

Watch a video about the Windows Phone 7 offerings, and then prepare your environment by installing the tools you'll use to build your first Windows Phone application.

Get the Tools

Download and install the software and tools that will help you develop your Windows Phone 7 applications.

Start Coding

Use the video walkthroughs to learn about how to develop for applications for Windows Phone 7.

Get these free resources in the Windows Phone App Hub