More About Me

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My name is Alvin Ashcraft. I am a Microsoft .NET MVP, husband, father, .NET developer and geek. I have over 20 years of software development experience in the Healthcare, Financial and Manufacturing industries primarily using Microsoft tools.

Contact Me

Skype: alvinashcraft

Hangouts: alashcraft[at]

Any and all feedback is welcomed!

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  2. Christoph


    thanks for the good work, I read your news daily and often find useful articles. I just got a phone and saw your windows phone app and thought I give it a go. But … you can’t be seriours about the requirements! Why would you need access to all my private details???

    1. Alvin A. Post author

      Hi Christoph. Thanks for raising this concern. Actually, the app is just a Windows Phone App Studio app that retrieves feed data from my site. I did not remove any of the ‘capabilities’ listed by default in the configuration as I should have before submitting the app to the store. I will be releasing an update soon which will be a Universal App for both WinPhone and Win8.1. I will make sure to remove those items from the config which to not apply to my app. The app does not need or use any private user details.

      1. Lisa Todd

        Dear Alvin,
        I am looking for an App Developer to expand my original app. I have had a hard time finding someone to help me. The only responses I have gotten are from big companies that want $25,000+. Do you or anyone you know be open to discussing my idea? I am on a time crunch and need to move quickly. This is not a game app. It is used in the equine sport, Barrel Racing. It is called Barrel Horse Racing
        Thank you for your consideration or referrals,
        Dr. Lisa W. Todd

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