Russ Fustino, Full Time CEO of Fustino Brothers

  • I am back to being CEO of Fustino Brothers, full time. Email and please follow @FustinoBrothers and @RussFustino
  • I am taking a little break  from my contract with Xamarin and Developer Evangelism
  • On a little painful news, it is starting to look like I need laser surgery on my back. During recovery period I plan on doing a lot of coding, as traveling will not be possible, and publish the Jethro Tull iOS and Android Apps using Xamarin. I will know more in a couple of weeks.
  • I am heading up to the Jethro Tull shows in Providence, RI tonight and Lynn, MA on Saturday .  I will be  showing Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull the FBI Jethro Tull app  for Windows Phone and Windows Store right after sound check in Lynn. How exciting is this!
  • The App Studio team will be at the Lynn, MA show to capture the moment.
  • Then its off  to the MVP Summit for my favorite conference of the year! I am so looking forward to seeing everyone! I think I am in trouble however, as my room mate is the one and only Jonas Stawski. Yikes! Smile


  • I will be documenting my way thru this experience of Using App Studio to start an app and using Xamarin to finish it. I am working on a new set of videos for WintellectNOW. More details to come as to topics and content.
  • I am working with the App Studio Windows   team to make the generated C# projects Xamarin friendly, facilitating cross platform capabilities.  The team is very close right now , and keeps getting closer in every release.
  • I hope to be back with Xamarin after the new year in some capacity.
  • I received my Xamarin Mobile App Certification in October and my 2014 Renewal for Microsoft MVP 2014 in Microsoft Platform Development!
  • Wish me luck!

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Jethro Tull app highlighted on Microsoft App Studio Site!

How exciting is this? I have written many apps for Windows Phone and Store, but the Fustino Brother’s Inc (FBI) endorsed Jethro Tull app is the first one to get highlighted! Also, my brothers and I are really looking forward to next weekend! We will be showing the app in person to Ian Anderson after the sound check for the Lynn, Mass show on Nov 1. Imagine that? Showing an app that the Fustino Brothers wrote ourselves to our music idol!  I can’t wait. Many thanks to the App Studio folks who will be filming this moment and all of the support they have provided.  Will share that link as soon as it is produced for sure.

If you are a Jethro Tull fan and have not checked out the Windows Universal app yet, for Windows Phone and Store, please do! The app is an endorsed collection of everything you want to know about Tull and Ian Anderson including Official Videos, Fan Videos, a rich Discography, tour dates, social media feeds and links to a wealth of Tull resources including past band members.