Top 8 Windows Phone Links: August
As an experienced developer, you do not have bug. Never. At least on your computer. And when sometimes (so rarely that you can barely remember) a bug appears, it is never on your computer.
Part 2 we'll see how to add a button on the first page to navigate to the second page which will cover navigation and messaging to complete the application and although basic, will give a rather decent start to create and publish your first Rubber Ducky application.
Windows Phone 8 Battery API
The Battery API makes a nice addition to the WP8 SDK. I can see in the near future that some applications will display the battery metrics on a Live Tile or in the application that hides the System Tray.
Windows Phone 8 and Continuous Location Tracking
While digging through the Windows Phone 8 SDK docs, I noticed that the Location services seem to have changed to include an option for tracking the handsets location on a continuous basis. It is marked in the docs as new to WP8 so I thought I would share a sample.
Windows Phone to Windows 8 - Part 2
This is an all inclusive list of links you'll need as a Windows Phone and Windows 8 developer. From apps to the new metro style UI, you will find it all there.
Using Entity Framework to Create Databases on Windows Phone Part 3
Finally, the part three of three: Adam Benoit gives step-by-step instructions on creating a useful data model for a Windows Phone application using the Entity Framework. This part shows us how to add the resulting data classes to a Windows Phone project.
Should We Have a Choice Between Marketplaces on the Same Platform?
Recent outburst by Gabe Newell, owner of Valve – the company behind Steam digital publishing platform for PC and Mac, against Windows 8 and its closed Marketplace model, prompts one to think about the need for a second marketplace.
Windows Phone App Coming Soon
A new app for Windows Phone is on the way and it's only the second of its kind!
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