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Paresh Mayani05/09/12
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Android Tip – How to define Getter/Setter methods

The following is a tip that outlines an easier way for Getter/Setter methods.

Andrea Haubner05/09/12
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Creating Alarm Application for Windows Phone

I don’t have a kitchen timer, but who cares? I have a Windows Phone, right? So I just created a little Alarm application to compensate for missing kitchen equipment.

Andrea Haubner05/09/12
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The VibrateController Class for Windows Phone

I don’t have a kitchen timer, but who cares? I have a Windows Phone, right? So I just created a little Alarm application to compensate for missing kitchen equipment.

Raymond Camden05/09/12
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Example of Intents with PhoneGap

I did some research and discovered that (as far as I could tell), the Wikipedia app was making use of an Android feature called Intents. Good thing there's already a plugin for it!

Sony Arouje05/08/12
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An Exploration of the Silverlight Toolbar Control

This tutorial describes the XAML and code behind the Toolbar panel and Toolbar item for Silverlight, as well as offering a useful test page.

Kunal Chowdhury05/08/12
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Tip: Show/Hide System Tray in Windows Phone 7

In this post, we will learn more about Windows Phone 7 System Tray. It is easy to write code to show or hide the tray. We will use a small demo to demonstrate it.

Kunal Chowdhury05/08/12
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Detecting System Information of Windows Phone

Under the System namespace, we have a class called “Environment” which has different properties to return information about the Windows Phone 7 device. The exposed APIs are as mentioned below.

Juri Strumpflohner05/08/12
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Apps or Web for Mobile Development?

This is a hotly discussed topic recently. The web is now a fully-capable platform and it's getting better and better as the HTML5 standard advances.

Karthikeyan Anb...05/07/12
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Working with Consuming an ODATA Service in Windows Phone

In this article we are going to see how to consume a ODATA service in Windows Phone 7 application. ODATA is Open Data Protocol is an entity model used to access data as a REST service, which can be used to execute queries and to create, update and delete data on to the remote data service.

Simon Jackson05/07/12
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The Battle of the Game Engines – Unity vs SunBurn

Unity and SunBurn are two of the top game engines, and are revered by indie developers from all corners of the development world. The following article details my observations of both engines and lays bare for all to see the outline plans and feature lists for each.

Tony Siciliani05/07/12
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Android Special Effects: Alpha Animation

An Alpha Animation is animation that controls the alpha level of an object, i.e. fading it  in and out. In Android, you can apply that fading effect to almost  anything, from simple text, to images, buttons, check boxes, etc... Android has a few classes that can help you add that special effect to your programs quite easily.

Karthikeyan Anb...05/06/12
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How-to: Play with MarketPlace Detail Task in Windows Phone

In this short tutorial we are going to see how to use the Market place detail task, with this task we can get the complete detail of a specified application.

Mikael Koskinen05/05/12
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WinRT: MVVM Navigation and a MVVM Example App

Great frameworks like Caliburn.Micro don't quite exist yet so one way to navigate while using MVVM pattern is to wrap the Frame-object.

Mikael Koskinen05/05/12
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Why Going Back to Previous Page in a Metro App Creates a new Instance of the Page

Continuing our exploration of doing navigation in a WinRT XAML Metro-app, there’s one more crucial difference when the page navigation in WinRT is compared to the Windows Phone 7’s page navigation: The navigation cache.

Andrew Trice05/05/12
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Multi-Device Best Practices

Everyone wants to write once and run everywhere, but keeping up with both standards and proprietary methods gets harder and harder as mobile and web technologies grow ever faster. Catch up with this great presentation by Andrew Trice, first delivered at the 360|Flex event last month.