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Jerry Nixon01/14/12
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Windows Phone Mango Sample: 5 Must-Have Animations Pt. 3

This article is part 2 in a three part series. Part 1: Animation guidelinesPart 2: Animation 1 – 4Part 3: Animation 5: Delete Item Animation 5: Delete Item This is the last of my favorite animations. Delete Item is dramatic, but communicative and fast. It...

Tim Murphy01/14/12
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An Alternative to Wire Framing WP7 Apps With Sketchflow

Learn about an awesome free tool for visual studio called Cacoo that lets you wireframe Windows Phone apps as well as mobile apps for other platforms.

John Esposito01/13/12
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How To Deploy to OpenShift from Your Tablet via DropBox

Very few physical devices are cooler than a tablet, and very few concepts are neater than the cloud.Besides the form factor coolness factor, tablets can be convenient and practical -- especially when you don't need to input a ton of data.For the developer,...

Matt Raible01/13/12
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PhoneGap is Awesome for Hybrid App Development

A few months ago, I attended Brian LeRoux's talk on PhoneGap for Hybrid App Development at Devoxx. You might remember that I tried PhoneGap the previous week and really enjoyed my experience. Below are my notes from Brian's talk. PhoneGap is a project for...

Jerry Nixon01/13/12
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Windows Phone Mango Sample: 5 Must-Have Animations Pt. 2

This is the second part in Jerry Nixon's series on how to create the most popular animations for your Windows Phone apps.  Animations include a peel-away animation for the tiles and some neat selection and loading animnations.This article is part 2 in a...

Juhani Lehtimaki01/13/12
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Official Android UI Design Guidelines Announced

Google has just announced Android Design guidelines. This is a huge step forwards for the platform! I urge everyone to head to the site at: developer.android.com/design I think this is going effect to my site too. There's no longer need to explain the...

John Esposito01/12/12
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WebGL on Mobile: Scirra's Experiment

Mobile productivity apps are huge; but mobile non-productivity apps are huger, if it means anything that three different Angry Birds games enjoyed spots in the top 10 most downloaded mobile apps of 2011, including spot #1. (Facebook, Twitter, and two other...

Jerry Nixon01/12/12
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Windows Phone Mango Sample: 5 Must-Have Animations Pt. 1

This article is part 1 in a three part series.Part 1: Animation guidelinesPart 2: Animation 1 – 4Part 3: Animation 5: Delete Item  Metro Principles There are four Principles of Design for Windows Phone applications. 

Simon Jackson01/12/12
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Multi-Targeting with Windows Phone 7 Mango tools

As it was mentioned at Mix and a few other places, with the release of the New Windows Phone developer tools for Mango you can target both the original release of Windows Phone 7 (7.0) and the New Mango Release (7.1) from within your solution.

Mark Needham01/12/12
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Learning Android: Sharing with Twitter/the 'share via' dialog

One thing I wanted to do in the little application I’m working on was send data to other apps on my phone using the ‘share via’ dialog which I’ve seen used on the Twitter app. In this case I wanted to send a link and its title to twitter and came...

Tim Murphy01/11/12
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Using JSON.NET To Load Twitter Search Results In WP7

The main way that Twitter provides feeds is through JSON.  Unfortunately the version of the .NET Framework that is on the phone does not include the System.Runtime.Serialization.Json namespace.  Rather than trying to brute force the JSON feed I have been...

Chris Smith01/10/12
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Squeezing Python into an Android with a Single APK

While the use of Python on Android has been made possible for some time now through SL4A, the Python for Android project has set out to make things even easier.  SL4A allows you to edit scripts and execute interactive interpreters directly on an Android...

Chris Smith01/10/12
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WP7 Shines Bright On Nokia Lumia 900

Most of us remember our first cell phone, and for many, there is a good chance it was a Nokia.  After ruling the cellphone industry for much of the last decade, Nokia quickly lost their foothold as Smartphones emerged as the popular choice among the wireless...

Jerry Nixon01/10/12
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Windows Phone Mango Sample: Database Part 2:2

Storing Windows Phone application data is a pretty normal requirement. If you want it to persist across sessions, or even phone reboots, you really have three options: Save to the Cloud Save to Isolated Storage Save to Local Database Each is correct for...

Andrea Haubner01/09/12
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Input Controls in Silverlight

So far I didn’t spent much time on Input Controls. When I needed an example, I just quickly created a project that probably would contain a textbox control, a textblock control and/or a button control. But as I have seen on other applications, there are...