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Axel Rauschmayer03/28/12
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Arguments in Favor of the “iPad mini”

A smaller version of the iPad has been rumored for quite some time. Recently, rumors have become more concrete and in this post, Axel Rauschmeyer breaks down some of the rumored specs and pricing for the fabled iPad mini.

Pieter De Rycke03/28/12
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A Windows Phone Developer's Take on PhoneGap

Pieter De Rycke has been developing Windows Phone applications for some time now, and recently decided to give PhoneGap a try because of its ability to create apps that can run on multiple platforms. In this post, Pieter discusses some of the issues he ran into, and breaks down some of the pros and cons of PhoneGap.

Samidip Basu03/28/12
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7 Deadly Sins for Windows Phone Developers: Pride

Sam Basu has put together a fantastic series on the "7 Deadly Sins of Windows Phone Developers" in which he relates each of the 7 Deadly Sins to some no-no's for Windows Phone developers. In this post, Sam introduces his series and covers the first sin: Pride.

Andrew Trice03/27/12
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Who Uses PhoneGap/Apache Cordova?

I see questions and comments all the time with the general sentiment “it looks nice, but who really uses PhoneGap/Apache Cordova?”. There is no way to have a finite list of everyone who uses it, but the general answer is “more people than you think”. Here are a few names that you might recognize who are using either PhoneGap or Apache Cordova in their cross-platform mobile solutions and/or tools. (PhoneGap is a distribution of Apache Cordova)

Paresh Mayani03/27/12
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A Simple Calculator App for Windows Phone in 10-15 Minutes

Paresh Mayani has been developing Android apps for some time now, and he recently decided he wanted to learn another mobile app platform. He chose Windows Phone because of the flexibility it provides, and in 10-15 minutes, was able to create this simple calculator.

Simon Jackson03/27/12
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New Windows Phone Game Development Resources On the Way

Simon Jackson is working on some great new content for DZone, and in this post, he provides a sneak peek at some of the topics he plans to cover, including XNA and 3D Game Development for Windows Phone, a comparison of game development frameworks and Augmented Reality solutions, and optimizing games for Windows Phone.

Tony Siciliani03/27/12
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Android SMS popup – Part Two : Passing Information

Part Two of the Android SMS popup application illustrating the use of some of Android fundamental concepts: Broadcast receivers, Intents, Activities, and Content providers.

Senthil Kumar03/27/12
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Displaying the MessageBox in PhoneGap for Windows Phone

Senthil Kumar continues his tutorial series on PhoneGap for Windows Phone in this post where he explains how to display and customize the Message Box to the end user in your Windows Phone app.

Chris Smith03/27/12
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Windows Phone 7.5 Design Patterns and Application Quality

Josue Yeray Julian Ferreiro had the opportunity to give a brief presentation on Advanced Windows Phone Application Development at CODEMOTION in Spain this past weekend. Here are the slides and code from his presentation.

Chris Smith03/26/12
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Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1 Release Offers New Bag of Tricks

Microsoft released the update to the Windows Phone SDK today (now version 7.1.1), which aims to help developers with new tools and option for developing and testing applications for the 256MB devices, announced last month. The update includes new emulators for both 256MB and 512MB devices, along with IntelliSense support.

Michael Collier03/26/12
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Your Apportunity: Windows Phone + Windows Azure

According to Collier, having a windows phone allows you to leverage Azure to help build a Windows Phone app - he provides a couple useful resources for doing this.

Andrew Conlisk03/26/12
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Starting a New Project for Windows Phone

Andrew Conlisk has created this great tutorial for getting started on a Windows Phone app project using Visual Studio 2010 Pro, although Visual Studio or Windows Phone Express are also great for building Windows Phone 7 apps.

Karthikeyan Anb...03/26/12
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Customize Windows Phone Emulator Skins from Default to Nokia Lumia 800

In this tutorial, Karthikeyan Anbarasan explains how to customize and change the default Windows Phone 7 Emulator skin to the Nokia Lumia 800 skin, which is available through Telerik.

Jerry Nixon03/26/12
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Windows 8: Good News for XAML Developers

Jerry Nixon has some good news for XAML users. While there is continued support for C++, C# and Visual Basic in Windows 8, HTML5 developers will gain support to write first-class, native applications. Jerry explains that with over 500 Million Windows 7 installations, and more than 1.2 Billion Windows devices, the opportunity for Windows 8 is huge.

Tony Siciliani03/25/12
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Android Custom SMS popup - Part One : The BroadcastReceiver

Here's a concrete and mildly useful Android application illustrating the use of some of Android fundamental concepts: Broadcast receivers, Intents, Services, Activities, and Content providers.