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Juhani Lehtimaki04/03/12
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Pull-to-Refresh, or Not?

Cyril Mottier from the GreenDroid fame wrote an insightful and thought provoking article about pull-to-refresh on Android. I don't agree with all his points, and here's why.

Eric Genesky04/03/12
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Video: Get Started Modeling with Couchbase Mobile

The CouchCocoa lets you model data as native Cocoa objects with predeclared @properties.

Joost Van Schaik04/03/12
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Re-imagining the Behavior to Show the Windows Phone 7 Camera as Background

In this post, Joost van Schaik shows you how to re-implement the behavior from a previous post to show the Windows Phone 7 camera as the background.

Samidip Basu04/02/12
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7 Deadly Sins for Windows Phone Developers: Envy

Sam Basu is back with the second post in his series of articles on the "7 Deadly Sins for Windows Phone Developers". In this post, Sam discusses Envy, and lists a number of ways to make your Windows Phone app a success.

Douglas Rathbone04/02/12
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8 Must-Have Tools for Windows Phone 7 Development

Doug Rathbone has compiled a list of some very useful tools for Windows Phone 7 development (some are even FREE!) The list includes tools for both experienced developers, as well as those just starting out.

Juhani Lehtimaki04/02/12
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Multi-platform Frameworks Destroy Android UX

To write a native app or web app is a very important decision at the start of any mobile project. There's place for both. Native has some benefits that web app doesn't and vice verse.

Andrew Conlisk04/02/12
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What is this ViewModel?

Andrew Conlisk continues his series of posts for designing a new Windows Phone app. In this post, Andrew explains what the MVVM is and why it is a useful tool for many Windows Phone app development projects.

Joost Van Schaik04/01/12
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How to Show a MessageBox from a ViewModel

Since I am a very lazy programmer and I don't always want to register or define services and whatnot for showing a simple message, I created this extremely simple behavior for showing a MessageBox from a ViewModel. The code is written for Windows Phone 7, but should also work in Silverlight.

Karthikeyan Anb...03/31/12
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Creating Screenshots for Windows Phone Marketplace

Submitting your Windows Phone application to Marketplace can be a tricky process, as Microsoft has some strict guidelines for submissions. In this post, Karthikeyan Anbarasan explains one important step: getting an approved Screenshot.

Senthil Kumar03/31/12
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Make Your Windows Phone Vibrate with PhoneGap

The Windows Phone SDK in Silverlight provides the class VibrateController which the developer can use to make the phone vibrate. All that the developer has to do is create an instance of the VibrateController and call the start method with the timespan, which Senthil Kumar explains here.

Andrew Conlisk03/30/12
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Using Solution Explorer in Visual Studio for Windows Phone App Creation

In his previous post, Andrew Conlisk walked you through how to start a new Windows Phone app project in Visual Studio. In this post, Andrew shows you how to utilize the Solution Explorer in Visual Studio.

Samidip Basu03/30/12
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Handling Authenticated Zip Files in Windows Phone

While working on a Windows Phone application recently, Sam Basu ran into two little issues: 1)the content was sitting behind a Basic Auth protection with Windows credentials; and 2) the downloadable piece was a Zipped file with hierarchical content that needed to be unwrapped. In this post, Sam explains how he was able to overcome these roadblocks.

James Sugrue03/29/12
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Is Google's Offer to Oracle Really Too Low?

This trial just rumbles on and on, but it looks like Oracle's argument is running out of steam. In the latest filing, Oracle have responded to Google's attempts at speeding up the conclusion, saying the offer is too low.

Paresh Mayani03/29/12
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Android – How to Implement Google Search Inside Your App

In this example, we will take an Android app and make it accept input from the user and will search the same string input in a Google search. To implement this functionality we use Intent.ACTION_WEB_SEARCH .

René Pickhardt03/29/12
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Using Neo4j To Make Predictions for Fast Sentence Completion (German Only)

These devs processed over 80 GB of Google ngrams data in Neo4j in order to improve sentence completion software - they're currently developing an Android app.