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Andrew Trice03/05/12
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Tricks for Debugging PhoneGap Applications in Desktop Browsers

Let's face it: most development takes place on a desktop/notebook computer, not on a mobile device. Andrew Trice, PhoneGap enthusiast, has noticed a few specific roadblocks raised by the browser security model that complicate debugging mobile apps -- even though desktop browsers, like any browser, can handle HTML5 just fine. Here he shares some of his tricks for bypassing these roadblocks.

Mikael Koskinen03/05/12
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Windows Phone 7 Sockets: How to Receive a Message

Mikael Koskinen has created a great tutorial for Windows Phone developers using WP7 Sockets. In this post, Mikael explains how to start receiving and listening to the messages the server is sending...

Karthikeyan Anb...03/05/12
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Working with Isolated Storage’s in Windows Phone 7

In Windows Phone 7, Isolated Storage is space provided to store the data locally which is isolated from the other applications. In this article, Karthikeyan Anbarasan are going to see what is Isolated Storage in Windows Phone 7 Development.

Andrew Trice03/05/12
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Tricks for Debugging PhoneGap Applications in Desktop Browsers

Andrew Trice often encourages people to develop as much as possible in desktop browsers when they are building PhoneGap applications. In this post, Andrew explains a few tricks for asynchronusly requesting files when the application is loaded from the local file system without receiving an error message....

Andrea Haubner03/04/12
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Localized or Locale? Building and Testing a Localized Application for Windows Phone

Andrea Haubner explains how she localized her "My Diary" Windows Phone Application for German users...

Chris Smith03/03/12
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Developer Efficiency - XCode vs. Eclipse vs. Visual Studio

The video shows a "Hello World" app being created simultaneously for iPhone, Windows Phone, and Android. But the point here is not about phone platforms, that's just a way to create an equal playing field...

Maarten Struys03/03/12
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EvenTiles Until Now - A Windows Phone Development Series

Maarten Struys provides a Table of Contents for his "EvenTiles from Start to Finish" Series, including a short description of topics covered in each episode.

Andrew Trice03/02/12
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Extending PhoneGap with Native Plugins

PhoneGap lets you build apps in HTML5 for all mobile platforms. It doesn't actually recreate every single native API, but it can be extended pretty easily to map any native API to JavaScript. Andrew Trice explained how in a recent presentation at the Baltimore JavaScript Users Group, and wrote up the content in this article.

Chris Smith03/02/12
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Python for iOS

In case you didn't know, there's a Python app for iOS available through iTunes for both the iPhone and iPad. The app provides a Python 2.7.2 environment for the iOS and has received glowing reviews...

Juhani Lehtimaki03/02/12
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Android 4.0 Stencils Made Available by Google

Great news for Android developers and designers alike! Google has made available Ice Cream Sandwich Holo theme stencils for Omni Graffle, Fireworks and Photoshop.

Social Ebola03/02/12
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Don’t Use PhoneApplicationService.State[] in Mango!

People who tell you, unequivocally, to not use a certain service in a platform are usually wrong. What they really mean to say is “don’t use service X under this and that circumstances”. However, like in politics, a simple bold statement gets more attention that a true one...

Mikael Koskinen03/02/12
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Windows Phone 7 Sockets: How to Open a Connection

Mikael Koskinen has created a great tutorial for Windows Phone developers using WP7 Sockets. In this post, Mikael explains (in great depth) how to open a connection using Windows Phone sockets...

Andrea Haubner03/01/12
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Image Background, Orientation Changes and Control Visibility

Andrea Haubner explains how to set an image background, make sure that the proportions are right in both portrait and landscape mode, and ensure that the text stays readable with an image background while allowing users to edit values in her Windows Phone app...

Simone Chiaretta03/01/12
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Nokia Lumia 800 Bundle Unboxing

Simone Chiaretta recently purchased the Nokia Lumia 800 Bundle while in Bellvue for the Microsoft MVP Summit. He was kind enough to provide photos and details about his experience...

Juhani Lehtimaki03/01/12
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How to Ask Users to Rate Your App?

The way app stores arrange apps in their top listing is not well known outside the staff. It is a good thing too. Knowing the exact algorithms would allow dishonest manipulation of the system. Regardless, we all want our own apps to be up high in the listing for them to reach as many users as possible. We cannot affect the algorithm and we should not try to game the system. The best thing we can do is to try to get our user to rate our apps.