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Alex Curylo03/07/12
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Review Management Done Right

So you’ve tried one or more of those “RATE ME PLZ” popup annoyances and found it doesn’t work all that well? Yep! You put a “SUPPORT” link somewhere to try and head off the blatantly misunderstanding 1-star reviews and found it doesn’t work all that well? Yep! Well check out this great series on review management done right...

Jerry Nixon03/07/12
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Game Developers Conference

Jerry Nixon is attending the Game Developer Conference this week and here Jerry gives a little background on what GDC is all about, and talks about the Microsoft Developer Day...

Mikael Koskinen03/07/12
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Windows Phone 7 Sockets: How to Send a Message

Mikael Koskinen continues his tutorial for Windows Phone developers using WP7 Sockets. In this post, Mikael explains how to identify yourself and start sending messages to the server...

Mikael Koskinen03/06/12
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WinRT XAML Navigating from Page to Page: How it differs from Windows Phone 7

After getting the Visual Studio 2011 to work with Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Mikael Koskinen has been trying to get his head around the WinRT / Metro-details. For now, he has decided to stay with the XAML-side of things, because that’s the most familiar to him. In this post, Mikael discusses the differences in page navigation between Windows Phone 7 and WinRT...

Chris Smith03/06/12
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Syncfusion Metro Studio Demo - Over 600 Customizable Metro-Style Icons

Syncfusion Metro Studio is a collection of over 600 metro style icon templates that can be easily customized to create thousands of unique metro icons using an intuitive customization tool. Metro Studio is the only icon collection that you will ever need for building metro style applications.

Jerry Nixon03/06/12
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Windows Phone: A Settings Page in 5 Minutes

One of the things that distinguishes great Windows Phone applications is the ability to configure to the preferences of the user. The best way to provide this custom experience is through a settings page. In this article, Jerry Nixon explains how to create a reusable setting framework you can use in all your Windows Phone applications.

Chris Smith03/05/12
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Nokia Digital Marketing Toolkit for Windows Phone Developers

Nokia is getting ready to release a new toolkit for Windows Phone devs that allows them to create instant Nokia-esque videos featuring their apps. We take a tour.

Robert Diana03/05/12
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Mobile Development Job Trends - February 2012

Given that mobile development is the hottest thing right now, the trends are important, and at some points difficult to read. In this post, Rob Diana takes a look at the basic job trends by platform (iPhone, Android, WP7, etc.), the short-term trends, and the relative scaling trends...

Daniel Egan03/05/12
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Making WPConnect Easier to Use

If you are building a Windows Phone application and you are using your phone to debug AND you are using the Photo Chooser or or the Camera Launcher task you may have found out that it will not let you access the camera or pictures while you are connected to Zune. Daniel Egan provides an easy workaround for this issue...

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...