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Andrea Haubner01/25/12
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Navigating and Passing Data Between XAML Pages with Windows Phone

Up to this point I’ve only used a single XAML page for my examples. Most applications though do have more than one page. So, it’s time to take a look at how to navigate through more than one XAML pages in a Silverlight Phone application.

Tim Dams01/25/12
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Creating a Windows Phone App: caching urls problem

After two weeks of programming I can finally state that my first Windows Phone 7 application is 100% functional and ready. Now it only needs to go through the marketplace certification tests and then I’ll be the proud owner of an official WP7 app.The...

Maarten Struys01/25/12
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Every Windows Phone Application Deserves a Tile (Part 3)

My previous post about Live Tiles showed you how to update the back side of the Application Tile inside an application. The big drawback of this approach is that your tile will only be updated as a result of your application being executed. Depending on...

Daniel Egan01/25/12
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What IS 4G?

As I talk to phone owners I find it funny when people talk about 3G 4G etc… I ask them if they know what they mean and most of them say no… but they...

Juhani Lehtimaki01/25/12
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Best Design Tools for Android

Which are the best tools for designing for Android? I have my favorites but I'd really love to hear about tools you use and your experiences with them. Please leave a comment! To kick of the conversation I'll present my favorite design tools. Both of...

Alex Curylo01/25/12
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Ad Hoc + Crash Reporting with iOS

So it’s been quite a while since we last surveyed the state of ad hoc distribution, and even longer since we made any notes about crash reporters — remember when CrashReportSender was a massive novelty? Ah, how the time does fly — but the progress in...

John Blanco01/24/12
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iOS Brownbag: Views vs. Layers

For many iOS developers, layers are a lower-level, complex version of the UIView. In reality, it’s the UIView which is a thin layer on top of CALayer. Unfortuntely, 95% of the iOS books and documentation out there talk almost exclusively about the...

Maarten Struys01/24/12
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Every Windows Phone application deserves a Live Tile (part 2)

My previous post about Live Tiles showed you how to use both sides of the Application Tile in Windows Phone Mango and how to initialize it in the WMAppManifest.xml file. You also learned how to add local language support. Now we will focus on how to update...

Juhani Lehtimaki01/24/12
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Hands on Open Source Android UI Libraries

In a previous post I listed some free UI libraries. In this one I'll take a look at example applications.

Daniel Mohl01/23/12
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Making F# Windows Phone Development a Little Easier

About a month ago, I announced that most of the existing F# project templates on Visual Studio Gallery had been updated to include support for Visual Studio 11.

John Blanco01/23/12
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Getting Started with Mogenerator

If you’re an iOS developer using Core Data in your app, whether a n00b or expert, you should be using Mogenerator. I mean, really, you *should* be using it. If you don’t, well don’t worry, I’m not only going to tell you why you need it, I’m...

Maarten Struys01/23/12
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Every Windows Phone Application Deserves a Live Tile (part 1)

Live Tiles have been one of the nice differentiators of Windows Phone. In Mango, Live Tiles even got better, as a matter of fact, way better for end users and for 3rd party application developers. Today, applications can benefit from multiple secondary...

Andrea Haubner01/23/12
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Windows Phone Styles and Resources

For this blog entry I am just getting right to the point. I created a new project with just a button and immediately ran it. So I can change the theme in my emulator. I am setting the background to light, and the accent color to brown. I want to find out...

Dan Dyer01/23/12
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Accessing Local Name-Based Virtual Hosts From the Android Emulator

To test mobile versions of websites, it is useful to be able to connect to a web server on your local machine from a web browser on an Android emulator without having to expose the web server to the Internet.  You can’t use the normal loop-back IP...

Tim Murphy01/23/12
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Windows Phone Silverlight: Poor Man's Double-Tap

I have seen a lot of articles about gestures but they require third party libraries or complex coding approaches.  What I am going to present here isn’t strictly elegant or necessarily the best approach, but this is the way we would catch this type of...