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Maarten Struys02/16/12
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EvenTiles from Start to Finish - Part 12

Maarten Struys continues his series on developing a Windows Phone application from start to finish. In this episode, he delves deeper into the scheduling and expiration of the PeriodicTask discussed last episode.

Chris Smith02/16/12
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Apple's Mountain Lion Aims to Bring Mac OS X and iOS Together

Apple announced the next generation of Mac OS X, and Mountain Lion is aimed at removing the barriers of interaction between Mac OS X and iOS. Mountain Lion will provide developers access to hundreds of new APIs, and is currently available as a developer preview to registered Mac developers.

Chris Smith02/16/12
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Windows Phone Fast Application Switching: Returning from Doormant State or Tombstoned?

Jesse Liberty discusses anew feature of Mango: Fast Application Switching. Jesse has a "Mini-Tutorial" available on his blog, and the source code for this project is also available.

Chris Smith02/16/12
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Windows Phone 7 XNA Game Tutorial Ep 4

In this fourth tutorial video about how to create a Windows Phone 7 game, we teach you the basics of using sensor input. MangoLander is the project we are...

Daniel Egan02/15/12
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Getting Started with Phone Gap for Windows Phone

Daniel Egan's first part in a new series on Phone Gap provides you with the things you need to do to get started using Phone Gap for Windows Phone.

John Esposito02/15/12
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Rocket Your Real-Time Mobile Apps with Square's New WebSocket Library for Objective-C

If you're interested in real-time communication using the WebSocket API, and want to take full advantage of your (increasingly large set of) mobile users, check out SocketRocket, the new WebSocket library for Objective-C.

Brian Gracely02/15/12
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Thoughts on the "Apps Economy", "Open Data" and the Value of APIs

This post discusses the author's recent Cloudcast interview with Sam Ramji and Christian Reilly, who discussed bot the business and technology value of APIs. He includes a list of nine key points he took away from the discussion.

Maarten Struys02/15/12
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EvenTiles from Start to Finish - Part 11

Maarten Struys continues his series on developing a Windows Phone app from start to finish. In this episode of EvenTiles you will learn how to debug the PeriodicTask.

Jerry Nixon02/15/12
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Windows Phone: A Microphone-enabled Phone App in 5 Minutes!

Jerry Nixon walks you through the process of creating a Windows Phone App that uses the microphone as the primary sensor.

John Esposito02/15/12
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Ask DZ: What Features Would an Ideal IDE Have?

You may love your IDE, but even the best IDE can get better. Or you may be chugging along with a free, open-source, but less-than-perfect IDE, plugging the functionality gaps with plugins that may or may not integrate perfectly. So, DZonistas: what features would an ideal IDE have?

Mikael Koskinen02/14/12
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GrazeWP7: Static Site Generation Using Razor

Mikael Koskinen gives a great break down of using GrazeWP7 to create a static sites for Windows Phone 7 applications.

Chris Smith02/14/12
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Windows Phone 7 XNA Game Tutorial Ep 3

In this third tutorial video about how to create a Windows Phone 7 game, we build on the basics of the last MangoLander episode, focusing on code refactoring...

Mark Mooibroek02/14/12
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Hiding the Soft-Keyboard on Android

Mark Mooibroek provides a quick tutorial for hiding the soft-touch keyboard on button press, as well as hiding the keyboard from AndroidManifest.xml.

Daniel Egan02/14/12
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Windows Phone REST...The Easy Way

Daniel Egan has seen too many developers with great ideas for applications that pull cool data for great services but get tied up in the implementation of "Getting it Done", so he provides a quick and easy way to get REST data from a service.

Jerry Nixon02/14/12
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Windows Phone: Use Location Services AND get Certified!

Jerry Nixon uses his Microsoft expertise to explain how to avoid rejection from the Windows Phone Marketplace while still using location data in your app.