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Jerry Nixon01/21/12
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Windows Phone Mango Sample: 3 Solutions to Formatting Problems

One of the most powerful aspects of XAML is it’s rich and dynamic support for data binding.  

Mikael Koskinen01/21/12
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Windows Phone DataTemplateSelectors with the help of Caliburn.Micro

In this Windows Phone 7 tutorial you will learn how to take advantage of Caliburn.Micro when displaying a list of non-identical objects to the user.

Jerry Nixon01/20/12
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Creating a Windows Phone Application in Visual Studio OR Expression Blend

A Windows Phone application is made up of a frame and pages. The Pages are made up of XAML that define the UI and the Application Bar. The Application Bar is made up of Application Bar Icon Buttons and Menu Items.

Chris Smith01/20/12
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WP7 Community Update - January 2012

Windows Phone Apps NumbersThe Windows Phone Developer Blog recently posted some interesting numbers about Windows Phone apps from 2011.

Chris Smith01/20/12
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Introduction to Model View View Model (MVVM)

Model View View Model or MVVM is a User Interface (UI) design pattern targeted at UI development platforms such as Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)...

Mikael Koskinen01/20/12
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Marketwatcher Source Code: Fetching Windows Phone App Reviews

I’ve just committed the first working version of Marketwatcher, a library for Windows Phone 7 which can be used to fetch application reviews from the Windows Phone Marketplace. It is available from the GitHub and it’s licensed with MIT, so you can use...

Jörg Winterstein01/20/12
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Looking Back – My Recent Nine Months as an Indie Developer

Some of you might remember how I started my indie-career earlier this year. With the new year ahead I guess its time for a little retrospect / post mortem / whatever. At the end of this post I will inform you about the money I made so far. I will try to do...

Mark Needham01/20/12
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Learning Android: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space with android-maven-plugin

I’ve been trying to adapt my Android application to fit into the structure of the RobolectricSample so that I can add some tests around my code but I was running into a problem when trying to deploy the application. To deploy the application you need to run...

Glen Gordon01/19/12
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PhoneGap on WP7 Tip #5: Live Tiles and Deep Thinking

Here's a link to part 1 of this series. Windows Phone has a unique and very handy way of providing multiple entry points into your application. This is done through the use of one or more Live Tiles. The start screen on Windows Phone is comprised of tiles...

Eric Genesky01/19/12
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PhoneGap on Windows Phone Adds Support For Facebook, Twitter, Bing Maps, and More

Developers looking to tackle Windows Phone 7.5 with PhoneGap, an open source mobile framework that uses HTML5, CSS and Javascript, can now include some useful plugins in their development. The PhoneGap beta announcement was made by Microsoft and Nitobi in...

John Esposito01/19/12
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Parallaxed 3D in CSS3

We know that HTML5 Canvas with smart JavaScript can do lots that Flash with ActionScript can do. This is exciting, because it replaces a proprietary technology with JavaScript: it represents another step in the direction of browser-as-platform.But this means...

James Sugrue01/19/12
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Appcelerator Expand Into Europe: Does This Prove the Freemium Model Works?

Since I started out on mobile app development, I've been a big fan of Appcelerator. Just today they've announced an expansion into Europe, as well as adding to their management team. Appcelerator have shown themselves to be one of the shining examples of how...

David Kelley01/19/12
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HTMLApplicationHost Framework: An Open Source Cross-Mobile Dev Tool

One of my projects has been building an HTML Application framework for Windows Phone 7. Basically so I can build HTML5 based applications using HTML, JavaScript and CSS for mobile devices in particular Windows Phone but then being able to use that...

Mark Needham01/19/12
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Learning Android: Freezing the UI with a BroadcastReceiver

As I mentioned in a previous post I recently wrote some code in my Android app to inform a BroadcastReceiver whenever a service processed a tweet with a link in it but in implementing this I managed to freeze the UI every time that happened.

Juhani Lehtimaki01/19/12
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Android Back Button, Take Two

It thought I'd write a follow up to my previous post about Android back button to clarify my stand on it and explain my point of view a little better. Also, I want to thank anyone who contributed thoughts to the discussion in the previous post. I find it...