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Jevgeni Tšaikin11/22/11
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Determining license mode in Windows Phone 7 apps

In this post I will show how to separate trial license functionality from full license functionality in Windows Phone 7 applications. Application submitted to a marketplace could be provided with a trial version, so any user can try it before buying.

Mitch Pronschinske11/22/11
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Windows Phone 7 XNA Game Tutorial Ep 2 - Drawing & Physics Pt. 1

In this second tutorial video about how to create a Windows Phone 7 game, I start the basics of our game MangoLander - the example project we are using to...

John Esposito11/22/11
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Embracing All Media for Your Message with CSS3 Media Queries

Some media, of course, the developer doesn't need to worry about -- you don't need to track (AM)OLED technology, for example, in order to develop for mobile.But at some level media do matter, and for these the developer has often been forced to make some...

Maximiliano Firtman11/21/11
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iWebInspector: Debugging webapps and PhoneGap apps on iOS

Debugging mobile web applications was always a painful process. In this post I’m presenting the free tool iWebInspector I’ve created to enable a full Web Inspector -including JavaScript debugging & profiling- in Safari for iPhone and iPad and in...

Mitch Pronschinske11/21/11
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Background Tasks, Toast, and Tiles App for WP Mango

There's a very simple tutorial for building basic apps using a background agent to update the pinned tile and pop up toast.  The tutorial, by Dina Berry, allows the application will talk to the agent through an isolated storage file that is protected by a...

Mitch Pronschinske11/21/11
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A Windows Phone Mango App... About Mangos

A great example of a multi-faceted application for Windows Phone 7.1 Mango that could be used in a marketing campaign or some similar situation is the new Mangolicious app tutorial from MSDN.The app contains fun facts, recipies, and a silly little...

Jevgeni Tšaikin11/21/11
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Twitter Search application for Windows Phone 7

In this lesson I will create a simple Twitter search application for Windows Phone 7. Basically, tutorial is very similar to my previous my RSS tutorial, but instead of RSS feed, I am going to use one of the Twitter API methods. This application will allow...

Mitch Pronschinske11/21/11
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Windows Phone 7 XNA Game Tutorial Ep 1

In the first of a series of tutorial videos about how to create a Windows Phone 7 game, I introduce MangoLander - the example project we will use to learn...

John Esposito11/21/11
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Video: The Future is Native

A number of prominent front-end developers delivered helpful talks at this year's Fronteers 2011 conference in Amsterdam.In this (provocatively titled) video, Aral Balkan offers a series of radical suggestions on how UI considerations -- or, better, the...

Jevgeni Tšaikin11/20/11
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Injecting ViewModels to Views using a custom ViewModelLocator in Windows Phone

In one of my previous posts (IoC for Windows Phone: Ninject I have shown a simple IoC and DI tutorial using Ninject. In this tutorial will be based on previously developed code and extended that with a custom ViewModelLocator to bind ViewModels directly to...

Mitch Pronschinske11/20/11
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The BEPUphysics Library (for Windows, XBox and WP7)

A good physics engine can help a lot if you're creating a game or some app that involves some natural look and feel to it.  The BEPUphysics is a good bet if you're using a Microsoft game platform (Windows, XBox, Windows Phone).

Daniel Egan11/19/11
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Nokia Developer Program: Tons of New Resources for WPdevs!

In addition to the launch of the Phones from Nokia is the launch of the Nokia Developers Program.  The program includes Tools, Documentation, Code Examples, Videos and a vibrant community to get you on your way.  Head over to the developer site...

Den D.11/19/11
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The haunting of SyndicationFeed

So let’s talk about reading RSS feeds in a .NET application. When someone mentions RSS or Atom, I automatically think of SyndicationFeed as the cornerstone for the solution. Indeed, that’s an acceptable object for most instances. Or is it?