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Tim Murphy01/11/12
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Using JSON.NET To Load Twitter Search Results In WP7

The main way that Twitter provides feeds is through JSON.  Unfortunately the version of the .NET Framework that is on the phone does not include the System.Runtime.Serialization.Json namespace.  Rather than trying to brute force the JSON feed I have been...

Chris Smith01/10/12
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Squeezing Python into an Android with a Single APK

While the use of Python on Android has been made possible for some time now through SL4A, the Python for Android project has set out to make things even easier.  SL4A allows you to edit scripts and execute interactive interpreters directly on an Android...

Chris Smith01/10/12
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WP7 Shines Bright On Nokia Lumia 900

Most of us remember our first cell phone, and for many, there is a good chance it was a Nokia.  After ruling the cellphone industry for much of the last decade, Nokia quickly lost their foothold as Smartphones emerged as the popular choice among the wireless...

Jerry Nixon01/10/12
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Windows Phone Mango Sample: Database Part 2:2

Storing Windows Phone application data is a pretty normal requirement. If you want it to persist across sessions, or even phone reboots, you really have three options: Save to the Cloud Save to Isolated Storage Save to Local Database Each is correct for...

Andrea Haubner01/09/12
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Input Controls in Silverlight

So far I didn’t spent much time on Input Controls. When I needed an example, I just quickly created a project that probably would contain a textbox control, a textblock control and/or a button control. But as I have seen on other applications, there are...

Jerry Nixon01/09/12
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Windows Phone Mango Sample: Database Part 1:2

Storing Windows Phone application data is a pretty normal requirement. If you want it to persist across sessions, or even phone reboots, you really have three options: Save to the Cloud Save to Isolated Storage Save to Local Database Each is correct for...

Matt Hidinger01/09/12
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Real World Windows Phone Dev Part 6: Page Navigation and passing Complex State

This series is going to walk through building a polished, functioning Windows Phone app from start to finish. The app is called Realworld Stocks and the full source code will be available on CodePlex as the series progresses. I’ll be using Mercurial to...

Jerry Nixon01/08/12
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Mango Sample: XML Data

Building Windows Phone applications, you have options for data. Sometimes you might want to use XML files. Warning: using XML files is like serialized Isolated Storage data – you need to load the entire document into memory to filter it. But, what if...

Jevgeni Tšaikin01/07/12
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Windows Phone 7 Serialization: Comparison

In this post I am going to compare several ways of serialization in Windows Phone 7 applications. I will show how much time was needed to serialize and deserialize an object and what size did the output stream had.

Jerry Nixon01/07/12
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Mango Sample: Resources Part 4: Styles

This is part 4 in the Resource series. Part 1: ThemesPart 2: ColorsPart 3: SizesPart 4: Styles

Mark Needham01/07/12
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Learning Android: Deploying application to phone from Mac OS X

I’ve been playing around a little bit today with writing an Android application and while for the majority of the time I’ve been deploying to an emulator I wanted to see what it’d look like on my phone.

Jerry Nixon01/06/12
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Windows Phone Mango Resources Part 3: Sizes

This is part 3 in the Resource series. Part 1: ThemesPart 2: ColorsPart 3: SizesPart 4: Styles

Glen Gordon01/06/12
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PhoneGap on WP7 Tip #4: The Application Bar

Here's a link to part 1 of this series. “So two applications walk into a bar…” One of the user interface constructs that’s unique to Windows Phone is the Application Bar. The App Bar (as we affectionately call it) gives users a standard place to...

Den D.01/06/12
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Windows Phone Native Series - ExitApplication, PlaySystemSound, GetSystemInformation

As a continuation of the Windows Phone Native series, I decided to add some very basic methods to the native wrapper I am working with. It acts as an extension to the stock SDK and is able to invoke capabilities that are not (yet) exposed through managed...

Munish Gupta01/05/12
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Enterprise Mobile Web Strategy

With the proliferation of devices in various screen sizes and running different OS, having a coherent mobile web strategy has become somewhat of a nightmare for the enterprise. Gone are the days, when the enterprise would just optimize the existing web site...