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Adding a map image to a secondary live tile.

Does your app use live tiles to pin a tile that relates to a location that has a known Latitude and Longitude? If so did you know that it is easy to have a map of that location appear on

Posted in C#, Live Tiles, Windows Phone, WP7

An end to the good times before they even start? …

On may the 18th I published an article that actually managed the biggest view numbers that I have had on any blog post that I have previously written: More good times for app developers? I think this is mainly down

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Posted in ARM, C#, Phone, Silverlight, Windows 8, WP7

Cardiff–WPUG #2

On June 1st we had the second user group meeting in Cardiff. It was quite an impressive turnout and I would like to say thanks to all those who came along. We do have a nice group of people building

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Posted in Cardiff WPUG, WP7

Tile Maker

One of my applications on the marketplace is the countdown tile application. This is a simple application that when pinned to the home screen lets you see a countdown of the number of days until a certain date. This application

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Posted in Live Tiles, Tile Maker, VS2010, WP7

The WP7 Marketplace and the Enterprise

Being a windows phone developer I must say that the Mango platform update has me very excited (except a 30min and 15 second agent restriction leaves me underwhelmed – but that’s another story). One aspect of Mango that Microsoft have

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Posted in Phone, WP7

From demo to featured application

Part of the agenda for each WPUG meeting is to give time for people to demonstrate their application to the rest of the attendees. These applications can be a finished product or something that has just been started by the

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Posted in Cardiff WPUG, Phone, WP7

Cardiff – WPUG March 2011

Ok so meeting Number 1 down and definite call for more! From the feedback that I have received people did find it very useful and they are also expecting more. Some pointers to follow on from my talk: The developer

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Posted in Cardiff WPUG, WP7

WP7 Text Boxes – OnEnter (my 1st Behaviour).

One problem I have encountered on various WP7 apps (including my own applications) is moving between text boxes on a page. The problem can present itself when the SIP is being displayed in front of the next control that requires

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Posted in Phone, Silverlight, WP7

I made this …

Pathfinder has finally hit the app marketplace for the UK.  We will be posting a video of some of the features very soon. I am quite proud to say that this app went from being a simple ‘featured’ application to

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Posted in Phone, WP7

Launch day shopping…

Just had a mooch around Cardiff to see what’s out there in WP7 land and here is what I found: Orange Posters in the windows and the shops have had stock yay! One shop was given one -  which they

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Posted in Phone, WP7
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