Yearly Archives: 2011

Moving on…

Friday 28th October will be my last day working for Sequence a talented full service Digital Agency in Cardiff. I started in Sequence back in January 2007 where I had my sites firmly set on being a development team manager.

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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

I passed!

There was I thinking that my exam didn’t go well but this morning I got notification that I had passed the exam! This is the 1st time that I have been an MCP in any way. I am well chuffed!

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Posted in Phone

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

More good times for app developers?

UPDATE: 6th June 2011 Hi, I just added a new post that expresses my disappointment in the messages that have come from the Windows 8 launch: https://mikehole.com/2011/06/06/an-end-to-the-good-times-before-they-even-start/ Just a short post to get something that has just started swishing about

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Posted in ARM, C#, Silverlight, Tablets, Windows 8

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