Using Bing Maps in Windows Store Apps (JavaScript)

There are two distinct approaches to developing Windows Store Apps, using either VB/C#/C++ and XAML or JavaScript and HTML. In this post, we look at adding Bing Maps into JavaScript/HTML store apps. It is important to note that while there are a lot of similarities between store apps’ markup and websites, store apps using JavaScript…


Windows 8 getting StringFormat functionality

So in WPF and windows phone you were able to StringFormat your bindings so you can display your binded data in different formats so for example if you have a datetime variable and you want only to display the minutes or the month name using StringFormat you can easily achieve that. But that functionality was…


Interview with Sasha Winston the TwinkleMap Developer

1. Could you please tell us a bit about yourself and your background? My name is Sasha Winston-Onyiah. I have a degree in Electrical Engineering. I love watching movies. When I’m not writing code, that’s the next best thing I like to do. I blog too occasionally   2. How the idea of the TwinkleMap…


Serializing objects to JSON in Windows 8 using C#

So In one of my old posts I was talking about how to deserialize JSON you can head there if you’re interested in that. Today I’m going to talk about how to serialize JSON and how to use HttpClient to post it to a service. Converting object to JSON For the first part you need…


The new Windows Dev Center

If you haven’t visited the Windows Dev Center before, I advice you to do it now as it’s like a one stop shop containing information and best practices about how to design your app, how to build windows 8 applications with different coding languages, how to monetize your app and some success stories. On the…

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The cross platform Shopping List demo with a Windows Azure backend

We’ve been doing a combined demo in our dev camps recently, which is a shopping list application that works cross platform (Windows 8, Windows Phone and Android) with a Windows Azure Mobile Services backend. The source code is posted on GitHub: https://github.com/sabb0ur/ShopingListFinalDemo   We’ll be following this post with detailed explanation of how you can…

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Interview with The Developer Akinwale Ariwodola (Windows 8 Apps)

Interview Questions   Could you please tell us a bit about yourself and your background? I’m a 26 year old from the southwest of Nigeria who’s had a passion for computers since the age of 4.I’ve always enjoyed programming and video games, as well as good books and movies.    How the idea of the…


Introduction to Windows 8 with a simple camera application

This is My first video tutorial, in it I’m giving a small introduction about windows 8 and building a small demo application in C# and XAML that uses the WinRT APIs to connect with the camera. I hope that you like it and I’ll be waiting for your comments. [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2U4_lhnEBQ&feature=youtu.be]

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What does the LayoutAwarePage Class provide?

In this post I’m going to be discussing what’s available in the LayoutAwarePage Class. So First what is that class and how can we get it? The LayoutAwarePage is a class that Microsoft has developed for us in order to help us in handling the applications Navigation, Visual State Switching and Process Lifetime management. You…


Building a shared core between Windows 8 & Windows Phone 8

So a week ago I was a building an application that was planned to be running on both windows 8 and windows phone 8 and since both of them are running on the same logic and both of them was written in C# and XAML it should be very easy. So after 2 days, I…

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