Phone for the holidays!

Guest Post by Atley Hunter, Windows Phone MVP.  This post is also found on Atley’s personal blog.  This offer is from Atley himself (as opposed to Microsoft) because of the passion he has for the Windows Phone platform! Do you want to win a free Windows Phone or XBox?  How would you like someone to…

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Are you ready to #StartSomething? Canadian Windows Phone devs, start your engines and score killer rewards!

The Mango App Challenge has come and gone.  The contest elicited a huge response and many happy, Canadian developers now have the sweet goodness of Mango on the Windows Phones they won as a result of publishing 2 apps to the Windows Phone Marketplace.  Now we up the ante.  Get ready to #StartSomething by joining…

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Enabling Fast App Resume in Legacy Windows Phone 7 apps by upgrading to 7.5

One of the more complicated concepts in phone development, regardless of the platform you are targeting, is multi-tasking.  The nature of a mobile device is to be resource-limited.  It’s not a PC where you have a significant amount of CPU, memory, storage and other assets to tap into in your apps and games.  The result…

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Getting Paid on the Marketplace Just Got A Lot Easier!

Ok, I’ll admit it.  As a Canadian app publisher, getting paid on the Windows Phone Marketplace hasn’t exactly been an easy or straightforward process.  Apps that generated revenue via Microsoft’s Ad Centre product were initially restricted to US publishers only, but that restriction was lifted a little while ago.  Those of you who are offering…

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Great book references for Windows Phone Development

There are a great number of books on Windows Phone development out there and one of the common questions I get is which ones are good references to have on your shelf (or e-Reader of choice, as it were). Below is a list of the ones that I feel are good.  Most are based on…

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Tick Tock… The Mango App Challenge is close to a stop…

The Mango App Challenge, a promotion Microsoft Canada launched a while back where you build and publish two Windows Phone apps and you get a free Windows Phone is now close to drawing to a close.  With a deadline to have your apps published by December 15, 2011, you still have time to get your…

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