Securing Windows Phone Apps–Tips to make your app lock-solid

Securing your software product is one of the key, non-negotiable items you need to do before you release it and make it available to customers.  Regardless of who you are, security should be top-of-mind when you build your Windows Phone apps as well.  In this post, we’ll go over tips and tricks on how you…

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In Search Of… Finding Open Source code for Windows Phone on CodePlex

If you were born in the 70’s like I was, you may remember a show hosted by Leonard Nimoy called In Search Of… that explored unexplained phenomena and some of the theories behind it.  Being young and impressionable, I soaked in the theories that this show presented about things supernatural and odd and I thought it…

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You need to control yourself when adding controls to mobile UIs

By now, most people have realized (in theory) that recreating a PC-based app (or web app) is not exactly the right idea for mobile apps.  In practice, however, it is clear that this is not as easy as it sounds.  When you’re building an app that has no history on the PC or web, building…

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Get brained up on Windows Phone and build your app

In March, we are visiting four cities across Canada to give a full day workshop to help you get started building Windows Phone apps.  In this workshop, you can expect to learn how to build apps for Windows Phone and have expert support for you to build your very own Windows Phone app or game. …

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Mobile screen != PC screen. Raise your hand if you knew that.

Ok, I admit it.  The headline was a bit of link bait given how obvious it is.  That being said, it’s surprising how often the mistake is made by app developers to add more features and screen activity than is necessary.  This is especially true of developers porting a PC app to the mobile form…

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(Guest Post) WP App Lifecycle Series – Maintaining Your Apps: Dealing with Crashes

The following post is the second in a series about how to manage apps you’ve built after you’ve published them. The first post was an introduction to the series.  This post talks about how to deal with application errors reported to the Marketplace after you have published your app.  The series is written by Atley…

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(Guest Post) WP App Lifecycle Series – How Do I???

The following post is the first in a series about how to manage apps you’ve built after you’ve published them.  The series is written by Atley Hunter, one of the top Windows Phone app developers in the world and Canadian!  This series was originally posted on Atley’s blog and is re-syndicated here with his permission….

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Winning on the Marketplace: Tips on getting promoted

Once you have built your app or game and have published it into the Windows Phone Marketplace, you’re likely going to want to monitor the uptake of your app via download and (potentially) revenue statistics.  You are also going to want to find ways to market your app to people who may not know about…

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Windows Phone links for the week

A good number of us from the team are in Redmond this week on our annual pilgrimage to the mothership (Microsoft Headquarters) for training, so content from me will be a little lighter than usual. As a result, I wanted to share with you a set of links and resources that are new to help…

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