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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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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31 Days of Mango: #31AwesomeWPDevTutorials

If you’re looking to start learning Windows Phone 7.5 development, this could be the perfect place for you to start!  Jeff Blankenburg from Microsoft has compiled (or rather, at the time of publication of this post is compiling) a series of 31 tutorials on how to implement Windows Phone 7.5 Apps. The tutorials are “snack-sized”,…

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Free Phone Reminder: Get Your Apps in to the Mango App Challenge!

A couple of weeks ago I introduced the Mango App Challenge – in essence, a contest for you to develop and publish 2 Windows Phone apps to the Marketplace and in return we’d give you a free phone.  Well, so far the contest has gotten a lot of entries (but there’s still plenty of phones…

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Hey you. Yeah, you. Wanna Windows Phone?

Now that I’ve caught your attention with the title of this post, I want to introduce you to a really great promotion we are holding at Microsoft Canada for you as a mobile app developer (by the way, when I write “app”, I actually mean “app or game”). One of the biggest comments that I…

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Why Can’t We Be Friends? Art and Function in Windows Phone Apps.

Even ten years ago, “experience” was not really something that was given much thought in building software.  More often than not the primary goal of a piece of software was simply to display results, or data.  How the data or results were displayed was more often a function of technical specifications than it was a…

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Like HTML5? Like Phone Apps? Then you’ll LOVE Mango because…

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post referencing how you as a developer don’t have to be torn between building mobile experiences in HTML5 or native phone apps.  In fact, with the upcoming Mango release for Windows Phone, the “better together” story is a strong one that allows you to take advantage of great…

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