PhoneGap 1.3 released, full support for Windows Phone

This morning the PhoneGap community announced their version 1.3 release! This release is special because it’s the first one to include support for Windows Phone. And not just a little support, but all the main PhoneGap features. For those of you with PhoneGap experience or even just a heavy HTML5 background, this will be an…

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Great Windows Azure announcements and fresh content!

One of the downsides of finding videos and articles on the Web is that they can get out of date (to varying degrees) over time. So it’s always exciting to me when fresh material comes around, especially in conjunction with new announcements and especially from the product teams themselves. So is the case with the…

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PhoneGap on WP7 Tip #4: The Application Bar

“So two applications walk into a bar…” One of the user interface constructs that’s unique to Windows Phone is the Application Bar. The App Bar (as we affectionately call it) gives users a standard place to find buttons for commonly used tasks within an application, and menus for lesser used but still necessary tasks. Here’s…

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PhoneGap on WP7 Tip #3: Sending SMS and intro to Plugins

In this tip, I’m going to show you how to send an SMS message from PhoneGap on Windows Phone using the SMSCompose member of the Microsoft.Phone.Tasks namespace. There are a lot of useful launchers and choosers in that namespace, and I’ll be writing about some in detail in a future blog post. I’m also using…

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