Weekly Mobile News Issue 125–Community Edition

  Windows 10 Mobile review hands on – http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/mobile-phones/1403609/windows-10-mobile-review-hands-on Lumia 520 at top worldwide – http://www.inferse.com/34914/nokia-lumia-520-popular-windows-phone-adduplex/- More on this – https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/windows-phone/4869/windows-phone-usage-stats-for-july-2015 Changes to store listings and search algorithms – http://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2015/07/24/changes-to-store-listings-and-search-algorithms/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter Lenovo less likely to make a Windows Phone – https://www.thurrott.com/mobile/4815/lenovo-less-likely-to-make-a-windows-phone-handset-now Microsoft’s Cityman and Talkman phone rumors – http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-cityman-and-talkman-flagship-full-details Minimum hardware requirements – https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn915086(v=vs.85).aspx#_#2.0_-_minimum_hardware_requirements_for_windows_10_mobile Lumia 950 leaks show…

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Weekly Mobile News Issue 123 – April 13th–April 19th–Community Edition

  Ex-Microsoft Windows Phone app designer explains why apps have the hamburger menu – http://www.winbeta.org/news/ex-microsoft-windows-phone-app-designer-explains-why-apps-have-hamburger-menu Microsoft unveils touch friendly office apps for Windows Phone – http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/17/microsoft-office-phones-idUSL2N0XE02620150417 Navigate the world with Windows 10 maps for Windows Phone – https://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/04/17/navigate-the-world-with-windows-10-maps-for-phone/ Microsoft debuts dual sim Lumia 540 – http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-debuts-dual-sim-five-inch-lumia-540-priced-at-150/ Project 10 Spartan shows up on Windows 10 preview…

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A new form of literary entertainment comes to both Windows 8 and soon Windows Phone 8 – Reconstructing Remy

UPDATE: This story has now been picked up by Ars Technica – http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/06/heirs-of-infocom-where-interactive-fiction-authors-and-games-stand-today/ It has often been said that the best graphics card you will ever have is the human brain and your imagination. That is why so many of us choose to sit down with a new novel by a favorite author rather than…

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Windows Phone at Mix10

Yes, at MIX10 you’ll learn about developing applications and games for the next generation of Windows Phone. Yes, we’ll have Phone sessions, and we can’t say more…yet. Stay tuned and check back often or join the MIX mailing list.       John O’DonnellMicrosoft Dynamics ISV Architect EvangelistMicrosoft Corporation (b) http://blogs.msdn.com/jodonnell  (b) http://blogs.msdn.com/usisvde  (t) http://www.twitter.com/jodonnel      

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Developing Windows phone applications on the train from Seattle to LA for PDC 2009

Loke Uei Tan had fun with multiple teams of mobile developers on the train from Seattle to LA for PDC 2009. In Loke’s own words..    “We organized this event the weekend prior to PDC 2010 where we invited 8 developers to join us on this 36 hour trip from Seattle to Los Angeles on…

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Developing Widgets for Windows Mobile 6.5

Summary Windows Mobile® widgets typically are single-purpose applications to display data obtained from the Internet. They are written using JavaScript and bring the wealth of experience of Web developers to the Windows Mobile platform. Since widgets are installed and run locally on the mobile device, they provide ease of use and a better Internet user…

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Widget Anatomy – Performance and Battery Life on Windows Phone

In part 3 of his series on Widgets for Windows Mobile 6.5, Jorge Peraza talks about how to write great widgets without draining the batteries of your new 6.5 device. if your new to the world of developing solutions one of the challenges is to remember that the device you are writing for has limited…

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Widget Anatomy – Performance and Battery Life

In part 3 of his series on Widgets for Windows Mobile 6.5, Jorge Peraza talks about how to write great widgets without draining the batteries of your new 6.5 device. if your new to the world of developing solutions one of the challenges is to remember that the device you are writing for has limited…

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Widget Anatomy – The Keys for a Great User Experience

Jorge Peraza continues his great discussion around widgets on Windows Mobile 6.5 with a look at the user experience and how to code for multiple screen resolutions.   John O’DonnellMicrosoft Dynamics ISV Architect EvangelistMicrosoft Corporation (b) http://blogs.msdn.com/jodonnell  (b) http://blogs.msdn.com/usisvde  (w) https://channel9.msdn.com/Wiki/DynamicsCRM/HomePage/  (t) http://www.twitter.com/jodonnel 

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Widget Anatomy – The Manifest

Developing Widgets for Windows Mobile 6.5 is fun and in this series Jorge Peraza describes the widget manifest. Now that Mobile 6.5 devices are out it is time to start looking at their capabilities beginning with widgets.   John O’DonnellMicrosoft Dynamics ISV Architect EvangelistMicrosoft Corporation (b) http://blogs.msdn.com/jodonnell  (b) http://blogs.msdn.com/usisvde  (w) https://channel9.msdn.com/Wiki/DynamicsCRM/HomePage/  (t) http://www.twitter.com/jodonnel 

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