Optimize Startup Time

The first of the four principles I mentioned in Optimizing Apps for Lower Cost Devices is Optimize Startup Time. Fast startup is an essential component of any mobile application.  It is the first impression a user has of your app and is the first chance you have to either impress or frustrate your users. If…


Weather v2.0

Recently I updated the Microsoft Weather app to take advantage of new Windows Phone 7.5 features like background agents, secondary tiles, and FAS.  The update hit the Marketplace today. In addition to having new features, this version was architected from the ground up for performance following many of the guidelines I call out in my…

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Optimizing Apps for Lower Cost Devices

The recent announcement of lower cost Windows Phones like the Lumia 610 brings with it a great opportunity for you to reach many more users with your apps. See http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/archive/2012/03/07/optimizing-apps-for-lower-cost-devices.aspx for some high-level guidance regarding how to optimize your apps for these lower cost devices. Also watch https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Inside+Windows+Phone/Inside-Windows-Phone-33–Windows-Phone-75-Refresh–60-more-Opportunity for some more context about the release…