SketchFlow Templates for Windows Phone

Yes, you can now get SketchFlow templates for Windows Phone (or sketchy styles as they’re known) and I thought I’d have a play. (You must have a version of Blend 4 with SketchFlow enabled for this to work eg it wont work with the free version of Expression Blend for Windows Phone) First thing to…

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Mango Developer Tools

On the off chance you haven’t heard, we shipped the first beta of the next release of the Windows Phone Developer Tools last week. The Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta allows you to target both the next version of Windows Phone (Mango) as well as the current version (WP7). There’s also a “Go Live”…

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Prototyping Windows Phone Apps with SketchFlow

If you’ve been itching to use SketchFlow to create your WP7 prototypes but had a reality check when you realised that there’s no template in Expression Blend for this (only Silverlight and WPF) then help is at hand in the form of Martin Tirion. Martin’s a User Experience Evangelist at Microsoft in the Netherlands and…

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Tech.Days 2011: Save the Date

It’s that that time of year again when the big one approaches – the big event that gives us an opportunity to get out and about and tell the story of the platform, current and future. This year Tech.Days will run from 23-25 May at a venue in London. It’s an event for both developer…

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Windows Phone 7 Content on Demand Pt 3

Here are sessions 5, 6, 7 and 8 from the DDD WP7 event in Manchester. All the sessions  are available on Channel 9 (including high-quality versions and downloads). "Games Programming on Windows Phone 7 with Silverlight and XNA" with Rob Miles "How to sell Apps through Marketplace" with Rob Miles "Creating an application for WP7…

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Windows Phone 7 Content on Demand Pt 2

Here are sessions 1, 2, 3 and 4 from the DDD WP7 event in Manchester. All the sessions  are available on Channel 9 (including high-quality versions and downloads). "Understanding the Windows Phone 7 Development Tools and Getting Started" with Maarten Struys "Silverlight App Development on Windows Phone 7" with Andy Wigley "Integrating with the device…

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Tech Days Online Conference in January

Looks like I’ll be presenting on the Tech Days Online Conference “Build an app for that” on 20th January 2011. It’s an online conference featuring demo-rich sessions on building applications for the browser, Windows 7, and Windows Phone 7. The online day will offer three tracks, letting you choose which sessions are most relevant to…

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PDC 10 Sessions – The Pick of the Bunch

I’ve created a list of my favourite PDC10 videos for next week’s MSDN Flash and thought I’d share it here first so you get early access. The Future of C# and Visual Basic The Future of F# Lambdas, Lambdas Everywhere LINQ, Take Two – Realizing the LINQ to Everything Dream Inside Internet Explorer 9 Performance…

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Windows Phone 7 Screen Capture

I’ve done a fair amount of Windows Phone 7 screen capture over the last few weeks so I thought it might be worth sharing my approach both for video and stills. In particular, when you submit your application to MarketPlace you must include a screenshot in PNG format with dimensions 480×800 pixels. The Windows Phone…

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Readying myself for Windows Phone 7 "Hello, Operator?"

  In wondering where to start talking about Windows Phone 7 (#wp7) development I thought maybe it’d be best if I started right at the very beginning. A very logical place to start. Whether I can go on till I get to the end ala The King’s advice in Alice in Wonderland remains to be…

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