FeedPoint for Windows 8.

  I’ve recently made an early holiday gift for myself – Samsung Series 7 Tablet. It looks great, with the excellent LED screen, good performance and I love it. Since I installed Windows 8 Preview bits on it, I couldn’t pass an opportunity to learn the new platform. In order to do this I’ve decided to port…

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FeedPoint updated for Mango

I’ve finally published the update for my FeedPoint app for Mango. It’s got a few bug fixes as well as Mango specific functionality such as ability to pin live tiles for your feeds which get updates via a background agent. The tiles would get updated with the latest post’s image as a backround tile. This is how…

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ProfileItem control for WP7

In the number of the applications that I’d worked on I had to create a screen to display information about a person such as phone, address, email etc… So the screen essentially’d look like the as profile in the people hub: So I have created the contro to save a burden of implementing the functionality again and again and…

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Sketchflow for Windows Phone 7.

Would you like to be able to create your scetchflow designs for the Windows Phone 7? Now you can: http://www.uxmagic.com/blog/post/2011/06/08/Sketchflow-for-Windows-Phone-7.aspx

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Reactive for Compact Framework.

Have you heard about Reactive (Rx) Framework? If you have been developing for Windows Phone 7, Silverlight or a desktop and had to deal with asynchronous code, the Rx Framework has been a life saver for you. I love it’s power and flexibilty. However, the Rx Framework has not been available for Compact Framework 3.5…

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FeedPoint updated.

I’ve updated the FeedPoint app with the a few requested features: – The feed list screen now has the “mark as read” button. You don’t need to expand the menu for this. – It now allows sorting the feeds by time they were created, such as “sort by newest” and “sort by oldest”. This sort…

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Avis app

A few months ago I spend some time with folks from Avis to help them to get started on the development for Windows Phone 7. Their app has recently been published on the marketplace and has already gathered a very good reviews from the users.    

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The recent release of the Windows Phone Developer Tools January 2011 Update

Here’s some useful information from the documentation team: The recent release of the Windows Phone Developer Tools January 2011 Update includes bug fixes, a new emulator, and utilities. Alongside the release of the tools we have also published an update to MSDN that focuses on documenting key aspects of this release, known issues/limitations and additional…

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Is ANID unique?

When developing the FeedPoint app I needed to encrypt the user credentials in order to store them in the isolated storage. So, I used AesManaged class to encrypt and decrypt the data. As a password key, I’ve decied to use the anonymous ID that we can retrieve utilizing the UserExtendedProperties class and I used the following code:  string…

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The Best of 2010

It’s time for a traditional most popular posts of 2010: Creating a Splash Screen with a progress bar for WP7 applications. Creating Scrollable TextBlock for WP7 Creating Progress Dialog for WP7. Implementing Picker Box functionality on WP7 Creating List Picker for WP7. Creating Image Round Button for WP7 Creating LINQ Data Provider for WP7 Deep…

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