Background Agents – Part 3 of 3

In Part 1 we looked at a simple app to get tweets from Twitter, and in Part 2 we looked at the AsyncWorkloadHelper library. In this final part, we’ll look at a couple of the other helper libraries in the project that you might find useful. As before, the code can be found at the…


Background Agents – Part 2 of 3

In Part 1 we looked at a simple Windows Phone application that used a background agent to periodically show a toast and / or update a tile when a new tweet was found for a particular search term. The code we are discussing in this post can be found at the end of that post….


Background Agents – Part 1 of 3

This post has (errr, “These posts have”) been a long time coming. They are based off the Mix 11 and TechEd 2011 sessions I gave a loooooong time ago, but despite my best efforts I’ve not been able to post anything to my blog for some time. Partly it was due to a family vacation…


Alarms and Notifications in Mango

Here’s the first of several posts about the new multitasking features in Windows Phone Mango. Alarms and Notifications is a good place to start because it is the simplest of the new multitasking features (outside of Fast App Switching, but that’s not really an API) and it doesn’t require running code in the background; it…


Mango samples coming soon, no really!

Now that the consumer features of Mango have been announced and the beta developer tools have been released, it’s time to make good on my promise to make the Mix / TechEd sample code available to all. I’ll also try and post the push notifications code from TechEd that I borrowed from Tom Fennel. I…


Warming up the Engine

Well it’s been a while! Since HD DVD went the way of Betamax (sorry, couldn’t resist) I’ve been involved in three different projects. The first one wasn’t public and never will be. The second isn’t public yet but hopefully one day it will be. The good news though is that the project I am currently…