Top 10 Windows Phone 7 Application Design Tips

This new series on the Windows Phone Developer Blog offers tips with step-by-step advice on common issues that can surface when developing a Windows Phone 7 application. Compiled by the Windows Phone Design team, the series tackles ten key areas with information that can help you avoid design pitfalls and strengthen your application. With the…

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Top 7 Items to Check for WP7 Certification

From the Windows Phone Marketplace team…Top seven items to check in order to pass certification. 1. Technical Support Information. Include technical support contact information, such as an email address or URL, within the application along with the application version number. 2. Content Validation. Be sure that application visual elements are visible and legible in both…

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Build a Better Windows Phone 7 UI (and save time)

For Silverlight developers, Expression Blend is old news, however, for most developers Expression Blend is a foreign tool.  If you are an iPhone or Android developer, you are probably very focused on getting your arms around Visual Studio 2010 and may not know that much about Expression Blend. I can tell you flat-out that Expression…

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Windows Phone site for iPhone Developers

Looking for Windows Phone 7 information to help you port over your iPhone application and expand to a growing market?  Check out the Windows Phone 7 Interoperability site located here: http://windowsphone.interoperabilitybridges.com/     The Windows Phone Interoperability site focuses on helping developers who have been creating phone applications on various platforms ramp up quickly on the…

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Interview with Ed Schmit from at&t

I had the opportunity to interview Ed Schmit while at DevConnections 2010 as part of Bytes by MSDN.  Ed Schmit is a Director with the AT&T Developer Program, where his mission is to provide support and guidance for the developer community. He has been with AT&T for five years. Here is a link to the…

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Interview with Brandon Watson

I had the opportunity to interview Brandon Watson while at DevConnections 2010 as part of Bytes by MSDN.  Brandon Watson serves as a director responsible for the developer experience of Windows® Phone 7. His responsibilities include managing the developer application platform and showcase application programs, developer marketing, and field and sales readiness for developer engagements….

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Professional Quality Tools for WP7 Developers–Limited Time Offer

The Windows Phone 7 product team announced a partnership with PreEmptive Solutions to provide their Dotfuscator application, which includes Runtime Intelligence, for free, to all Windows Phone 7 developers from today through March 31, 2011. During this offer period, developers will have access to Dotfuscator for Windows Phone. This will allow developers to instrument their…

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Presenting at DevConnections 2010

If you are attending DevConnections 2010, please come check out my session.   My session is VMP02 – Building Integrated Mobile Apps with WP7 Hardware And Services.   I present Tuesday November 2nd  at 11:30am in MANDALAY BAY L.  I hope to see you there!

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Windows Phone Developer Tools – October Update

The Windows Phone Developer Tools update includes a MUCH improved Bing Maps control from a performance standpoint and two additional tools to assist with development.  The first tool helps application better understand certification requirements for their application.  If your application requires a particular capability, be sure to review the related certification requirements in the AppHub…

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Windows Phone 7 Tools RTW!

Download the tools here.  Major changes from the beta are the inclusion of a Panorama, Pivot, and Bing Maps controls.  Also, don’t forget to download the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit as well that has additional controls including the GestureListener, DatePicker, TimePicker, ContextMenu, WrapPanel, and the ToggleSwitch controls. Please read Brandon Watson’s blog post here…

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