Be pushy with Push Notification in your game: Application Manifest File

First of all, you will need to enter a Publisher name in the Properties\WMAppManifest.xml file.  Change the Publisher from two quotes to the following (carriage returns added by author), for push to work you must type in a publisher name, make something up: <App xmlns=”” ProductID=”{781a18da-40e5-40ae-82e2-e7ce9ae8e1d4}” Title=”Trailer Trash JunkYard” RuntimeType=”XNA” Version=”1.0.0.0″ Genre=”Apps.Normal” Author=”” Description=”” Publisher=”Trailer…

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Part 1: Be pushy with Push Notification in your game: Background

Part 2: https://aka.ms/PushyNotification There a lot of urban definitions for the word “push”, in software “push” is where a dedicated channel is used for sending data TO a mobile application or game from a web service.  If you are a Civil engineer, you might be worried about push of the wind against a building and…

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Silverlight 5 writers like to say: You can reuse your XNA skills, but can you?

Have you noticed that Silverlight 5 writers like to make the statement that you can reuse your XNA skills, but the question is: Can You?  Usually in the same article you get the: Here are lines of code on how to use a Vertex, or use DirectX to compile the HSLT file.  Sometimes when I…

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Jerry Nixon gives his phone apps the Finger, unlike Gisele Bundchen

Jerry Nixon, swell fella that he is, pointed out a great blog to me that details Expression Blend Behaviors.  But you have to check out his blog: http://blog.jerrynixon.com/2012/02/mango-sample-give-your-app-finger.html He explains that one of my blog entries was incorrect.  Duh.  I simply program and write whatever pops in my brain at the time my fingers start…

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Visual Basic on Windows Phone 7 and XNA development? Supported!

What?  Visual Basic can now be used to develop on the Windows Phone 7!  I wonder if Alfred Thompson knows about this?  I checked Alfred’s excellent blog and I don’t see this.  Yippee! I beat him to the punch! In earlier blogs and usually on the Windows Phone development tools there was no mention of…

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