Windows Phone 7 to Windows 8 Camp

Today in London we ran our first Windows Phone 7 app to Windows 8 porting event. The idea was for people to come along and take their existing Windows Phone 7 applications and turn them into Windows 8 applications. I thought I’d keep a record of the things that we have helped resolve throughout the…

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Windows Phone 7 Colours

I was putting together a WP7 presentation recently. I needed to use all of the WP7 colours as background for the slides. It took me a while to collate all of the colours so I thought I’d post them up here in case anyone needed them.     Magenta #FF0094 RGB( 255, 0, 148) Purple #A500FF…

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Windows Phone 7 help and support

In my previous role I worked on a number of Windows Phone 7 projects. I thought I’d just quickly post a few places where you can get help if you need it:   Microsoft Forums Registration problems – http://forums.create.msdn.com/forums/88.aspx Subscription management – http://forums.create.msdn.com/forums/91.aspx Technical issues – http://forums.create.msdn.com/forums/93.aspx Suggestions and feedback – http://forums.create.msdn.com/forums/104.aspx   Community Sites…

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Mobile developer platforms and where to get started

In recent years the mobile phone market has declined in Western Europe, but one area to have bucked that trend is the Smart phone sector which has successfully moved from being a high-end phenomenon into one that is available to all.   As a developer I’m keen to make sure I keep a breadth of…

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Imagine Cup and Windows Phone 7

The Olive Appreciation Society comprises of two students from the University of Manchester with a passion for thorough planning and marinated olives. They got together and created an incredible application that’s become the UK Finalist for the Imagine Cup.   Two weeks ago I was asked to help the guys get the Windows Phone 7…

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Geocoding using Silverlight

  Last night I was reading through the Vision and Scope document for a project that we are involved in with the British Library, one of the requirements was to geocode a search term. If you are not familiar with the term geocoding then congratulations; you’re getting out of the house enough. Geocoding is when…

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