Windows Phone 8.1 for Developers–Bluetooth LE Battery Service

This blog post is part of a series about how Windows Phone 8.1 affects developers. This blog describes how to program agains the BLE battery service and is written by Jimmy Engström at Apeoholic and was originally posted here. Some devices exposes a battery service that can supply us with the current (no pun intended)…

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Going cross-platform with Xamarin–Doing the Android port

This blog post series is a documentation for a talk I give about cross-platform development with Xamarin. This series was co-authored by Johan Lindfors at Coderox. This post details how to implement the Android version of this app. Introduction In this blog post we will do the Android version of this app. This includes creating…

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Going cross-platform with Xamarin–The Windows Phone App

This blog post series is a documentation for a talk I give about cross-platform development with Xamarin. This series was co-authored by Johan Lindfors at Coderox. This post talks about the structure of the Windows Phone app we want to port to Android. Introduction This series will provide a step-by-step instruction on how to port…

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Going cross-platform with Xamarin–Adding MvvmCross to your solution

This blog post series is a documentation for a talk I give about cross-platform development with Xamarin. This series was co-authored by Johan Lindfors at Coderox. This post talks about how we add the MvvmCross framework to our solution, in preparation for our Android implementation. Introduction Before we start our Android implementation, we need to…

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Going cross-platform with Xamarin–Adding a Portable Class Library

This blog post series is a documentation for a talk I give about cross-platform development with Xamarin. This series was co-authored by Johan Lindfors at Coderox. This post talks about how we move code from the phone app to a portable class library, in preparation for our Android implementation. Introduction First we need to prepare…

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Windows Phone 8.1 for Developers–Introducing Bluetooth LE

This blog post is part of a series about how Windows Phone 8.1 affects developers. This blog introduces the new Bluetooth LE support and is written by Jimmy Engström at Apeoholic and was originally posted here.   Introduction With Windows phone 8.1 Microsoft also released the ability to communicate with Bluetooth Low Energy devices. This…

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Windows Phone 8.1 for Developers–App packaging with appx

This blog post is part of a series about how Windows Phone 8.1 affects developers. This blog post talks about how phone uses the new package model and is written by Andreas Hammar at Jayway and was originally posted here. App packaging with appx When it comes to packaging and distribution of apps – Xap…

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Windows Phone 8.1 for Developers–Using the Credential Locker

This blog post is part of a series about how Windows Phone 8.1 affects developers. This blog post talks about how to use the credential locker to store sensitive data and is written by Johan Silfversparre at Jayway and was originally posted here. Intro With the release of Windows Phone 8.1, the Credential Locker service…

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Windows Phone 8.1 for Developers–The Background Media Player

This blog post is part of a series about how Windows Phone 8.1 affects developers. This blog post talks about how to use the background media player and is written by Per-Olof Bondesson, Robert Hedgate  and Andreas Hammar at Jayway and was originally posted here. Dude… what is going on here?! Right! You are developing…

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Windows Phone 8.1 for Developers–Application Data

This blog post is part of a series about how Windows Phone 8.1 affects developers. This blog post talks about how to store application  data and is written by Robert Hedgate at Jayway and was originally posted here. Introduction In this blog post I will do a quick overview of what is new with application…

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