Great news for Universities who are using PhoneGap for App development – Full Support for Windows Phone

PhoneGap version 1.3 has just been announced with full support for Windows Phone We want to highlight that all the features of the popular mobile framework are supported on Windows Phone 7.5. The Microsoft Interoperability team have blogged about this here. This release extends the cross-platform capabilities of PhoneGap, giving more choices to developers in…

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Are you teaching Mobile development?

Which Platform are you teaching? Have you spent the time to understand the landscape of device distribution and decide how to prioritize the development of your application training curriculum? Are you training or developing your courses to meet specific platform or versions? The following pie chart below demonstrates how many different versions of Android are…

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SharePoint 2010 Windows Phone 7 Toolkit

I have been asked a few questions recently regarding developing Windows Phone apps which can access Sharepoint 2010 resources. The easy answer is… download the following toolkit on CodePlex, the toolkit will help simplify the task of building Windows Phone 7 applications based upon SharePoint 2010 servers running Forms Based Authentication. This toolkit also allows…

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Windows Phone Free eBook & Demos

Resource for Teaching and Learning Windows Phone Development Windows Phone Programming in C# (Windows Phone Version 7.5) The main text is provided as a Word document and PDF file. This contains the entire text, broken into chapters. Demonstrations The Demos folder contains a folder for each of the chapters that have demonstration programs. Teaching Content…

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Imagine Cup information/awareness sessions in London & Edinburgh

Last week I had a tour of colleges and Universities in the North East of England in relation to raising awareness and interest into the Imagine Cup 2012 competition. From the positive feedback of this event were holding additional regional sessions and the next planned events are in London and Edinburgh. The purpose of these…

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More info on Phone Developer Rewards

Welcome to the Windows Phone Developer Reward Programme. The programme is simple. Successfully publish an unique and original app in the Windows Phone Marketplace and you will be rewarded with one point. You can then decide to redeem the point for a 12 month magazine subscription or Gyro Stealth Flyer Remote Control Helicopter (more options…

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jQuery Mobile Open Source Framework Support for Windows Phone

jQuery Mobile version 1.0 was announced this week. Microsoft is  pleased to use this exciting occasion to reinforce our commitment to supporting popular open source mobile frameworks.  As many of you aware aware Microsoft recently supported PhoneGap by adding support for Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango), and now we are moving up the stack to improve…

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New curricula material and resources for Windows Phone 7.5

Windows Phone Programming in C# (Windows Phone Version 7.5) Main Text – FREE Ebook Windows Phone Programming in C# by Rob Miles The main text is provided as a Word document and PDF file. This contains the entire text, broken into chapters. Demonstrations The Demos folder contains a folder for each of the chapters that…

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Are you teaching Android or iOS mobile development? Consider porting your apps…

Many institutions are already teaching existing Mobile Development curricula using iOS or Android, some of you are now considering or starting to develop and implement Windows Phone curricula. For those of you teaching iOS and Android you may be interested in the tools Microsoft has developed for porting iPhone & Android apps to Windows Phone….

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Some nice tips on Mobile Application Design and layouts

           When your developing a mobile application how much time and effort do you spend on application design and user interface? Mobile development has been growing since the day Apple introduced iPhone. Mobile browser has never been so robust and to make your application stand out you need to make the additional effort on…

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