BluesBox v2

We finally uploaded the BluesBox v2 to Marketplace. Should be available soon. Beyond Daryl “Mad dog” Ooh’s new UI design, I also added a bit more functionality to support doing the background bass playing so two or more people can play together. Also included a tutorial video and did a hell lot of bug fixing….


Trade Me API – How to do the bidding part?

So a few of you have asked how to implement the bid functionality using the Trade Me API and I honestly didn’t know because I never tried that myself. But Mr. Nikhil Ramrakhiani did it and was very kind to provide a code sample, which I’m making available here. Many thanks to Nikhil and hope…


Behold! These smart kiwis and their great Windows Phone 7 apps!

Ok, so I’m finally doing what I’ve promised some time ago: Talk about some of our Windows Phone 7 challenge competitors! I’m my defence, I’ve been a bit busy these days so apologies for taking so long! I want to mention the top 5 finalists of each categories, plus a few others that also called…


The Ultimate New Zealand Windows Phone 7 Apps List

From now on I’ll be maintaining this list of NZ made WP7 applications that are currently available in the Zune Marketplace. If you app isn’t there, please let me know:  


Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold

In case you didn’t see this, it’s a free downloadable pdf format ebook, including source code samples:  


Love Windows Phone 7? Got a Mac? Then read this

The beta of the Windows Phone 7 connector for Mac is available to download here: It basically allows synchronization music, videos, podcasts and photos from iTunes and iPhoto to your phone. I’m sure this will make some people quite happy 🙂


Professional Developers Conference – Live from the Microsoft Redmond Campus this Friday!

The Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) kicks off this Friday (29 October) morning and we would like to invite you to participate in this year conference LIVE in New Zealand. This year’s PDC online event will include live streaming of the keynote, as well as concurrent live streaming of all sessions. No registration is required….


Windows Phone 7 Challenge: Nearly finished!

And I’m very keen to see what people have been building. Feel free to drop me an e-mail with your phone app details, videos, comments or questions: Good luck! 🙂


Important correction about ordering your WP7 on internet, please read.

Hi, An important correction since lots of people asked this specific question: If you want to be one of the first buyers in the world, you can order it from the internet from 12:01, BUT the phone will be shipped to you, not delivered right away in that case. Please keep that in mind. Now…


Kiwis will be the first in the world to be able to buy Windows Phone 7!

If you didn’t know that yet, it’s now confirmed! So if you want to be one of the first in the world, the day is tomorrow (Thursday, 21st of October) and the time is 12:01am. You can do it from Vodafone website ( If you do so, the phone will be shipped to you. The option…