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  • Blog Post: If I can build a phone app anyone can: Part 3 What the heck is tombstoning?

    Every time I start digging through Windows Phone stuff I find a blog or video about tombstoning (well okay not that kind). Now that I have my Hello World App I am ready to figure out what the heck tombstoning is! If you want to build an app you will need to know it, if you don’t have tombstoning, your...
  • Blog Post: Yup time to do the Hello World App – Susan’s first phone app Part 2

    If I can publish a phone app, anyone can , at least that’s my theory! So if you have ever thought about it, try it yourself as I blog. There are always roadbumps on the way. With the pressure of having you doing this with me I think I can do this. Last blog I managed to get the tools up and running....
  • Blog Post: 31 Days of Mango: #31AwesomeWPDevTutorials

    If you’re looking to start learning Windows Phone 7.5 development, this could be the perfect place for you to start!  Jeff Blankenburg from Microsoft has compiled (or rather, at the time of publication of this post is compiling ) a series of 31 tutorials on how to implement Windows Phone 7.5 Apps...
  • Blog Post: So you say anyone can build a phone app…OK I am going to test that theory!

    Don’t get me wrong, I can write code, in fact I love to code, I really do. I think most of us who enjoy logic, enjoy programming. It’s all the other stuff that makes me want to bang my head against the wall, trying to figure out what tool to use, installing the tool, figuring out how to compile...
  • Blog Post: Resources for Teaching Windows Phone - for anyone who needs to teach phone!

    Whether you are a professor, an associate professor, instructor, or just thinking of delivering a lecture to your gaming club on Windows phone, it helps to have some resources at your disposal ! My favourite resources are the ones that have been created for me. That’s why I wanted to take a minute...
  • Blog Post: Free Phone Reminder: Get Your Apps in to the Mango App Challenge!

    A couple of weeks ago I introduced the Mango App Challenge – in essence, a contest for you to develop and publish 2 Windows Phone apps to the Marketplace and in return we’d give you a free phone.  Well, so far the contest has gotten a lot of entries (but there’s still plenty of phones left to give...
  • Blog Post: Hey you. Yeah, you. Wanna Windows Phone?

    Now that I’ve caught your attention with the title of this post, I want to introduce you to a really great promotion we are holding at Microsoft Canada for you as a mobile app developer (by the way, when I write “app”, I actually mean “app or game”). One of the biggest...
  • Blog Post: Dude, Where’s My Mango Update?

    By now, many of you have probably s een the news that carriers around the world will start pushing updates very soon and through the next couple of months.  It’s exciting because many that have seen and used the Mango update for Windows Phone in its beta format have seen it to be a very usable,...
  • Blog Post: Why Can’t We Be Friends? Art and Function in Windows Phone Apps.

    Even ten years ago, “experience” was not really something that was given much thought in building software.  More often than not the primary goal of a piece of software was simply to display results, or data.  How the data or results were displayed was more often a function of technical specifications...
  • Blog Post: Like HTML5? Like Phone Apps? Then you’ll LOVE Mango because…

    A few weeks ago, I wrote a post referencing how you as a developer don’t have to be torn between building mobile experiences in HTML5 or native phone apps.  In fact, with the upcoming Mango release for Windows Phone, the “better together” story is a strong one that allows you to take advantage of...
  • Blog Post: Premiere Training on Mango – And it’s free!

    If you find you aren’t busy on Tuesday, August 23 and Wednesday, August 24, you may be interested in attending free an online training event that will bring you to speed on how to build Mango apps. If you’re new to building apps on the Windows Phone 7 platform or a veteran looking to understand the new...
  • Blog Post: Share your idea, get a Mango device. Simple!

    Now here’s a neat opportunity, so listen up! Most app contests or giveaways require, well, an app. But not #WPAppItUp! For this one, we want to see your app ideas ! If you have a Windows Phone 7 app idea, share it with us for a chance to get a Mango developer Windows Phone 7 device. To get started: Registered...
  • Blog Post: Mango Impressions

    A few weeks ago, having connected my Samsung Focus to my desktop for syncing, I was greeted with a pleasant message from Zune notifying me that a Windows Phone 7 update was available. The NoDo update included fine-tuned performance and app start-up time tweaks, as well as the much awaited copy and paste...
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