Codemasons' Guild Developers Blog

Blog posts for Australian Windows Mobile Developers portal - The Codemasons' Guild.

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    The Importance Of Being Harnessed

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    I attended a Microsoft Debug Day for Windows Mobile 6.5 yesterday. The event was well presented and well received, so kudos to the presenters; Don , Nick and James . From a few conversations that I had with attendees during and after the event, it...
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    MicroPhone - The Next iPhone Killer?

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    I recently attended the Jumpstart series of Microsoft presentations on the upcoming WinMo 6.5 OS release and have been involved in the ramp up for the opening of the Microsoft MarketPlace. This is after taking part in the Stanford University iPhone series...
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    Building Pretty Windows Mobile Applications

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    The team over at wmpoweruser.com have commented on a rather old article by Larry Behrendt and Jim Wilson entitled Developing Stylus-Free Windows Mobile Professional Applications . They make the comment that whilst the article covers how to build an application...
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    Windows Mobile 6.5 – Dev Training : Jumpstart Live Meeting #3

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    Registration for #3 in the Codemason’s Guild Live Meeting Series (Jumpstart) is open. Friday July 31st at 1pm is the 3nd in our series of Live Meetings to help Australian developers get started developing for Windows Mobile 6.5 – and to get those apps...
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    Reminder – Jumpstart #3, this Friday

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    Don’t forget to register for Jumpstart #3, to learn about Widgets. The Live Meeting starts @ 1pm on Friday, So grab some lunch, your favourite beverage, and get ready to learn. Get insight into the Widgets platform for Windows Mobile 6.5 and...
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    It's Limbo Time!

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    Here we go folks.. Microsoft have lowered the barrier to entry for mobile developers to distribute new, funky, innovative and fun applications to a truly global audience. This is, bar none, the best opportunity for those with the skills and ideas to get...
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    Codemason Competitions Launched

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    We have just opened two competition for developers in Australia, with the opportunity to win great prizes, all for getting your great concept for a Windows phone application. Here’s information for them both; 1. Master Codemason Competition For developers...
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    Codemasons’ Debug Days are coming – next week!

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    Next week we will be holding a series of events to help developers get their application development moving for Windows Mobile 6.5 and into Marketplace. These Debug Days will be held from 4.30pm till 9pm on; Monday August 10th – Microsoft Brisbane, Level...
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    Debug Days – Rego’s now open

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    Timing is close we know so here are the rego links for next weeks Debug Days – all start @ 4.30pm at the Microsoft office in each location. Brisbane – Monday 10th : Level 9, 1 Waterfront Place, Brisbane . Sydney – Tuesday 11th: 1 Epping Road, North Ryde...
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    How to win a TechEd ticket

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    With TechEd Australia all sold out there's still a way for you to win a fully paid ticket to TechEd Australia on the Gold Coast (with 3 nights accom & flights)!  Enter the Master Codemason Competition Simply submit your Windows Mobile app concept...
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    Widgets in Plain Text

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    One of the potential issues facing developers wanting to build Widgets for Windows Mobile 6.5 is that the contents of the widget (html, javascript etc) are all in plain text. Whilst these files are all packaged up into a .widget file, they are expanded...
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    Windows Mobile 6.5 UI Changes

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    There are a number of new changes to Windows Mobile 6.5 that are currently being talked about across the web.  For example the navigation area has had a revamp. Check out my full post on New Builds of Windows Mobile 6.5 for more screen shots and...
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    Widget Chat with Microsoft .NET Services

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    Over the last week or so I’ve been digging into how you can use the Windows Azure, Microsoft .NET Services from within a Windows Mobile Widget. Now normally accessing services such as these from javascript is somewhat problematic due to cross site scripting...
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    Master Codemason Competition – The finalists announced

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    The three Master Codemason Competition finalists have been decided, and are all booked for their trip to TechEd next week. We were really impressed by the range of entries we received, covering Lifestyle apps, Music & Video, Business, Utility, Travel...
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    Student APPrentice Competition – TechEd ticket winner

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    The Student APPrentice has run and we’ve got Edmund Tse on his way to TechEd next week. Edmunds entry of the Scheduler app, will get showcased live at Smackdown at TechEd – so if you are at TechEd, come along to the Mobility Smackdown session on Friday...
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    Show me the way to go home – AR in the real world

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    Recently there has been a lot of hype about Augmented Reality as it applies to mobile devices. There are AR apps coming out for just about every flavour of smart phone with a distribution channel. But that begs the question; are they useful or is this...
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    Are you Ready?

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    In just over a week, thousands of technical experts will converge on the Gold Coast Convention Centre to attend Microsoft TechEd09. But are you ready for the session of sessions?   Technorati Tags: Rog42 , Smackdown , TechEd , Microsoft , Windows...
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    We Aim to Fail

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    In a conversation with someone (outside the tech industry) the other day, I asked the question “Why do you think Microsoft holds events like TechEd at a conference centre like at the Gold Coast?” and his response, no lies, was “Because they want a junket...
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    All the Toys

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    There’s a lot that happens at TechEd in Australia, which to non-geek may seem, well, boring. At least that’s what my wife says. In the Microsoft ecosystem, however, it’s the conference that is chock full of the latest technology. You can get down and...
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    Scarcity

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    Scarcity is a well known, and thanks to Social Scientists, proven, characteristic of influence. The scarcer something is, the more people will desire it. I always find it intriguing that in taste tests people actually find the scarcer choice tastier....
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    TechEd kicks-off: How to win Smackdown entry tags

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    TechEd Australia 2009 is off an running, it was real busy on the expo-floor tonight, it was great to see the Window phone stand getting lots of people dropping by to see what we have on show, and a good crowd at the Intro to Windows Mobile 6.5 session...
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    Can You Stomach the Smack!Down?

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    As you can tell from the other videos we’ve released over the week, no other breakout session at TechEd comes close to the energy, interactivity and pure fun, than the Smack!Down. Some (speakers) have commented that it’s not a “real” session, because...
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    Smack!Down 2009 App Demo #1 - Microsoft MyPhone

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    At this year's Top Gear inspired Smack!Down we demonstrated a number of applications that make the Windows Mobile Platform a compelling technology enabler. The first of these is the relatively new, and more importantly, free service from Microsoft: MyPhone...
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    Smack!Down 2009 App Demo #2 - Microsoft Tag

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    I love MS's new implementation of tag technology, and there is so much you cam already do with the new Microsoft Tag that you, well, just can't with std QR Codes. Firstly it's pretty hard to find tag reader applications for phones to read 1 or 2D barcodes...
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    It's official - October 6

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    The latest and greatest version of Windows Mobile, rebranded now as the Windows Phone is going to be officially launched on 6 October according to the windows phone blogsite. http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windowsphone/archive/2009/09/01/windows-phones...
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