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  • Blog Post: Implementing the share contract in my Windows 8 App

    So I've blogged already about my first Windows 8 app and how I got the background task to update my live tiles. But for me one of the coolest things about Windows 8 App development is how amazingly easy it is to integrate with other apps. Some things which would have potentially taken some considerable...
  • Blog Post: Creating a background task for a Windows 8 app

    My first Windows 8 app has a "Live Tile". To update this live tile I have a background task. The scenario is as follows: My app "Irish Tides" pulls tide height and time prediction values back from a website. The user can chose between 130 different ports around the Irish coast. It gets values for the...
  • Blog Post: CareerZoo 22nd September - links

    I'm giving/gave (depending on when you read this) a short talk on building apps (mainly WP7, little bit of Win8) at the Career Zoo event in Dublin on 22nd September ( http://careerzoo.ie) . On the deck I use there are a number of links listed. Instead of either distributing printed sheets, or even just...
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