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  • Blog Post: Fuzed RSS Feeds for App Studio Using Yahoo Pipes

    I'm teaching a class this fall where students are required to publish an app using App Studio . One student has a great idea for an app, but her solution requires quite a number of feeds to be represented. App Studio only allows you to have six sections in the main page. If a dev wants to have more...
  • Blog Post: App Privacy Policies using Visual Studio Online and Free Azure Websites

    When you publish a Windows Store app its a good idea to always include a privacy policy. The store specifically requires a privacy policy if your app is network connected, but I've found including one regardless makes the certification process easier. But putting up a privacy policy simply to support...
  • Blog Post: Set date and time error unlocking a Windows Phone

    Scenario - local phone dev in Tampa has a Nokia 520. He's developed an automation type system using the Windows Phone APIs and wants to developer unlock his 520 so he can deploy his app. When he runs the Windows Phone Developer Registration tool , he gets a message that he must -set the correct date...
  • Blog Post: Mistletoe Kiss Me released for Win8 and WP8

    Forgot to buy some MistleToe? Inspired by my new Dell Venue Pro 8, the perfect device to hold over my head with a Mistletoe app running on it, I'm happy to announce the release of "MistleToe Kiss Me" for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Download your app via the links below and give it a run. Simply...
  • Blog Post: From Florida? Publish any Windows or Phone Apps to the store this past 12 Months?

    Each year, on June 30 our fiscal rolls over and a new year starts. So I'm in my 'reflective' mood. I know there were a bunch of apps produced from Florida. But who and what? That's really not public. So I'm asking for a "role call". In Florida and published apps? Post a comment with your App Name, the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Training Kit - April 2013 Update

    The updated Windows Phone 8 Training Kit is live! http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38782 This kit contains 20 Hands-On Labs and a set of 6 presentations that can be used to drive code camps or for general training purposes. HANDS ON LABS include: Hello Windows Phone Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: IDFLinkable 2013-04-13 : Views from the fish fry

    Links and apps and Florida flavor I’ve found interesting since the last time I posted this! GENERAL Construct2 GitHub Repository for C2 templates by Jim O'Neil - https://github.com/jimoneil/Construct-2 Functional Programming in Csharp - free ebook - by Oliver Storm - http://it-ebooks.info/book/1419/...
  • Blog Post: Superscript / subscript in XAML

    If it takes more than 5 minutes to write up and wasn’t easy to “bing” then its something that should be blogged for SEO purposes later in my life, as my memory fades, and I need to find things again! Recently I was asked how to super and subscript in XAML using TextBlocks. My...
  • Blog Post: Game Dev Conf 2013 Announcements for Windows Phone

    Lots of goodness at GDC last week.  Here’s a couple high level links to get you going….  Remember, if you’re got writing #windowsphone apps, you can get $100 per via Keep the Cash - http://dfwiki.devfish.net/dotneterati.Contests.ashx?HL=contests Also, sign up for http://www.dvlup.com and get...
  • Blog Post: IDFLinkable 18 March 2013

    EVENTS Legal Hackathon Miami - May 10-11 - http://mobileappjdmia.eventbrite.com/# - Native code (aka Win8 or Winphone ) counts as "other" WEB ASP.NET and Web 2012.2 Update - from da gu - http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2013/02/18/announcing-release-of-asp-net-and-web-tools-2012-2-update...
  • Blog Post: IDFLinkable 11 Feb 2013

    WINDOWS 8 Making it easier for your tester - http://michaelstark.azurewebsites.net/?p=1511%3Ftitle%3DMaking+it+easy+on+your+tester Surface Pro - note the pen and usb 3.0 usage - take that evil fruitco - http://www.wpcentral.com/surface-pro-struts-its-stuff-video WINDOWS PHONE Making JSON Web Requests...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Toolkit for Windows Phone SDK 8

    Right after the release of the Windows Phone SDK 8.0, the Windows Phone Developer team has released the Windows Phone Toolkit for Windows Phone 8.0.  The toolkit is available from PhoneGap as NuGet package or as source code .  To download head over to http://phone.codeplex.com . Included are...
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