Backstage @ Robotics

Just some interesting stuff from my tour in Microsoft.

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  • Blog Post: Clarification: Submitting Apps to additional regions through Marketplace

    We presented a session at TechEd Australia yesterday about Windows Marketplace for Mobile and we took many questions from all the interested developers in the audience. One of the questions was about the cost for submitting your application for sale in additional countries. Here’s the answer we gave...
  • Blog Post: GoMaps Indoor Navigation

    This has always been a problem for Microsoft (or any big company). we have so many buildings and rooms in our campus, sometimes it’s a chore to locate a meeting room or a person you’d like to meet. We have to work in 10-15mins of travel time before and after meetings just to ensure we arrive...
  • Blog Post: Marketplace will be available on WM6.0 and WM6.1 devices :)

    I’m sure you’ve heard about the announcements we made today, if not, here’s a summary : Application Submission Opens on July 27th: Windows Marketplace will open for application submissions from 29 supported countries July 27th. Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 Support: Windows Marketplace will be available...
  • Blog Post: Omniano “The Band” for" Windows Mobile

    Ever wished you could use your mobile device to play musical instruments? Check it out! it’s a Piano, a Flute and a Drum Kit all in one app. Watch the video demo here :   Someone named Sheon from Korea made this and released it on his blog . Make sure you download and install v1 ( http://sheon.tistory...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Tool Kit released on MSDN!

    * CLARIFICATION * This is NOT the full SDK. This tool kit complements the actual Windows Mobile 6 SDK that you can download from here : http://bit.ly/CBHWc Woohoo! it’s finally done!! The Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Tool Kit adds documentation, sample code, header and library files, emulator...
  • Blog Post: Kinoma Releases new update with Social features

    adding support for Twitter and Facebook status update support. Checkout the new list of features :   Cross-social sharing – Kinoma Play’s unique approach to supporting social media services and social networks breaks down the barriers between them and is key to its “share everything with everybody...
  • Blog Post: Twikini 1.0 released, now with special pricing for starving bloggers!

    CJ just pinged me to let me know Twikini has hit v1.0 and it’s final. Woohoo! here are the new updates in v1. Official version 1.0 (May 20, 2009) New: Added Public timeline. Now you can read tweets from total strangers! New: Fast account switching - now you can quickly switch between multiple Twitter...
  • Blog Post: Smackdown Setlist

    Thanks everyone for coming to the Smackdown at TechEd 2009 today. as promised, here’s the list of applications that we showed off. Live Mesh Kinoma Spb Mobile Shell 3.0 Spb TV Fart Machine Eduify Facebook Mobile Mobile Manager for Netflix Dasher Pocketwit Internet Explorer Mobile (not available for download...
  • Blog Post: Official Facebook App for Windows Mobile

    Now available! Go download it quick! http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-us/downloads/facebook.mspx   Direct Link : http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/8/C/98C5A4DF-1C12-421F-9384-34C5360E8736/Facebook_v1.0.0.7.CAB  
  • Blog Post: Text Input with one finger and no clicking : Dasher

    This came though a Facebook post by Vittorio Bertocci and it’s fascinating! it’s a form of typing without having to click or type anything using just one finger. You navigate through “books” of letters in sequence allow you to write a sentence by navigating through letters. checkout the video here :...
  • Blog Post: Twikini – Latest Twitter app for Windows Mobile

    Adding a another twitter app to my Top 5 list . #7: Twikini ( http://www.trinketsoftware.com/twikini/ ) CJ from Trinketsoftware is a master developer. he churns out apps amazingly quick and his latest is Twikini. it’s a very lightweight, simple, yet powerful twitter application for Windows Mobile devices...
  • Blog Post: Application Updates on Marketplace, are now free :)

    Most of you must have heard about the news today about what we’re announcing at CTIA. Here’s a quick summary: Designer Themes, working with Isaac Mizrahi and others. Online theme editor Application partners – Gameloft, Facebook, Myspace, Accuweather Marketplace Refunds Marketplace Carrier...
  • Blog Post: Oh and about the Marketplace thing…

    Good news coming soon. :) follow @wmdev for updates.
  • Blog Post: Stylus be gone!

    This is how I roll these days. In order to ensure I do my part to make our products better, I've decided to toss out my stylus and survive on using my finger. That way, i) I won’t get confused anymore which I should be using, and ii) I feel every little nuance of using the finger to operate my phone...
  • Blog Post: Geez! Talk about FUD

    Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. this is what OUR community is doing to us these day. I wonder how someone who claims he’s respectable can connect two completely unrelated sources of information into something negative towards Microsoft. Read : http://msmobiles.com/news.php/8126.html   What does a marketing...
  • Blog Post: Pick a fantasy app and win a Fuze

    The Internet Geek Girl is running a quick voting exercise around the Fantasy Apps activity at #SXSW recently. Go over to her blog to find out more details and vote away. You might just win an AT&T Fuze device.
  • Blog Post: Mobile Forensic Equipment & Software

    As more and more people start living off their mobile devices and depend on them for  their lively hood, both good and bad, there is a necessity in certain cases to protect the innocent and to prosecute the guilty. Here’s a list of companies that provide mobile forensic solutions today: XRY/XACT...
  • Blog Post: Top 5 Windows Mobile Twitter Apps

    Actually there are only five that I know off (so they’re all top!) and one homescreen plugin, but I thought the title makes it sound nice ;) #1: TinyTwitter ( http://www.tinytwitter.com/ ) Features: Very functional, GPS,  quick. #2: Pocketwit ( http://code.google.com/p/pocketwit/ )   Features...
  • Blog Post: Do you have a fantasy application? we do!

    Have you ever thought about a cool mobile application? Have you wished that your phone was a phaser? maybe a visual caloric recognizer? or even a Universal Translator? At SXSW Interactive, The Internet Geek Girl will be conducting video interviews with nine famous bloggers to find out what their fantasy...
  • Blog Post: Samsung launches Innovator Program for Windows Mobile

    Just got this ping from Samsung about launching their developer program for Windows Mobile.   For registration and more information about the program, please visit their website: http://innovator.samsungmobile.com Follow them on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MobileInnovator or on Facebook: http:/...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Incubation Week announced

    Brian Hoskins from our Emerging Business Team just announced the birth of the Incubation Week for mobile development companies. This is a week long, deep dive, hands on, fully assisted workshop to help startup companies get started in building applications for Windows Mobile for distribution. checkout...
  • Blog Post: What’s my phone style?

    According to http://www.whatsmyphonestyle.com/ my contacts are my fortune. I think that’s pretty accurate. The suggested phones are not unfortunately ;) in fact, I'm actually a Treo Pro / Star Trek person. checkout my Top 5 : Top Five Best Windows Mobile Devices What style are you?
  • Blog Post: Want some MyPhone beta invites?

    We love Twitter! We’re using Twitter a lot these days, so here are some twitter accounts where you can try to get invites to the MyPhone beta. MSMyPhone – The My Phone product team has been tweeting codes throughout the week. windowsmobile – The Windows Mobile Consumer Team will be releasing 15 codes...
  • Blog Post: Want free games for Windows Mobile?

    The Windows Mobile Developer Team is giving away free games to some cool WM games over at their Twitter account. Follow them here : http://www.twitter.com/wmdev Some games that they’re giving away are Guitar Hero 3, Texas Hold’em and more. here are the instructions once you get your code: http://www...
  • Blog Post: Scrub your contact list

    Ever since I started keeping my entire list of friends and acquaintances in my contacts list years ago, I haven’t actually sat down and reviewed the quality of the data that’s stored. Now thanks to the folks at Trinket Software , makers of really useful software for Windows Mobile, comes a free application...
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