Windows Phone Apps from Concept To Reality
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10 Dec 2012 1:49 PM
Design, UX, and Cool Things
iPad to Windows Store app: Design case study
(Bart Claeys and Qixing Zheng) – Frequently it’s not the technology that is standing in the way of porting a good app… it’s the UX.
Batch: 300+ free icons for interface design
– works great with
Modern UI. Free to use, but be a sport and donate if you can.
– a Microsoft Research project for developing apps on a tablet-style interface, build apps on devices for devices
(Jason Alderman) – Sketchnoting is the art of taking visual notes over simple text. The result is something closer to a comic and is a great way to enhance the readability and use of notes.
Microsoft Media Platform: Player Framework
– open source video player for Windows Phone, Windows 8, HTML5, Silverlight.
Windows Phone 8 Jump Start Videos
(Andy Wigley) – 21 videos delivering giant piles of information about the new features in Windows Phone 8
Sharing Code: Windows 8 and Windows Phone
(Matt Hidinger) – Great overview of the ways we can share code across Windows8 and Windows Phone
Basic Lens sample
– It says “basic” but it’s actually a pretty involved and comprehensive sample project of lens integration.
Speech-Enabling a Windows Phone 8 App with Voice Commands
(F Avery Bishop) – Voice Commands for Windows Phone 8 are a very cool and very powerful feature. Brings a lot of new functionality to the developer and a new way to interact with apps.
Install Apps From a microSD Card
Debugging an HTML5 Windows Phone App
– notes on doing real-time debugging for apps running in a WebBrowser control.
Geoposition Advanced Tracking Scenarios for Windows Phone 8
(Daniel Estrada Alva) – Includes how to use MovementThreshold so we can do updates when the user moves a certain distance.
Windows 8 in a Clinical Environment
– Not a “real” app, but a cool and inspiring implementation of Windows 8 design principles applied to a line-of-business clinical setting
Windows 8 Game Development using C#, XNA and MonoGame
(Tara Walker) – A big “missing piece” in my desire to do everything is being able to make simple games. I hope to dive into this and this is where I’ll start.
iOS Support with Windows Azure Mobile Services (Push Notifications)
(Scott Gu) – Mobile services on Azure is at the top of my list of things to play with more. That team is doing amazing work.
WCF, Windows Azure and Windows
Store (Nisha Singh) – A bit of a “back-to-front” walkthrough connecting a Windows 8 app to a solid Azure backend.
Code I Use (Tumblr)
Basic MVVM Model
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