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  • Blog Post: The NZ Herald Windows Phone App

    Late last year SHIFT did a great job helping APN to update their mobile website http://m.nzherald.co.nz The website works great on Windows Phone but just not enough people know it exists or access it regularly. To tie in with the upcoming Nokia Windows Phone launches on Telecom and Vodafone in...
  • Blog Post: Nokia Lumia 800 Releasing in New Zealand… Why You Want One!

    I spent almost $1,000 NZD (after tax and import duty) ordering a Nokia Lumia 800 pre-Christmas from the UK. Since owning the Lumia it has become the greatest device I’ve ever owned (including my iPod touch, Kindle Fire and other Windows Phones) and I’ll get into the why very shortly. ...
  • Blog Post: Share Link Task with Metrotube and Windows Phone 7

    The LazywormApps team down in Christchurch are a Microsoft BizSpark Start-Up and are one of the most successful Windows Phone 7 development companies in New Zealand. In the first year their LazyTube application achieved 184,346 downloads. Since then after 4 months of design, development and testing they...
  • Blog Post: How to Navigate the HTML5 Video Maze

    I am constantly being asked by web developers how they can get started with HTML5 Video. My first question is normally: Why do you want to use it? What problem are you trying to solve? More often than not the answer comes back as: I want my video to play on mobile devices. When you break it...
  • Blog Post: Release an App for Windows Phone 7 in 7 Days for a Chance to Win a New HTC 7 Trophy Phone

    UPDATE: Congratulations to Arraybracket Limited – Fill ‘Er Up for winning the random draw! Thank you for everyone who entered the competition. A great selection of apps have been released as a result. The following 29 linked apps made it into the draw, there are currently 6 other applications...
  • Blog Post: The New Trade Me API and Windows Phone 7 Developer Competition

    Remember the post from Rowan Simpson from May 2007? Why doesn’t Trade Me have an API? At the end of this post Rowan asks: If we build it will they come? Are there enough developers in New Zealand to justify our effort in creating an API? How many people will actually use it? How many...
  • Blog Post: New Zealand Windows Phone 7 Dev Training Events

    This week Ben Gracewood, Chris Klug, Keith Patton and myself delivered three Windows Phone 7 developer training events in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. The agenda was packed with more than 5 1/2 hours worth of content and we met and interacted with more than 100 motivated kiwis dev looking to...
  • Blog Post: Calling Windows Phone 7 Developers in New Zealand

    Are you committed to building applications for the new Windows Phone 7 platform? This session is for committed developers that want to get a jump on the market and produce some of the early showcase Windows Phone 7 applications. The development story for Windows Phone 7 (Silverlight and XNA...
  • Blog Post: MIX10 Windows Phone 7 Content Overview

    The tools available at MIX 10 and for public download are a Community Technology Preview, while not feature complete, the tools release at MIX 10 ships with a robust set of functionality. The white papers provide guidance on architecture, development, as well as design. In addition there are code samples...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight IE8 Web Slice + Desktop Application + Windows Phone 7 Series

    In our hotel room after Day 1 of MIX Gus from NV Interactive and I had an hour to kill for dinner. 20 minutes later we’d managed to port the existing NZ Cricket Match Centre into a Windows Phone 7 Series application. After a touch of refactoring to handle orientation change events and a few tweaks around...
  • Blog Post: MIX10 Keynote – Windows Phone 7 Series Development

    As New Zealand wakes up on Tuesday 16th March the MIX 2010 keynote is wrapping up in Las Vegas. Watch the full keynote below: As I walk out of the keynote room I can’t help but feel pride for where Scott Guthrie has taken Windows Phone in one short year. This really was a reset of the platform and the...
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