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  • Blog Post: Windows 8 FlipView Looping Sample

    One of my customers asked me how to make a Windows 8 Xaml FlipView control that automatically loops.  After figuring out a technique that worked (adding duplicate items to be beginning and end of the FlipView.ItemsSource list).  I wanted to make an elegant way of packaging the solution. ...
  • Blog Post: How Zoetrope can Create Movies from other Apps

    When I was creating Zoetrope , I wanted to make it easy for other apps that work with images to take advantage of Zoetrope’s capabilities and create videos from those images.  There are two easy ways to do this with Zoetrope: using the file picker contract and using the share contract. File Picking...
  • Blog Post: Zoetrope: Create Motion from Pictures on Windows 8

    I just published Zoetrope a Windows Store app that makes it super easy to create movies from still photographs.  My inspiration for this app is seeing my boys build and play with LEGO and create adventures with their creations.  I wanted to make it easy for them to create movies with devices...
  • Blog Post: Authentic: a Connected Media Experience Player

    For the past year I have been working with the record labels (Sony Music, Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group) on building a new way of creating digital connected albums, called Connected Media Experience , or CME.    It is based on a zip package with an XML manifest and HTML, JavaScript...
  • Blog Post: Making a Great Snapped View for your Web Site on IE10 on Windows 8

    One of the great features of Windows 8 Metro Applications is the Snapped View where app developers create a 320px wide view of their app.  When the user snaps their app to the left or the right of the screen they can continue using their primary app while still having the secondary app visible in...
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