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  • Blog Post: Behind the Scenes with the Domino’s Phone App

    We caught up with the team at Future Platforms who built the Domino’s Pizza app for Windows Phone and asked them all about how they designed, built and tested their app.  They also go into some detail on how they have implemented NFC and voice activation. Where does the story start? In 2012 Domino...
  • Blog Post: DIDLR at the guardian mobile business summit – from mobile platforms to mobile consumers

    Rich Holdsworth, co-founder and CEO of Wapple , creators of DIDLR spoke at the Guardian Mobile Business Summit 2012 on how developers and publishers can provide experiences that adapt to consumers across every web platform. See a live demonstration of DIDLR on a Windows Phone; showcasing the cross-platform...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Getting started with Windows Azure Mobile Services

    Traditionally, connecting apps on devices such as Windows Phone with data in the cloud could be a headache, with the process becoming more complicated if we wanted to make the data available to other platforms such as IOS. In the later stages of 2012 though, the Windows Azure team released a preview...
  • Blog Post: Event: Solving Mobile App Payments With Digital Wallet Foundry

    A day to think, a week to design – realise your idea for a wallet application in one week. With expert help on everything from coding to agile project development to business planning.  Sanity check your ideas (or conceive a new one) with help from thought leaders and industry experts. If you’re...
  • Blog Post: Event: New Jump Start for Developers! Build Windows Phone 8 Apps. Register Now.

    Some of you in the mobile space may have heard recently that MVP Andy Wigley recently joined Microsoft UK as an evangelist and he is already making his mark. We are thrilled to announce a new Jump Start for developers focused on building apps for Windows Phone 8. This special live online course is scheduled...
  • Blog Post: Top Tip: MediaTable – a jQuery plug-in for responsive tables

    In working with a GridView or table such that it displays reasonably on mobile devices, I’ve been using the media query breakpoints to hide specific columns, and have a label which only shows below the mobile portrait breakpoint , saying that more detail is displayed in landscape view. I’ve since come...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe: Enterprise Mobility Insights by Rob Tiffany

    Whist I was at TechEd Europe I armed myself with my trusty video camera and attempted to track down some of the interesting speakers that were wondering around the stands during the sessions.  Being quite into mobile I immediately recognised Rob Tiffany and managed to grab six minutes of his precious...
  • Blog Post: Top Tip: Responsive multi-level site navigation

      Ian Haynes has sent in a great Friday Top Tip to share with you all.  I’m thinking maybe we will have a regular top tip Friday.  What do you think? It’s fairly easy to create a responsive single level menu but I recently needed to have a multi-level menu that would work on mobile devices...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Development–Mike Ormond’s Articles of the Week

    by Mike Ormond Excellent write up from ScottH that details how he built his first Windows Phone app and includes links to lots of great libraries / tools / frameworks to accelerate the development process (and even create a website for your app). “ From Concept to Code in 6 hours: Shipping my...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Camp UK Continues in Bristol & London

    Registration is now open for the 2012 edition of the Windows Phone Camp (powered by Tech.Days UK). The Windows Phone Camps are learning events which will show you how to learn and build Windows Phone apps. You can work on your own projects with assistance from our Windows Phone MVPs, network with...
  • Blog Post: Control your phone through your clothes with PocketTouch

    Ever been in a meeting and wished the world would swallow you up at the sound of your phone blasting out Starship’s “We Built This City” at the most inopportune moment? We’ve all been there but now, thanks to the guys over at Microsoft Research , there might be something we can...
  • Blog Post: PDC10 round up – a guest post by Andrew Sinclair

    I'd originally incorrectly pegged this post to Mike Ormond - apologies to Andrew and Mike. Perhaps I'm still suffering from post-PDC10 tiredness... This week’s MSDN Flash features a PDC10 round up by Andrew Sinclair – a valiant effort given Andrew wasn’t there in person but took...
  • Blog Post: Targeting multiple platforms with the cloud – a guest post by Martin Beeby

    This week’s MSDN Flash article is from fellow DPE colleague Martin Beeby who talks about the challenges of building mobile applications optimised for particular platform capabilities. Find Martin on Twitter at @thebeebs . Targeting multiple platforms with the cloud The current state of the mobile market...
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