Using Windows Phone As Windows 7 Accelerometer Sensor

יום שבת, אוגוסט 13, 2011

I just had a cool idea! (actually I had it like 6 month ago, but bear with me). My idea involves mixing some of the features in Windows 7 with some of the features in Windows Phone 7, to create a glorious mix!   Windows 7 One of the new features in Windows 7 is the Sensor API which provides a standard interface for accessing sensors of various types, like accelerometer, etc.. I wrote in the past about how you can consume this API from a C# application using Windows API Code...
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Windows Phone Tutorial Published [HEB]

יום חמישי, אוגוסט 4, 2011

I've recently published a 41 chapters tutorial in Hebrew about developing application using Windows Phone. The tutorial is hosted on the great Hebrew developers community site: The tutorial is based on Windows Phone Mango and it teaches Windows Phone development from the first step, using Visual Studio 2010 Express, provided freely by Microsoft. Following is the index for all chapters: Introduction & Working Environment First Application XAML Language Setting Properties in XAML ...
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Sela Developer Days 2011 – Save the Date!

יום שישי, מאי 20, 2011

Sela Technology Center is proud to present Sela Developer Days 2011 which will be held on June 26-30. One stage - hottest topics - Israel and world lead experts. A rare opportunity to hear all about the next big things in our technological world. 25 full-day workshops 15 lead experts 5 days You can find the full agenda on the conference website. Although I recommend ALL the lectures, I believe my blog readers will most enjoy...
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Managing Tombstone State in a Windows Phone 7 Application

יום ראשון, מאי 1, 2011

Before we continue, I trust that you know exactly the meaning of tombstone state in a Windows Phone 7 application. If this is not the case, simply read Yochay’s great posts on the application execution model (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). Every Windows Phone 7 application needs to manages tombstoning correctly to provide a better user experience and pass the application certification requirements. When your application goes into tombstone state, it is your responsibility to save all the application and page state, so that when the page gets reloaded it can recover properly and...
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MIX 2011: Enhanced Push Notifications and Live Tiles for Windows Phone

יום שישי, אפריל 15, 2011

This session was delivered by Thomas Fennel, Program manager, from Microsoft. Thomas stated his session by showing what push notifications and tiles are. Push notification is how you can engage the user when your app is not on the foreground. Tiles are the squares on the Windows Phone home screen. Toast notifications – on the top. Tile notifications – most popular – includes data for count, title (of app or arbitrary string) and background image. Then, Thomas explained the normal architecture for a push notification application: Following...
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MIX 2011: Sensor and Camera Access in the Next Version of Windows Phone

This session was delivered by Mark Paley, Principal Lead Program Manager from Microsoft. The next version of Windows Phone will support a few new sensors, like Gyro and Compass sensors. Mark started the session by showing several camera and sensors demo. Some common usage scenario: Sudoku solver Barcode scanner Custom photo application etc. So, what sensors are supported? Accelerometer – standard on all windows phone devices, provides...
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MIX 2011: What’s New in the Windows Phone Developer Tools

יום חמישי, אפריל 14, 2011

This mini-session was delivered by Vibhor Agarwal, Senior Program Manager from Microsoft. Vibhor presented only the new Emulator enhancements and the new profiler provided in the next version of the developer tools. Some of the new emulator enhancements: Memory model improvements Media support for H.264, AAC Sensor support – Accelerometer and Location Vibhor showed a demo about the new accelerometer emulation: and new location emulation: Then, Vibhor presented how one can use the new...
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MIX 2011: Get Ready for Fast Application Switching in Windows Phone

This mini-session was delivered by Adina Trufinescu. The agenda for this session was: Application Resume User Experience Application Lifecycle Phone Resource Management Key Developer Scenarios Adina started by discussing the next version of Windows Phone, codenamed Mango, where there is much improvements in the area of returning to a previously active application. To take advantage of this in your application you will need to recompile your application against the new developers tools. Adina then explained...
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MIX 2011: Day 2 Keynotes Summary

Yet another post on MIX 2011 second day keynotes. The Keynotes started by Joe Belfiore presenting some information about how Windows Phone Updates are done. Specifically, Joe answered the common questions: Why the update came later than anticipated? (deployments bugs..) Who decides when to update? (MS and the operators) Joe stated that there are currently almost 13K apps in the Windows Phone market. The next edition of Windows Phone Ecosystem will support 16 additional languages and up to 35 countries will be...
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MIX 2011: Deep Dive MVVM

יום רביעי, אפריל 13, 2011

This session was delivered by Laurent Bugnion, the creator of MVVM Light. In this session Laurent talked about advanced MVVM topics that every WPF/SL developer face sooner or later. Laurent used a demo application an showed how to solve some common issues. For example, how can one share view-models between several different platforms (Silverlight / WP7), short answer: add shared files as links. Also discussed: what strategy should be used to create view-models and exposes them. Short answer: Either create them in advance and expose them as properties or generate them on the...
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