Tag: Visual Studio

SQLite WinRT for Windows and Windows Phone: Installation

SQLite WinRT for Windows and Windows Phone: Installation

| July 31, 2013 | 2 Comments

SQLite WinRT empowers Windows and Windows Phone developers to build mobile enterprise apps using Windows Runtime (WinRT) APIs to work with the world’s most popular mobile database. SQLite advantages include cross-platform (OS + Processor) support, speed, ACID reliability, and support for indexes, views, foreign keys, and triggers.  Developers of SQLite apps on iPhones, iPads and Android devices […]

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Bumbershoot 2013 App

Bumbershoot 2013 App

| July 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’m pleased to announce that my Bumbershoot 2013 app is available for download from the Windows Phone store to run on Windows Phone 8! Bumbershoot is North America’s largest urban arts festival that consistently draws artists representing the best in music, film, comedy, spoken word, dance, theatre, performance, and visual arts to Seattle every Labor […]

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Proximity Sensors and Bluetooth in Windows Phone 8

Proximity Sensors and Bluetooth in Windows Phone 8

| May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

During this video, Andy and I cover local communication with Windows Phone 8. After a Bluetooth overview, we show you how to use Bluetooth from an application, Near Field Communications (NFC), bump-to-connect, as well as the proximity API functionality. Be sure to check out previous Windows Phone 8 Jump Start videos from Rob and Andy: Introducing Windows Phone […]

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Network Communications in Windows Phone 8

Network Communications in Windows Phone 8

| April 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

During this video, Andy and I show developers how to leverage patterns for the asynchronous use of networking APIs in Windows Phone 8. Topics include WebClient, HttpWebRequest, Listener Sockets, Web Services, OData V3, Data Compression support, Simulation Dashboard, Data Sense and apps. Storing data in Skydrive, encryption and authentication are also covered. Accessing services running on localhost from […]

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App to App Communication in Windows Phone 8

App to App Communication in Windows Phone 8

| March 25, 2013 | 4 Comments

Learn all about app to app communication in Windows Phone 8. In this video, Andy and Rob demonstrate app to app communication in Windows Phone 8. Topics such as auto-launching with File and Protocol Associations (URI), launching apps to handle particular File Types, and launching one app from another are covered. Be sure to check […]

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Using Phone Resources in Windows Phone 8

Using Phone Resources in Windows Phone 8

| March 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

In this video, Andy and I demonstrate how to leverage a variety of Windows Phone 8 resources. Working with Launchers and Choosers, using Contacts and Calendars (SaveAppointment Task, Custom Contacts API), taking still images and manipulating video streams (Camera APIs,  lenses), working with the Windows Phone Microphone and Sensors (such as the Motion sensor) and working […]

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Windows Phone 8 Push Notifications

Windows Phone 8 Push Notifications

| January 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

During this video, Windows Phone 8 Push Notifications and server-initiated communications are discussed. Andy and Rob discuss the Push Notifications Infrastructure and demonstrate three kinds of notifications including: Raw, Toast and Tile, as well as Push Response Headers. Be sure to check out previous Jump Start videos from Rob and Andy: Introducing Windows Phone 8 […]

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Windows Phone 8 Tiles and Lock Screen Notifications

Windows Phone 8 Tiles and Lock Screen Notifications

| January 17, 2013 | 2 Comments

In this video, Andy and Rob teach developers about Live Tiles in Windows Phone 8. Topics include Local Tiles API, Updating Tiles from ShellTileSchedule, Updating Tiles from Background Agents, Lock screen notifications for Windows Phone, and Lock screen background for Windows Phone. Be sure to check out previous Jump Start videos from Rob and Andy: […]

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Windows Phone 8 Background Agents

Windows Phone 8 Background Agents

| January 13, 2013 | 2 Comments

Andy Wigely and I cover concepts during this video that will help ensure your apps have the best possible performance and battery life for the phone user. Topics such as Windows Phone task management, multi-tasking with background agents, updating tiles from a background agent, creating tasks in Visual Studio, File transfer tasks, and Background notifications […]

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Windows Phone 8 Application Lifecycle

Windows Phone 8 Application Lifecycle

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

During this video, Andy Wigley and I focus on key concepts like the Windows Phone 8 program lifecycle. You’ll learn about things like Launching and Closing, Deactivating and Activating, Dormant and Tombstoned applications and the Simulation Dashboard. Next, we discuss Idle Detection on Windows Phone and Detecting Obscured events, Fast Application Resume, Lifecycle design, and […]

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Files and Storage on Windows Phone 8

Files and Storage on Windows Phone 8

| December 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

This video covers new storage concepts for Windows Phone 8. The concepts covered in this video include accessing the Installation folder or the Local folder using the Windows Phone Runtime Windows.Storage APIs. Additionally, Andy and I focus on background file transfers, Special Folders (Shared/Media, Shared/ShellContent, Shared/Transfers), and exploring the local folder with ISET Using Removable […]

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Building Windows Phone 8 Apps

Building Windows Phone 8 Apps

| December 17, 2012 | 1 Comment

Now that you’ve learned how to design Windows Phone 8 apps from the previous video, it’s time to dive into the construction of these apps. This session provides developers with a comprehensive understanding of the key components required to build a Windows Phone 8 App, including Page Navigation, the Application Bar, building UI for multiple screen resolutions […]

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