The Internet of Things (IoT) Conversation

Just before COVID-19, we had a conversation with #IoT Pioneer and bestselling author Rob Tiffany. He’s a #technology executive, #digital strategist and U.S. Navy Submarine Veteran. We discuss his journey to #mobile, connecting IoT, using IoT to combat #climatechange, his #submarine days and much more!

IoT Coffee Talk – Episode 8: Low Code and No Code for IoT

Welcome to IoT Coffee Talk where we have a chat about all things #IoT #IIoT #DigitalTwins #EdgeComputing #Cloud #DigitalTransformation #5G #AI #Data over a cup of coffee with some of the industry’s leading business minds, thought leaders and technologists in a totally unscripted, organic format.

Reduce Business Risk by Migrating your Legacy Software to Modern, Secure Platforms and Programming Languages

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Businesses drag their feet when mobilizing line of business apps via legacy software migration thinking it’s cheaper to maintain a codebase than to rewrite for #mobile.

Proximity Sensors and Bluetooth in Windows Phone 8

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 … Read more Proximity Sensors and Bluetooth in Windows Phone 8

Network Communications in Windows Phone 8

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 … Read more Network Communications in Windows Phone 8

App to App Communication in Windows Phone 8

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 … Read more App to App Communication in Windows Phone 8

Using Phone Resources in Windows Phone 8

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 … Read more Using Phone Resources in Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8 Push Notifications

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 … Read more Windows Phone 8 Push Notifications

Windows Phone 8 Tiles and Lock Screen Notifications

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: … Read more Windows Phone 8 Tiles and Lock Screen Notifications

Windows Phone 8 Background Agents

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 … Read more Windows Phone 8 Background Agents

Windows Phone 8 Application Lifecycle

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 … Read more Windows Phone 8 Application Lifecycle

Files and Storage on Windows Phone 8

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 … Read more Files and Storage on Windows Phone 8