Bumbershoot 2013 App for Windows Phone

Bumbershoot

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 … Read more Bumbershoot 2013 App for Windows Phone

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

The Meek Shall in Inherit the Smartphone World

Like the PC’s domination over Macs in decades past, low-cost devices for the masses will win the global smartphone war.  It won’t even be close. Most of the world population has to buy their device first, without the luxury of carrier subsidies.  This means devices with a lower hardware and software BOM cost will have the … Read more The Meek Shall in Inherit the Smartphone World

The Windows Phones have arrived!

Windows Phone

I’m pleased to announce that today we’re launching a new line of Windows® phones around the world that are available in a broad range of styles and prices. With a Windows phone, you can navigate easily with the touch of a finger and browse the Internet on a great mobile browser. You can also connect … Read more The Windows Phones have arrived!