Microsoft Band Tiles
How To
28th March 2015

Developing for Microsoft Band with WinRT – Band Tiles

In this post, I'm going to cover the basics of getting a new 3rd-party tile for your application onto the Microsoft Band with WinRT using the SDK. If you'd like…
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Cortana
How To
19th March 2015

How to: Get your apps Cortana ready

Cortana is now at the center of Windows Phone user's day-to-day lives and as we see more integration with Microsoft's other platforms, its going to be essential for developers to…
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Posting to your Facebook wall from your app
How To
8th February 2015

How to: Integrate Facebook Graph API in your universal Windows Phone app

A while ago, I posted a blog post which described how you could integrate a Windows Phone 8 Silverlight application with the Facebook Graph API. This is an update to…
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Windows Phone 8.1 Transitions
How To
7th January 2015

How to: Utilize page transition animations in universal Windows Phone apps

Windows Phone 8 developers will be familiar with having to either make their own page transitions or using third-party kits like WPToolkit or Telerik's RadControls to offer transition effects when…
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Windows Phone 8.1
How To
3rd January 2015

How to: Check for updates within your universal Windows Phone app

The Windows Phone store allows for automatic installation of updates as they become available but not all users want to allow their mobile device to update apps, especially if they…
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Q&A - Flyouts
How To
18th December 2014

How to: Implement flyouts in universal Windows Phone apps

Have you used flyouts in your Windows 8 apps before? Did you know that you can also leverage that code for your universal Windows apps across both platforms? Here’s how.…
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Silverlight to Universal Azure
How To
18th November 2014

How to: Handle Microsoft Azure authentication in universal Windows Phone apps

While not technically a question, a recently new Windows Phone developer asked me why his conversion to the Universal app model wasn't working with his previously working code in Silverlight.…
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Universal Screen Orientation
How To
21st October 2014

How to: Set your screen orientation in a universal Windows Phone app

Windows Phone 8 developers migrating to the universal runtime app model may notice some slight differences in the way that things are implemented. One in particular is screen orientation. (more…)
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Send text message from Windows Phone
How To
20th August 2014

How to: Send text messages from a universal Windows Phone app

This question was asked to me by a student developer from India who explained that he had just started developing and was looking to make his first app for the…
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How To
18th August 2014

Create a Windows Store and Windows Phone app using App Studio – Part 3

In this part, we are going to take a look at how you can add an RSS feed to your app, add custom HTML and providing Bing News. (more…)
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How To
13th August 2014

Create a Windows Store and Windows Phone app using App Studio – Part 2

In this part, we will be looking at how to add image based social networks to your application, how to add content from YouTube and how to collate data into a…
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How To
10th August 2014

Create a Windows Store and Windows Phone app using App Studio – Part 1

This is one topic that I get a lot of attention for as I created a YouTube video tutorial on how to create a Windows Phone app using the original…
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