uwp-migration
Tips
5th March 2016

Gotchas in porting Windows 8.1 apps to the Universal Windows Platform

As the Windows 10 OS has matured over the last year, businesses are looking to finally bring their applications over from Windows 8.1 to the new Universal Windows Platform and…
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Nokia Lumia 950 XL
Review
20th December 2015

A new Windows experience with the Lumia 950 XL and Microsoft Band 2

I've been rather lucky over the past months to get my hands on some of Microsoft's latest tech courtesy of the company I work for, Black Marble, including one of…
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Microsoft Band Health Application
How To
17th September 2015

Developing for Microsoft Band with WinRT – Indefinite Background Execution

In this post, I'm going to cover a more advanced version of the background execution code that I discussed in my previous Microsoft Band development post which looked at setting…
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Microsoft Band
How To
12th June 2015

Developing for Microsoft Band with WinRT ā€“ Background Execution

In this post, I'm going to cover the basics of getting your Band connected using a Background Task in a Windows Phone application. If you've not yet discovered the basics…
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Microsoft Band
How To
2nd March 2015

Developing for Microsoft Band with WinRT ā€“ Sensors

In this post, Iā€™m going to cover the basics of getting your WinRT (Windows Store and Windows Phone) apps reading the sensors from your Microsoft Band with the Microsoft Band…
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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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How To
17th January 2015

How to implement local storage in universal Windows apps

Those unfamiliar to Windows Store development will be both confused and relieved by the implementation of local storage in universal Windows apps. (more…)
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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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Microsoft Band
Review
6th January 2015

Microsoft Band review: All-in-one fitness smartband

The Microsoft Band took many by surprise when it was unveiled late last year. Although a smartwatch was rumoured for release, there were no leaked images nor was there any…
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Windows Apps On All Devices
How To
4th January 2015

How to use behaviors to bind to events on non-MVVM friendly controls

In this short tutorial on using the Behaviors SDK in your Windows Phone 8.1 application, I'm going to show you how you can quickly bring your app up to scratch…
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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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Windows 10 Family
Opinion
2nd January 2015

What Could We Expect From Windows 10 for Phone

One thing that Microsoft are keen to do with the next update for Windows is one platform for all devices. This means that the same operating system running on your…
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