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Developing The Hullfire for Windows 8

By 15th December 2012 No Comments
The Hullfire for Windows 8

The Hullfire for Windows 8

It’s been quite a busy run up to the Christmas holiday with my girlfriends birthday, buying Christmas presents, and working at Seed. People must wonder how I have time to get my own development done. Well it’s quite simple. I implement little features in my own time and eventually I end up with a working project.

As you can see from the picture above, I am nearly there to completing the Windows 8 version of The Hullfire application. Hopefully it will pass store certification and be available soon. Like the Windows Phone 8 application, I will be releasing this in a basic form as mainly a reader. I will then add features into it. After working at Seed, you realise how useful working in a semi-agile way is.

I have also submitted a Windows Phone 7 / 7.5 version of The Hullfire app to the marketplace for all you non-upgraders out there.

A quick question to any Windows 8 developers out there, is there an easier way to check if a file exists within the apps local storage than this:

private async Task<bool> LocalDataExists(string filePath)
{
try
{
var folder = ApplicationData.Current.LocalFolder;
var file = await folder.GetFileAsync(filePath);
return true;
}
catch (FileNotFoundException ex)
{
return false;
}
}

Author James Croft

James is a .NET developer for Black Marble Ltd. with over 5 years app development experience in Microsoft platforms. He enjoys blogging, helping others learn to code, making YouTube videos, spending time with his girlfriend but most of all, penguins.

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