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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How To
22nd July 2014

How to: Create a global ProgressIndicator for Windows Phone apps

As a quick introduction to the purpose of this and some future blog posts, I have received many emails and comments on YouTube videos from other students and developers around…
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Projects
22nd June 2014

Introducing PhysiHealth, a physiotherapy home exercise app

The PhysiHealth project has been floating around my website in both my blog and portfolio for nearly two years now but I've never stopped to actually talk about what it…
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Tips
24th March 2014

Packt Publishing offering Buy One Get One Free offer on their 2000 ebook collection

With the successful launch of Packt Publishing's 2000th book title 'Learning Dart', they have put on a buy one get one free offer that you don't want to miss out…
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Events
12th March 2014

Mad March Hack Update

Thank you to everyone who has shown an interest in the Mad March Hack (formerly Hull Uni Hackathon). I've some great news for you all and it is that the…
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Tips
8th March 2014

Teaching others to code with YouTube video tutorials

It may come as a surprise to many but I do have a YouTube channel that I am quite active on! Before I go into the details about it, let…
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How To
26th February 2014

How To: Connect a Windows Phone app to Microsoft Azure Mobile Services

In this first ever LIVE episode, I will show you the basics for connecting your Windows Phone application to Windows Azure and transferring data to the back-end SQL storage. (more…)
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Tips
10th January 2014

Nokia App Folders Released for All Lumia Devices

App Folders A feature that has been available on a select few other Windows Phone 8 mobile devices has now come to the Nokia Lumia range and this feature is…
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