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I recently acquired a Samsung Focus Windows Phone 7 device from AT&T and wanted to share what I thought of it as an end-user. Before I get started, here are several of my write-ups for the Windows Phone 7. You may want to check out the second article titled: Hands-on WP7 Review of Prototype Hardware. From start to finish with the final version of Visual Studio Tools for Windows Phone 7 Hands-on : Windows Phone 7 Review on Prototype Hardware. Deploying your Windows Phone 7 Application to the actual ...
Over the years I have used a number of different types of phones. Windows Mobile, Blackberry, Nokia, and now Android. Until the Blackberry, which was my last phone (and I still have one issued from my office) I had never found a phone that “just worked” especially with email and messaging. The Blackberry did, and does, excel at those functions. My last personal phone was a Storm 1 which was Blackberry’s first touch screen phone. The Storm 2 was an improved version that fixed some screen press detection ...
Our project goal in 2010 was to push out the solved issues and a couple of features in the SharpBox library within a new release. I'm proud to announce that we achieved this goal on the last day of this year. Special thanks to our active project members Yury, Renald and Jay. The following list gives you a brief overview about the changes we did: Feature - The IFileSystemEntry exposes more attributes, e.g. size and modified data Feature - Add methods that accept file/directory as a string argument ...
November 13th, 2010 was the day I got my Windows Phone 7. It was an exciting day, a lot of anxiety too. Over a phone? Sadly, yes! Being a Zune Pass subscriber, it was something worth looking forward too, being a consultant that relies and works with Microsoft technologies and having the option of OneNote (without converters and such) on my phone was a great thing too. Has that changed over 45 days? No, not really. But I find myself at the very same place I was with my iPhone, I don’t really use the ...
Slowly but surely apps have been coming out for Windows Phone 7, I must admit that was my biggest concern on moving from the iPhone to the Windows Phone. Not the fact apps would come slowly, but when they would come. The iPhone side of things had very nice apps, and moving into a not so populated app landscape was an interesting thought. Anyway, yes there are apps I miss … but now it is one less! WordPress released the “for Windows Phone 7” app. Great experience and layout for the tool. If you are ...
I blogged last week about my experiences so far with my Samsung Focus on the Rogers network (phone is unlocked and branded AT&T). So far, so good, except for MMS – Multimedia messaging. In fact, nobody who’s using an unlocked Focus on a different network seems to be able to get this working. My buddy Colin did some digging and even contacted Samsung’s support account on Twitter. Here’s the horrendous response: Over at WPCentral they have an article talking about this issue, and they mention that ...
I had a whole blog post written up on the evils of Telus and how the “largest 3G network in Canada” doesn’t even run through two of the central provinces – Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Then I found out that they actually are 3G in SK and have the Windows Phone 7 devices listed as “coming soon”, so it would seem that Manitoba is the only province left out. Fine. Whatever. But that still leaves us with an interesting landscape here in Canada. We have three carriers committed to WP7 devices at launch: ...
I deal in user experience. At the core, I’m a developer. If you want to label me, I would say that I specialize in front-end development, or the presentation layer. Generally speaking, when I talk about user experience development I get the following assumptions being made: I’m a designer, and ultimately live and die by the words of my master Adobe Photoshop, but dabble a bit in software development I only see user interfaces and usability. Meaning, when it comes to anything outside making UIs look ...
If you are one of the numerous PDC10 attendees moving your iPhone SIM to your free LG-E900 Windows Phone 7, and you're on AT&T, you may have noticed the minute you lost WiFi coverage your data stopped as well. If you read through the paperwork that comes with the phone there was a quick little note that says "you may need to manually configure your APN setting." Well that was an important hint to getting your Windows Phone 7 up and running with data on AT&T. To updates the APN do the following ...
I spent a few hours today and hacked, and I do mean hacked, together a quick iPhone App to consume the OData feed for PDC 2010. Since the turnaround is way to quick to push something like this through the app store, I've pushed to code up to github for anyone to download and play with. You can access it at: http://github.com/oofgeek/P... I will in no way claim that this code is good, that it manages memory well or does anything other than "work". But if you're heading to PDC10, and ...
I came up with many different titles for this post but I think nothing can reflect the simplicity and the elegance of the two words “Hello World”. If you are following me on Twitter (@azamsharp) then you might have noted that my tweets have drastically changed from highly technical to plain poop. On October 22nd I became the fatha, I mean ferger, I mean father (Joke from Austin Powers Gold Member). Many people have asked me how does it feel to become a dad I always answer with the following: “I feel ...
In this Issue: Sigurd Snørteland, Colin Eberhardt, Andrea Boschin, Jesse Liberty, Shawn Wildermuth, Andrew Tokeley, Jeff Blankenburg(-2-), Kunal Chowdhury(-2-), and Martin Krüger. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Better Silverlight 4.0 Installation and Upgrade Experience" Andrew Tokeley "Developing a Lookless Silverlight Gauge Control (part 2)" Colin Eberhardt WP7: "31 Days of Windows Phone | Day #21: Silverlight Toolkit for Windows Phone" Jeff Blankenburg Lightswitch: "Beginners Guide to Visual Studio ...
My notes from a session at Digital Hollywood in Santa Monica. SPEAKERS: John Penny – EVP Strategy and Business Development at Starz Entertainment Curt Marvis – President of Digital Media at Lionsgate John Calkins – EVP Global Digital and Commercial Innovation at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Hardie Tankersley – VP Innovation at Fox Broadcasting Company Paul Yanover – EVP and Managing Director of Disney Online Ira Rubenstein EVP Global Digital Media Group at Marvel Entertainment – Moderator In ...
Content Reinvention with the Next Generation of Tables, eReaders, and Mobile Devices My notes from this session at Digital Hollywood: Speakers: Sarah Lumbard – Sr. Director, Product Strategy and Development / NPR Digital Media Bill Jensen – Director of New Media / Village Voice Media Mark Ghuneim – CEO / Wiredset Lee Shirani - Google Richard Gingras – CEO / Salon Russell P. Reeder – CEO / LibreDigital – Moderator How to get content to audiences to successfully using these new devices. That is what ...
Communication, Games and Commerce in Mobile, Social Media, Broadband & Music Another session at the Digital Hollywood conference. Here are my notes from the session. Speakers: Stephanie Bohn – VP Marketing / Warner Bros. Digital Distribution Sean Nolan – VP Online Operations and External Online Marketing / Rodale – Men’s Health, Running World, etc. Jennifer Cooper – Founder and Principle / Rocket Spark Media Paul Lee – Head of Digital Ventures / Playboy Sun Jen Yung – Managing Dirctor Headwaters ...
I wanted to take some time off from my usual (or less than usual) technology blog to post a review of my road bike, the Trek 7.7 FX. I wanted to wait and get some miles on the road before posting any type of review to ensure I’m not in some sort of honeymoon period with the bike. My goal was to post the review after 100 miles, but I am happy to say that tonight, I crossed 200 miles! Before getting into the specifics of the bike itself, let me tell you how I got here. I knew I needed to do something ...
Where do you find 800+ technology geeks talking in binary? Yes you are right Houston Techfest 2010. I was fortunate enough to attend the Houston Techfest 2010 hosted at University of Houston on October 9 2010. Fortunate, because I got permission from my wife, she is pregnant and due in a week. I presented two sessions on the following topics: 1) NOSQL Using MongoDb 2) Introduction to iPhone Game Programming One of the good question asked in MongoDb session was how to access the nested collection ...
Just finished watching the Windows Phone 7 launch event that streamed live from NYC this morning. Was a great event that really set the stage for the platforms launch next month. My general thoughts are that the platform looks very promising and Microsoft is definitely leveraging lessons learned from Apple and Google’s phone offerings as well as the various platforms that they’ve developed (.NET, Silverlight, XNA, Zune, etc.). Of course, until people actually get their hands on the devices and put ...
In this Issue: Joost van Schaik, Rudi Grobler, AfricanGeek, Mike Talbot, Jeff Blankenburg, Shawn Wildermuth, and Victor Gaudioso. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Automatic Grid Layout for Silverlight" Mike Talbot WP7: "On Design Paradigms for Windows Phone 7" Shawn Wildermuth Shoutouts: Victor Gaudioso has posted Video of my two day Sharing in the Light Silverilght/Blend/Visual Studio Course in Dallas Jesse Liberty posted his latest Yet Another Podcast Show #4 – iPhone to Windows Phone 7 Development ...
La primera tarea en la preparación para un despliegue BPOS es garantizar la compatibilidad de la plataforma con todos los dispositivos cliente. En cuanto al software, el sistema operativo es bastante simple: Windows XP (Professional o Tablet Edition, tanto SP2), Windows Vista (Business, Enterprise, Ultimate o Home, todos los Service Pack 1), o MacOS X 10.5. Para aquellos curiosos sobre el manejo de dominio utilizando Vista Home, BPOS no sincroniza sus credenciales con el Dominio de Windows, conservando ...
It is that time of the year again! No not all you can eat at IHop! I am talking about Houston Techfest 2010 on October 9th 2010 at University of Houston. I have to admit that I have attended all the Techfest events in Houston and every year it gets better and better. If you have not registered then register now using the link below: Register for Houston Techfest 2010 I am presenting two topics at Techfest and here are the details of the sessions: NOSQL Using MongoDb In this session Mohammad Azam ...
In this Issue: Rudi Grobler, Paul Patterson, Dragos Manolescu, Rob Tiffany, Mike Snow, Gergely Orosz, Jesse Liberty(-2-), Kirupa Chinnathambi, Alex Knight, and Nigel Sampson. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Yet Another Podcast Show #3 – John Papa on MVVM and Patterns" Jesse Liberty WP7: "Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Building a WCF REST + JSON Service" Rob Tiffany Training: "Microsoft Lightswitch - A Data Driven Approach" Paul Patterson Shoutouts: Tim Heuer attempts to help in your Understanding ...
I was lucky enough to be nominated to receive the Windows Phone 7 from a representative at Microsoft. The phone that was given to me was the LG GW910. Please note that this phone is not mine, it’s going back in a couple of weeks. The review of the phone below is my personal opinion. Keep reading to find out if I’m actually going to buy one and to see other screen shots. Back to the phone, the first thing that I did was remove the sim card from my iPhone 3G and drop it into the WP7. It immediately ...
The IPhone browser (and some other browsers/email clients/plugins) will automatically detect phone numbers and style them. This automatic styling might not look so hot, so its best to always explicitly style phone numbers yourself, if possible. Here’s the basic method: <a href=”tel:555-555-5555” class=”phone_number”>555... The “phone_number” css class should have, at a minimum in my opinion: .phone_number:link,visited,... { color:#5399d4; font-size:15px; font-family: ...
Couple of weeks ago I gave myself a challenge. The challenge was that I have to write a complete iPhone application in 1 week. I had no prior iPhone development experience so I thought it would be fun and educational at the same time. I had couple of app ideas but since my first baby is due in October I thought I would make something that my baby can use. My wife and I came up with ABC Pop. An educational alphabet learning game. The basic idea of the game is that the user will pop the bubble that ...
In this Issue: Michael Washington, Jeff Wilcox, Erik Mork(-2-), Jesse Liberty(-2-), Morten Nielsen, Josh Smith, Mohamed Mosallem, and Jose Fajardo. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Consuming resources from external assemblies in Silverlight 4 " Josh Smith WP7: "Using an image as a mask so that WP7 theme’s are honoured " Jose Fajardo Shoutouts: Jeremy Likness has posted his Intro to MVVM: Slides and Sample Code from his presentation at the Atlanta Silverlight Meetup group. Mark Tucker has a video up ...
In this Issue: Brett Balmer, Kirupa Chinnathambi, David Anson, Jesse Liberty, Mohamed Mosallem, René Schulte, Mahesh Sabnis, Aaron Stannard(-2-), Rudi Grobler(-2-), and Michael Washington. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Reading Excel File in Silverlight 4.0 - COM Programming " Mahesh Sabnis WP7: "Creating custom DatePicker/TimePicker experiences is easy with the Windows Phone Toolkit " David Anson Training: "Creating custom DatePicker/TimePicker experiences is easy with the Windows Phone Toolkit " ...
In this Issue: Titan, Brad Tutterow, Paul Patterson, Ryan Alford, James Ashley, priozersk(-2-), Jay Kimble, Rishi, Harry Fairhead, Dave Campbell, Chris Rouw, and Jesse Liberty. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "iPhone to Windows Phone 7: Lists and Details " Jesse Liberty WP7: "Implementing Picker Box functionality on WP7 " priozersk Lightswitch: "Microsoft LightSwitch – Send an Email from LightSwitch" Paul Patterson Shoutouts: Jesse Liberty announced The Great Silverlight Competency Test – #4 Dan Wahlin ...
In this Issue: Szilárd Szakács, Michael Washington, Mike Taulty(-2-), Chris Koenig, Tim Heuer, Kranthi Kiran Gullapalli, David Anson, Mohamed Mosallem, Michael Crump, Dan Wahlin. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "MVVM so easy a n00b can do it (Silverlight4) " Michael Crump WP7: "DeferredLoadListBox (and StackPanel) help Windows Phone 7 lists scroll smoothly and consistently " David Anson Lightswitch: "A LightSwitch Home Page " Michael Washington Shoutouts: Jesse Liberty has a ** DRAFT ** Community Comment ...
In this Issue: Ben Wintringham, XNA Creators Club(-2-), Sony Arouje, John Papa, Mike Ormond, Microsoft(-2-), Jaana Metsamaa(-2-), Todd Knudsen, Jeremy Likness. Above the Fold: Silverlight: "Design-Time Friendly ViewModels with MEF " Jeremy Likness WP7: "XNA from Silverlight on Windows Phone 7 – Saving Pictures " Mike Ormond Training: "Create Games for Windows Phone 7 " XNA Creators Club Shoutouts: Charles Petzold will be presenting on WP7 in New York on October: Author news: Charles Petzold presenting ...
While building our mobile app I came across a few valuable resources for some of the specific issues I was facing, I thought I'd share those in case others were looking for similar info. Customized Color Progress Bar iPhone This one probably violates all UI rules defined by Apple, but we were looking to change the color of the progress bar for our app based on certain values. As the bar filled up, we wanted it to change to red so the user could quickly see while driving that is represented a different ...
In this Issue: Emiel Jongerius, PostVision, Mike Taulty, Jesse Liberty, Laurent Duveau, Phil Middlemiss, Xianzhong Zhu, pauliom, Sudhindra Kovalam(-2-), and Alexander Viken. Shoutouts: The Silverlight Blog announced the release of a new WCF RIA Services (Silverlight QuickStart) John Papacreated a stir yesterday with his Top 10 Silverlight Blogs ... thanks for the shoutout John!! Jesse Liberty posted The Great Silverlight Competency Test – 3 From SilverlightCream.com: Datagrid: support for grouping ...
Long ago, in the mid and late-90s, the mobile device market was a bit different from today’s. Palm led the PDA category, with monochrome devices that operated offline, until the Palm VII and its ultra-slow Internet service came out. The Palm VII was all the rage amongst early-adopters…I even bought the erstwhile publisher of Visual Studio Magazine’s predecessor one and shipped it to him, because they were available in New York, but not in the Bay Area, where he was. Then a Canadian company called ...
In this Issue: Phil Middlemiss Justin Angel, Kunal Chowdhury, Emiel Jongerius, Microsoft, Channel 9, András Velvárt, Timmy Kokke, Microsoft Expression Blog, Jesse Liberty, and Jeremy Likness. Shoutouts: Jeff Weber announced Farseer Physics Engine 3.0 RELEASED, has a link to it and information about it. Jesse Liberty has posted The Great Silverlight Competency Test – Part 1 Chris Koenig announced Sharing the Light – Silverlight Development with Expression Blend... DFW Silverlight training with Victor ...
Over the past few months I had the great opportunity to tackle the challenge of learning both the iPhone and Android mobile platforms for the first time as a developer. I had used both previously as a consumer, so it was interesting to finally get a chance to jump in with both feet for a work project. I have been focused on .NET development in C# for the past 8 years, but originally cut my teeth on unmanaged C & C++ during the 90's, along with a smattering of Java development for college courses ...
One of the biggest features that I always heard about with the iPhone is it has an App for everything. Must suck to be an iPhone developer right about now with everything having been created already. Sure looks like it’s a great time to get in on building Apps for Windows Mobile or more specific the Windows Phone 7 device even. In fact you only have to visit the Mobile App Match site to learn what people want and what some of the Devs are creating even. I think this site can be a great source of ...
In no particular order, here are the technologies with which I wish to dabble/learn/master. Silverlight Windows Phone 7 Windows Embedded (in a strictly hobbyist, build your own pet dog, approach) MEF Rx (Reactive Extensions) Parallel Programming Web Design (my skills are way out of date, like the HTML 5 spec!) Though I have never been diagnosed with anything, I suffer from an incessent lack of focus. Call it what you will... ADD, ADHD, Shiny Key Syndrome... it sucks. It makes an evening that could ...
In a recent podcast Scott Hanselman accurately, and delicately, exposed some of the weaknesses of NHibernate. Scott focused on the difficulty of getting started with NHibernate, referring to the number of assemblies required, and on the oversupply of choice that plagues the NHibernate user, such as with mapping and query options. The best products require a strong leader, with a singular vision and clear purpose. In contrast, NHibernate appears to have been assembled by a committee divided by space, ...
In the past few months I've had the great opportunity to learn both the iPhone and Android platforms for an App we built for my 9 to 5 job. This was a great new chance to learn brand new languages and frameworks after 8 years of living in the Microsoft world. I'll get to more of the specifics in later posts. In order to validate some of our platform decisions and the choice to move toward mobile development I did some research and came across some amazing stats. According to CITA (the wireless trade ...
The Cloud Storage Programming Interface SharpBox compiles and runs on the Apple platfom iOS based on the MonoTouch project of Novell. All what you need will be a Macintosh, the iPhone SDK, Mono, MonoDevelop and MonoTouch. Being a member of the Apple iPhone developer program is also necessary ...
En el artículo anterior se definieron los conceptos de la Nube y Cloud Computing, y se repasó rápidamente la evolución de tecnologías que favorecieron el surgimiento de dicho paradigma. En el presente artículo se definirán los diferentes conceptos “*aaS” relacionados con el concepto de cloud computing (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc.). SaaS digamos que ya es un término hasta cierto punto conocido, pero ¿y los demás? Eso es lo que se aclarará en este artículo. Los servicios de computación en la Nube, así como ...
[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... In my previous post, Cloud Services and Command-Query Separation: Part 2, I walked through a sample Command-Query Separated service bus solution using readily available cloud services for communication. In this one, I'll look at some of the implications of shifting systems integration to the cloud, compared to an on-premise ESB. The focus here is mainly on Amazon Web Services, but I'll cover Azure with a dedicated sample project. Cost & Non-Functional ...
Iphone5 latest design. This should be a free add-on, no arguing about how to hold your iPhone then ...
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The past few months I've been working in objective-C since I've been doing some contract iPhone development work. I actually really like the platform. iOS is pretty fun to code for. However, it can also be incredibly frustrating--especially coming from using Visual Studio and C#. One of the things that stopped me for a while was that I noticed that my views were not being properly unloaded in a UINavigationController setup. Whenever I popped the view, I noticed that the retain count on it stayed ...
An article was published at JupiterJS.com (titled “JavaScript vs Silverlight”) arguing that JavaScript is better than Silverlight. Unfortunately, there is no way to post comments on that page (weird, really) so I decided I would post my answer here. Read the rest of this entry » ...
On Wednesday, Microsoft announced that their short-lived social networking-oriented phone, Kin, was being discontinued. I’m glad. In a post I wrote over a month ago, I implored Steve Ballmer to kill the product. I didn’t just do that because Kin 1 and 2 received terrible reviews; I had other reasons to distrust this product’s efficacy. The Kin team has been led by Roz Ho, whose title has been Corporate Vice President, Premium Mobile Experiences. During the development cycle for Kin, a.k.a. Project ...
I have to admit to a certain degree of puzzlement regarding the uproar over the new iPhone 4’s alleged reception issues. ( First, I have to qualify this and say that I don’t own an iPhone and have not personally experienced the problem.) However, from a technical standpoint, I’m not sure why anyone can be shocked that when they cross and short two antennas the results can less than optimal. As the antenna are integrated into the sides of the phone, anyone placing a conductive material across both ...
If you're anything like me you managed to fill that 16gb iPhone in no time. I tried deleting what I wasn't using anymore but that didn't get me very far, there's no procedure on the iPhone to sort by size so I couldn't see what was taking up all the space. Unfortunately TreeSize isn't an available app but this trick will help you find whatever apps are taking the most space on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and remove them. 1. Sync your device with your PC 2. Click Apps in the left menu 3. Change ...