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Thanks to Everyone Who Attended Our Talk at Microsoft India, Hyderabad

Thanks to everyone who attended our( Gautam and mine) talk on Getting Started with Windows Phone and Store application on June 18, Tuesday as part of the Readiness training at Microsoft. Special thanks to Vamsi for assisting us throughout. I hope you all…

Windows Phone Series: Image Caching Library - JetImageLoader

Recently on a client project, I had a requirement to cache images locally on the phone and then load it from there from subsequent requests. Initially I had plans for custom implementing this using sqlite and custom code. While googling for this, I came across…

Windows Phone Series: Bing Maps and Turn-by-Turn Navigation

Many applications today provide features that integrate with users location and provide information on a map based on that. In this blog will see how we can use the Bing maps to show a users current location, search for destination and show route to that…

Getting Started with PhoneGap: Developing for Windows Phone and Android

With lots of devices and operating systems out there, developing a native application for each of these platforms might not always be an option for many businesses, because of the time, effort and money that would be required to be on all platforms. PhoneGap…

Thanks to Everyone Who Attended My First Public Talk At C#Corner Hyderabad UG

Thanks to everyone who attended my very first public talk , at the C#Corner Hyderabad Chapter User Group(UG) on February 1, Saturday on Windows Phone Development. Summary of the event is available here . It was a very good experience speaking for the…

Windows Phone Series – Incremental Loading multiple data sources inside a Pivot

We had seen on how incremental loading can be done in a Windows phone , so that data can be fetched as user scrolls down the available data. This is important for data sources that have a large amount of data and when all of these cannot be loaded at once. I…

Windows Phone Series – Using UCWA to connect to Lync Server

One of the main things that makes enterprise or intranet applications more lively and connected with your business contacts, is to integrate with Lync (formerly Microsoft Office Communicator) and provide options to interact with them. UCWA(Unified…

MVVM – A Windows Phone Scenario – Part 2

We had looked into many of the common MVVM scenarios, that we come across while developing windows phone applications in MVVM – A Windows Phone Scenario.  We will see some more that we were left off, in this post. 5. Page Navigations and Parameters For almost…

Windows Phone Series – Jump Lists

One of the best things about the windows phone is that way you can navigate large lists of data.  Jumplist provides an easy and fast way to navigate large data, just like we do in the contacts hub or the apps collection. It would be great to have this…

MVVM – A Windows phone scenario

With multiple platforms/devices, embracing the same technology, common architectural patterns become more popular as they provide us with what we want the most – Reusability. MVVM has turned out to be a must use architectural pattern while developing for…

Windows Phone Series – MVVM and ApplicationBar

ApplicationBar on a windows phone, is to provide users of your app with quick access to the most commonly used tasks. For a mail app this would be refresh/new mail, for a photo app it might be like/unlike button, settings etc are common buttons that appear in…

Windows Phone Series – Preloading Content

Mostly phone apps, connect to a service for the data and wrap them up to a cool UI for user consumption. But at times we would have apps that comes with a lot of preloaded content, with offline capability using sqlite .  Offline scenarios might either start…

MVVM – Does it really matter?

MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel), is a popular architectural pattern since WPF/Silverlight. Separation of concerns(UI/code), testability etc are some of the key things that motivates one to go via the MVVM route. There are innumerous articles out there, just like…

Windows Phone Series – Incremental Loading

Some time back we had a look on doing Incremental Loading with a Windows 8 store app . This same scenario is something that one would come across quite frequently while developing a Windows Phone application too. We have a couple of options in dealing with…

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