When I asked Vodafone NZ for an official statement on the availability of Windows Phone 7.5 devices in New Zealand, their response was “We’ll let you know when we are ready to announce anything.” Imagine my surprise then, when I saw this story from the Waikato Times on Twitter. Top stuff. I can’t wait to [...]
It’s that crazy time of year again, the one where I run around like a lunatic llama preparing slide decks and sample code. There’s a bit of added spice in the form of Intergen Dynamics Day, and a trip to the USA there too. Good times! Here’s what’s on the cards: August 10: Intergen Dynamics [...]
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop showed a sneak preview of the code-named “Sea Ray” Windows Phone. It looks almost identical to the N9, which is a gorgeous device.
The next major release of the Windows Phone OS is still codenamed “Mango”. This morning, New Zealand time, Microsoft has taken the wraps off some the developer details underneath new features in Mango.
Mindscape build awesome developer productivity tools. Their Lightspeed ORM is one of the best in the business. Now these local chaps have lent their talent to my favourite platform: releasing a bunch of lovely Windows Phone 7 controls in the Mindscape Phone Elements for Windows Phone 7. I’ve had a bit of a play with [...]
The update that isn’t an update will be coming to Vodafone New Zealand’s HTC Trophy devices next week. Revealing an interesting insight to the update shenanigans, Vodafone has said that the update has been approved by both Vodafone Group and Vodafone NZ, and Microsoft will push the update next week. Microsoft announced the update on [...]
Provoke are an online experience consultancy based out of Wellington in New Zealand. They build solutions using the full spectrum of Microsoft technologies: ASP.NET, Silverlight, SharePoint, and more. Coupled with their top-end user experience and design skills, it was a natural progression for Provoke to move into Windows Phone 7 development. I had a chat [...]
An anonymous associate is the developer of a popular application for Windows Phone 7. The advertising platform he uses in the application reports on the location and nature of devices that are requesting ads. There’s nothing nefarious about this: it’s the same as any web server collecting browser statistics. First let’s have a look at [...]
Thivy Ruthramoorthy and Sashank Ramkumar are two recent university graduates working at Datacom’s Auckland offices. Inspired by Microsoft New Zealand’s Windows Phone 7 app development challenge, they both downloaded the development tools and created applications for the competition within a month.
I’m not kidding when I say that Keith Patton from Marker is one of the top Windows Phone 7 developers in New Zealand. He’s behind a couple of the most popular apps in the New Zealand marketplace, and one of the top games worldwide.