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.
Here’s a recipe that brings together Windows Phone 7, asynchronous web calls, Caliburn Micro, and some other magical fairy dust to make your background data loading in WP7 easy, good looking, and fun!
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 [...]
Unfortunately my own site didn’t win for Best Content (Personal) at Saturday’s Onya Awards, rightfully losing to Courtney’s blog. Still, it was a wonderful night, and still a huge highlight was seeing Keith Patton take out the Best Mobile Application award for Alphajax. Keith is incredibly deserving, having put in many long hours and late [...]
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 [...]
On a recent trip to Christchurch, I had the pleasure to meet a bunch of guys from UPT Digital. We talked about their recent project, and their focus on mobile development, including their recent work on Windows Phone 7. UPT Digital is an offshoot of Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti, a special character high school situated in [...]
Fanboy, while poorly defined, is probably the most common among the many pejoratives flung my way by coprophagous internet monkeys. Despite my teflon exterior, some of that shit sticks, yo. So in pursuit of some balance, I’ve lent a Windows Phone 7 device to Dylan Reeve.
NV Interactive is a design and development company based out of Christchurch and Wellington in New Zealand. NV have a long-standing relationship with New Zealand Cricket, going back to some early work on big-screen scoreboard solutions for live matches. More recently, NV Interactive put together the BLACKCAPS Video Vault, a searchable compilation of every highlight [...]