Hi Canadian Windows Phone developers!
This year Microsoft Canada, created a nice contest (based on some post i saw on the web, other country are pretty jealous of us). So if you ever wanted to create apps for the Windows Phone, it now time to do so. So by publishing some nice apps, you may be rewarded with some cool prizes ( and yes they are very cool!). You can read all the information on the following website : http://www.developermovement.com/. Do like me and start find some ideas and create nice applications for one of the best phone!
Last week i find something nice. If you have an XBOX there is an advertisement for the Developer Movement. When you go, it give you some info about the contest and you can grab the wallpaper for your dashboard and a player picture. See some pictures :
I hope to install some of your nice apps!
Recently, I've been interviewed by Frédéric Harper from Microsoft on the “Connexion Developpeur”. The subject of the interview is about the development of the Windows Phone application for TechDays 2011 (Canada).
You can read the interview (in french) here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/cdndevsfr/..-windows-phone-7.aspx
So last night I did a presentation at the Communauté .NET Montréal about - Les nouveautés de Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" ( What’s new in Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango”). I really enjoy presenting last night. Thanks to everyone who were present.
Here the material that i used for my presentation:
Slides in PDF format:
The demos from my presentation:
Here is a few link on resources that might be helpful if you are working or planning starting a Windows Phone application:
Jeff Blankenburg – 31 days of Windows Phone Mango
Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone
Marketplace Test Kit
The Windows Phone Developer Blog
Windows Phone Power Tools
Leveraging Background Services and Agents in Windows Phone 7 (Mango)
Don’t forget Twitter is a really good source of information about Windows Phone:
Wednesday November 23rd, I'll do a presentation at the Communauté .NET Montréal. The subject of my presentation is about the new feature of Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango”. This presentation target developers who are interested in building or migrating Windows Phone apps.
In my presentation i will talk about the following topics:
So if your are interested by one or multiple topics …
Don’t forget to visit the Communauté .NET Montréal website for more information:
Last year, i did an unofficial Windows Phone application. This year the team in charge of the TechDays ask me to create the application for this Year events. They provide me with a brand new event OData feed. In this new application, I’ve decided to make the application to support some Mango feature like Fast-switching, Secondary Title, etc.
I restart from scratch for the implementation of the Data inside the application. Now the application is fully functional without Internet connectivity (only the first time to gather the latest data from the OData feed).
I did a brand new scheduler, where you can easily view and flag which session you want to see. I hope you will like the application and find it useful.
The application have just been certified so the application should be available by Tuesday morning.
Here is the direct link:
I hope you enjoy TechDays (currently in Toronto, and coming soon in Vancouver and Montreal).