Category Archives: Windows Phone 7 Development

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The Trials of Trial Mode

I would have been done with Fraction Calculator sooner if not for the need to cram Trial Mode into it first.  Microsoft recommends it, since more users will download an app if they can try it out first, and apparently … Continue reading

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AppBar Button Demo

Yesterday’s blog entry about dynamically adding and removing AppBar buttons generated a question from Alex Sorokoletov. He asked: “Do buttons jump when added/removed?” The answer is, no, the operation is quite smooth. It is a common proverb that a picture … Continue reading

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Adding/Removing AppBar Buttons on the fly

I am now back to working on an app that will be brand-new for the Marketplace, namely a Ham Radio practice exam app that I have mentioned on my product page, though not here, apparently.   I temporarily abandoned it to address problems in my … Continue reading

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Bad News from the Certification Guys

I put together a minor upgrade to all my apps — correcting a couple of things I didn’t like in them, and adding a way for users to see all my apps — and they’ve been coming back from the certification … Continue reading

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Kudos to @Glowpuff!

The Windows Phone 7 developer community is truly a wondrous thing!  My earlier post complaining about the WP7 Marketplace, and wondering what I could do about navigating to my apps from inside the phone (something which I was told by … Continue reading

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Nokia-Microsoft Deal: Nice!

I am encouraged that Nokia has made a deal with Microsoft to put Windows Phone 7 on their upcoming smartphones!  Nokia has a large (though shrinking) share of the cellphone market, and is well known worldwide, so this has the … Continue reading

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2479 Apps in the App Store

I just now checked via Bing, and the total number of WinPhone7 apps in the App Store is 2,479.  On November 11, according to Paul Thurrott there were over 1,600.  So, in 10 days there have been about 879 apps … Continue reading

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