Nice use of a Windows Phone 7 live tile?

Work on my first Windows Phone 7 app (www.imaybelate.com) is drawing very close to completion and I’m now spending a little time getting some of the details right. Until I find another bug anyway Part of my app’s functionality is the ability to update the Live Tile with information about the user’s commute to and … Continue reading Nice use of a Windows Phone 7 live tile?

UnauthorizedAccessException when adding WebBrowser to WP7

As part of my project to build a Windows Phone 7 client for http://www.imaybelate.com, I require a WebBrowser component so that I can process the OpenId login requests that my application supports. After adding the WebBrowser to the XAML, I started getting this exception when I navigated to the page.   Expanding the exception’s details … Continue reading UnauthorizedAccessException when adding WebBrowser to WP7

Moving to Windows Phone 7 from iOS–and back again!

I’ve been using a Windows Phone 7 Samsung Omnia 7 since the beginning of October. Today, I’m back using my iPhone 4, but the experience has let me to an interesting conclusion: WP7 is a superior OS compared to the aging iOS. However, the iPhone 4 handset is far, far superior to the Samsung Omnia … Continue reading Moving to Windows Phone 7 from iOS–and back again!

My GiveCampUK weekend (21st to 23rd October, 2011)

Across the weekend of the 21st of October, I took part in the UK’s first GiveCamp. And what a weekend it was!     I signed up to participate it a few months back thinking it would be a good way to network, make some new friends and help somebody else out. I honestly wasn’t … Continue reading My GiveCampUK weekend (21st to 23rd October, 2011)

Moving to Windows Phone 7 from iOS–Week 1

I’ve been using the Windows Phone 7 Omnia 7 for about a week now and it has really been a strange ride. I have been an iPhone user since the release of the iPhone 3G in 2008 and overall, I’ve been very happy with the iPhone. As I’ve outlined in a previous post, there are … Continue reading Moving to Windows Phone 7 from iOS–Week 1

Moving to Windows Phone 7 from iOS–Day 1

With Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 4S, I skipped my annual early morning efforts of pre-ordering the new handset. For the first time in three years, I wasn’t giving Apple more money! You see, two weeks ago, I picked up a Samsung Omnia 7, Windows Phone 7 handset for development purposes. I decided that since … Continue reading Moving to Windows Phone 7 from iOS–Day 1

With Microsoft, you can only live in one place. Ever!

Last Thursday, my latest purchase arrived via courier from Expansys: A Samsung Omnia 7 Windows Phone 7! I was quite excited to get my hands on this as it would be the second Windows Phone I’ve seen. I quickly set it up and played around with it for a few minutes. Overall I was very … Continue reading With Microsoft, you can only live in one place. Ever!

Developing a game for both iPhone and Windows Phone 7

Since completing my first iPhone app and having it published on the AppStore, I've been held by the idea that I should write an app for the Windows Phone 7. Since this is a small market at the moment, it's an ideal time as getting noticed is more likely. With this in mind, I've decided … Continue reading Developing a game for both iPhone and Windows Phone 7