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Broken Windows Phone Marketplace by Bil Simser

Recently the Windows Phone Developer Team posted an article about how App Insights work and specifically how Free, Top, and New apps work . It’s all accurate, a good read, and (to an extent) will help you improve your app’s ranking in the Marketplace...

Farseer tutorial for the absolute beginners by Bil Simser

This post is inspired (and somewhat a direct copy) of a couple of posts Emanuele Feronato wrote back in 2009 about Box2D (his tutorial was ActionScript 3 based for Box2D, this is C# XNA for the Farseer Physics Engine ). Here’s what we’re building: What...
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Get Juiced with me and 10,000 friends at Prairie Dev Con West by Bil Simser

I”m happy to say that Prairie Dev Con West 2012 is almost upon us. In just over a week geeks from the five corners of the planet will get together and talk about D’Arcy Lussier’s hair and hope that the Mad Mexican doesn’t crash their session. For me there...

InstaCam MetroMakeover - Spacing, Margins, and Polish for your Windows Phone App by Bil Simser

In the spirit of a recent article that Jeff Wilcox posted on his blog about the MetroRadio app , I thought I would do something similar for the InstaCam app . InstaCam is a 3rd party app written by Dmitry Manayev to bring Instagram functionality to the...
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The Big Dummies Guide for Windows Phone Developer Resources by Bil Simser

Windows Phone apps are growing in popularity as does the 50,000 60,000 apps in the marketplace today. Microsoft has done a great job at putting together some resources for developers including full documentation . When you first land on App Hub there...
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Prairie Dev Con West - Sessions Announced and Registration Open! by Bil Simser

I’m thrilled to announce that the Prairie Dev Con West folks have posted sessions and speakers on their site, and opened registration for Prairie Developer Conference West ! Three Days of Fantastic Sessions! Prairie Dev Con West happens March 13 – 15...

MediaWiki, WP7 and JSON Together Again For The First Time by Bil Simser

In another project that I’m working on (like I don’t have enough of them) I stumbled across the MediaWiki API . MediaWiki is the workhorse wiki software that powers such sites as Wikipedia . What you may (or may not) know is that the MediaWiki API is...
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SharePoint Server 2010 Windows Phone 7 Mobile Edition by Bil Simser

It’s wonderful to end the week with two of my favorite passions, SharePoint and Windows Phone 7. The last few months I’ve been working on a special project that you can install on your Windows Phone 7 starting today. SharePoint Server 2010 running on...

Metro Inspiration–Designing Better Looking Apps for Windows Phone 7 by Bil Simser

Recently I had the pleasure of checking out @jeffwilcox ’s newest app for the Windows Phone 7 platform called 4th & Mayor . It allows you to interact with the location-based platform called foursquare . His app allows you to check in, take pictures...
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WP7 Mobile Friendly WordPress Site by Bil Simser

If you're running a WordPress site you owe it to yourself to check out WPTouch . WPTouch is a fabulous plug-in for WordPress that instantly transforms your site into a navigatable mobile friendly one. Browse to a WordPress site and it's pretty clean....
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