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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...

Displaying Large Text Files in Windows Phone Apps by Bil Simser

Have you ever needed to provide instructions or help for your Windows Phone app and found yourself creating gobs of XAML and writing it in the Visual Studio designer into a TextBlock control? Not very efficient is it? Here’s a technique you can use that...
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Official and unofficial apps in the iOS, WP7, and Android marketplaces by Bil Simser

The last few months have seen people complaining about the lack of "official" apps in the Windows Phone marketplace. In fact a couple of months ago I wrote about this very thing here and if we really needed these official apps or could get by with third...

PrairieDevCon 2012 Sessions by Bil Simser

As a follow-up to yesterdays note about my Windows Phone Developer Workshop (there's still room for more peeps!) here's a list of regular sessions I'm presenting at PrairieDevCon 2012 . SharePoint Client Object Model: Accessing SharePoint Externally Using...

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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Does the world really need "official" apps? by Bil Simser

The "buzz" exploded a few days ago with this site . "Official" application requests for Windows Phone 7, vendors and services that don't have a presence (an official one anyway) on the Microsoft phone platform. I have to ask though, do we really need...
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