The next major release of the Windows Phone OS is still codenamed “Mango”. This morning, New Zealand time, Microsoft has taken the wraps off some the developer details underneath new features in Mango.
Here’s a recipe that brings together Windows Phone 7, asynchronous web calls, Caliburn Micro, and some other magical fairy dust to make your background data loading in WP7 easy, good looking, and fun!
Mindscape build awesome developer productivity tools. Their Lightspeed ORM is one of the best in the business. Now these local chaps have lent their talent to my favourite platform: releasing a bunch of lovely Windows Phone 7 controls in the Mindscape Phone Elements for Windows Phone 7. I’ve had a bit of a play with… Continue reading Mindscape Windows Phone 7 Elements Giveaway
The update that isn’t an update will be coming to Vodafone New Zealand’s HTC Trophy devices next week. Revealing an interesting insight to the update shenanigans, Vodafone has said that the update has been approved by both Vodafone Group and Vodafone NZ, and Microsoft will push the update next week. Microsoft announced the update on… Continue reading WP7 Non-update Update being Updated
Unfortunately my own site didn’t win for Best Content (Personal) at Saturday’s Onya Awards, rightfully losing to Courtney’s blog. Still, it was a wonderful night, and still a huge highlight was seeing Keith Patton take out the Best Mobile Application award for Alphajax. Keith is incredibly deserving, having put in many long hours and late… Continue reading Windows Phone 7 App Wins Prestigious NZ Award