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Windows Azure Insider: Windows Azure Mobile Services: A Robust Back End for Your Device Applications

Windows Azure Mobile Services simplifies the life of mobile developers by automating the creation of a backend, based on open standards and supporting multiple types of devices and operating systems.
31 Oct 2012, 18:00:00   Source: Windows Azure Insider: Windows Azure Mobile Services: A...   Tags: Mobile

Touch and Go: Assembling Bing Map Tiles on Windows Phone

Getting a map on the Windows Phone screen is easy, but rotating it so that north on the map is actually pointing north is another matter entirely. Charles Petzold describes how he used the Bing Maps SOAP Service to get the results he wanted. The Motion sensor in Windows Phone 7.5 consolidates information from the phone’s compass and accelerometer to create a rotation matrix that describes the orientation of the phone in 3D space. Recently I began pondering how the phone’s orientation could be used in combination with Bing Maps. I anticipated a quickie mashup but the job turned out to be rather more complex.
31 Oct 2012, 18:00:00   Source: Touch and Go: Assembling Bing Map Tiles on Windows Phone   Tags: Mobile

Windows Phone: Speech-Enabling a Windows Phone 8 App with Voice Commands

In Windows Phone 8 apps, developers can use two new features to delight their users: voice commands to launch the app and execute commands, and a flexible API for speech recognition and synthesis to interact with the app by voice.
31 Oct 2012, 18:00:00   Source: Windows Phone: Speech-Enabling a Windows Phone 8 App with...   Tags: Mobile

Cutting Edge: Mobile Site Development, Part 5: jQuery Mobile

Dino Esposito dives into the HTML5-based jQuery Mobile UI technology for popular device platforms. Is it all you need for mobile development?
30 Sep 2012, 18:00:00   Source: Cutting Edge: Mobile Site Development, Part 5: jQuery Mobile   Tags: Mobile

Windows Phone: Tombstoning and the Zen of Async for Windows Phone

Ben Day walks you through some of the architectural decisions and mistakes he made in his first Windows Phone application, and shows how you can avoid them in your own Windows Phone apps.
30 Sep 2012, 18:00:00   Source: Windows Phone: Tombstoning and the Zen of Async for...   Tags: Mobile

Windows Phone: Building an App for Both Windows Phone and iOS

Find out how you can create an app from scratch that targets both Windows Phone and iPhone, while staying true to the design philosophy and UX features of each platform.
30 Sep 2012, 18:00:00   Source: Windows Phone: Building an App for Both Windows Phone and...   Tags: Mobile

Touch and Go: Viewing the Night Sky on Your Windows Phone

Charles Petzold concludes his four-part exploration of motion sensors in the Windows Phone platform, building an application that lets users interact with planets and constellations in the night sky.
30 Sep 2012, 18:00:00   Source: Touch and Go: Viewing the Night Sky on Your Windows Phone   Tags: Mobile

Touch and Go: Exploring Spherical Coordinates on Windows Phone

Charles lays the conceptual, mathematical and programmatic groundwork for a program that lets you point a Windows phone at a spot in the night sky and show the planets and constellations.
3 Sep 2012, 18:00:00   Source: Touch and Go: Exploring Spherical Coordinates on Windows...   Tags: Mobile

Touch and Go: Viewing a Virtual World from Your Windows Phone

Although we no longer believe that celestial spheres surround the Earth, that’s still a handy concept for programs that let you use a smartphone to view a virtual world. Such a program needs to determine its orientation in 3D space, and Charles Petzold explains how to accomplish this using the horizontal coordinate system.
31 Jul 2012, 18:00:00   Source: Touch and Go: Viewing a Virtual World from Your Windows...   Tags: Mobile

Cutting Edge: Mobile Site Development, Part 3: Routing Requests

Dino Esposito explains how to route Web site visitors between the desktop and mobile versions of a site so they can easily jump between the two.
31 Jul 2012, 18:00:00   Source: Cutting Edge: Mobile Site Development, Part 3: Routing...   Tags: Mobile
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