Archive for December, 2012

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The WindowsPhoneGeek team shows you how to implement in-app purchasing in your WP8 apps. What you sell is still a challenge for you to figure out. But here’s how to sell it.

Happy Holidays from Android

Posted: December 22, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Happy Holidays from Android

It’s hardly the biggest reveal of the month, but Google’s cheery “Happy Holidays from Android” video served to convey more than the search giant’s heartfelt seasonal message — it’s also the launching ground for a Nexus 10 tablet dock.

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The right hand doesn’t know that the left hand is pinching and zooming (and submitting pull requests).

The patch came from Microsoft Open Technologies, a subsidiary company that Microsoft created in April to serve as a home for all of Microsoft’s work and relationships with open source projects and development of open standards.

ThemeRoller for jQuery Mobile

Posted: December 20, 2012 in Uncategorized
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jQuery Mobile provides a cool web tool to help developers create nice themes for their mobile sites. This tool is called the ThemeRoller, http://jquerymobile.com/themeroller/index.php, and it can be utilized by programmers, graphic designers or even novices to create good looking themes for mobile sites.

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The folks at Big Nerd Ranch got together with Microsoft to hold a two-day seminar on Windows Store app development. Whether you’ve done iOS development before or nothing at all, the sessions are now available for watching on Channel 9. So fire up Visual Studio, start watching and get ready to code for Windows Phone and Windows 8. (more: Channel 9)

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Windows Azure Mobile Services is a great tool for providing back-end communication services for your iOS, Windows Phone and Windows 8 apps. Kirill Gavrylyuk explains some recent improvements in the services along with tips for when push, SMS and email notifications should be used and how you can incorporate them into your apps. (more: Windows Azure)