#WPDEV – Stop shaving in November and fight cancer

A few weeks ago I got lazy and stopped shaving for several days. I was reminded of the No-Shave November initiative run by the American Cancer Society and thought that would be  a great way to raise some money for...

Implementing an “App News” Live Tile in Windows Phone 8

Even if your app doesn’t have frequently updating content, it is easy to implement a cool live tile for your Windows Phone 8 app if you have a twitter account. One of the coolest features of Windows Phone since Windows...

The perils of relying on 3rd-party APIs

As I assume is the case for most developers of mobile apps, we spend a lot of our development time working with 3rd-party API’s.  I know with my apps I use API’s from FourSquare, YouTube, the FAA, Bitly, Groupon, the...

WP7 Mango SDK AdControl Bug

I’ve recently had an issue getting an update to one of my apps through certification.  The problem reported by testing was that the app did not resume properly. For the life of me I could not re-create the issue until...

Windows Phone Mango Compass v1.2 Preview

Much to my (pleasant) surprise, my app Mango Compass, which just dropped in the Windows Phone Marketplace about a week ago, has turned into a bit of a hit, with downloads far exceeding any expectations I had for it. Feedback...