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...

Tiger Woods is a Man With a Plan

Tiger Woods has a plan and I’m surprised no one (that I know of) from the mainstream golf media has figured it out yet. We all know Tiger’s main plan, to better Jack’s record of 18 major championships, but I...