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  • Bing on WM6.x gains spoken turn by turn directions

    The bing application for Windows Mobile 6.x has gained some enhancements recently – most notably free voice guided turn-by-turn navigation. I had originally installed the Bing application via the Marketplace but was able to upgrade the app using the link. However, although I can run...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 05-24-2010
  • XNA on Windows Phone 7 samples

    Darkside (aka Simon Jackson) is blogging about building XNA games for Windows Phone 7. The first of several planned blog posts is already up on the XNA UK User group blog Dark Genesis .
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 05-24-2010
  • All change please

    Just a note that I moved teams yesterday. I’m now focused on supporting Windows Phone 7 application development. If you’re building a WP7 application in the UK please do get in touch! I’ll continue to blog about the cool capabilities of WP7. Cheers Paul
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 05-18-2010
  • Clunk-click in dramatic new video: Embrace Life

    Off topic? Well, not if you have friends and loved ones in this world. A beautifully filmed safety advert that delivers a message more powerfully than words.
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 05-11-2010
  • Windows Phone demo videos on YouTube

    If you haven’t found them already, there is a collection of Windows Phone demo videos up on YouTube . Most of the stuff is cut from the Mix keynote but there are some other bits as well. The two videos on the Office Hub and Email and Calendaring are interesting, particularly from an application design...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 05-11-2010
  • WP7 XNA text input

    I’ve seen a few queries of how to get text input into an XNA game on Windows Phone 7 – so I thought I’d show you how. It is all very simple. All you need to do is call Guide.BeginShowKeyboardInput. This uses the IAsync pattern to provide asynchronous input to game play. To get the string result from...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 05-10-2010
  • Moving WP7 Blend 4 Beta projects to Blend 4 RC

    With the new tools drop for Windows Phone Developer Tools comes the need to move projects forward. Projects built in the beta do load successfully in the RC but then they fail to deploy:   This looks pretty serious but actually is very simple to resolve. In the new drop of tools all projects need...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 05-10-2010
  • Refresh of WP7 Training Kit

    As part of our efforts to help developers jumpstart their development of Windows Phone applications, Yesterday (5/4/2010) we released a refresh of the Windows Phone Training Kit on Channel 9 to meet the changes in the Windows Phone April CTP tools (Visual Studio 2010 for WP and the emulator). Go to the...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 05-06-2010
  • Windows Phone XNA effect demos

    I’ve compiled a short video of Shawn Hargreaves’ XNA effect demos from his session at Mix (originally shown at GDC). Enjoy!
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-29-2010
  • Getting started with Windows Phone 7 Series app dev

    You seen the demos, and now you have an idea for the money making application or game on Windows Phone 7 Series. Seeing as this is a new marketplace, if you can use your existing mobile application development experience to build that compelling app and get it published as soon as the new marketplace...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-29-2010
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