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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
  • To kill a mobile OS

    Way back in the last millennium, when I was previously focused on Mobile phone application development a representative from Nokia came to one of my Tech Ed Chalk and Talk sessions to discuss the Armageddon scenario of a virus targeted at a single mobile phone OS. His nightmare was conceived around the...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 01-05-2010
  • Windows Mobile 7 gossip – custom UI

    Reading between the lines Long Zheng suggests Microsoft  will be collaborating closely with mobile operators to allow custom UI for Windows Mobile 7 devices. Zheng has dug up a job advert which support this. I can tell you that in the UK we’ve had some mobile operator specific teams developing customisations...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 10-22-2009
  • Windows Mobile ‘6.5.1’

    Long Zheng has an interesting post on Windows ‘6.5.1’ over on IStartedSomething .
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 10-21-2009
  • A fun Windows 7 party!

    Just catching up on the latest Redmond activities of Simon Bisson and Mary Branscombe. Sounds like they are having a fun trip! Really enjoyed reading their write up of a Windows 7 party . And hey! CoPilot works well on my upgrade HTC Touch Pro 2 Windows Mobile 6.5 device Simon! I’m hoping you’ll both...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 10-14-2009
  • CameraPlay first step for AR project, get the camera!

    This .NET CF example users Alex Mogurenko's DirectShow.NETCF ( ) to get and display a preview of the camera on a Windows Mobile device. Compiled as a .NET CF 3.5 app, Alex's examples are all .NET CF 2.0 so this technique works across the board.
    Posted to How To Activities (FileGallery) by paulfo on 10-14-2009
  • sidebar: Project Mobile AR

    As discussed at the recent OTA09 event, I’m working to build out an AR platform on Windows Mobile.  This is a ‘skunk works’ project filling my waking hours between work and the family. Currently, I’m exploring the DirectShow capabilities of the Windows Mobile device. DirectShow allows us to get...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 10-14-2009
  • Augmented reality on Windows Mobile

    At Over The Air 09 my overnight coding challenge was to make a modern location aware version of the cult classic ‘whack-a-mole’. It was to go like this: hit play, and a map of your immediate 50 square metres appears on your device with you at the centre. Very quickly there after, moles start to appear...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 10-01-2009
  • Widget development in Windows Mobile 6.5

    I had two sessions to present at Over The Air 09 . The first was all about the new Widget runtime included in Windows Mobile 6.5 . The runtime brings a Microsoft implementation of W3C Widget support to Windows Mobile for the first time. Our implementation is coupled with the launch of our very own mobile...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 10-01-2009
  • OTA09: Widgets in Windows Mobile 6.5

    Just finished my first session at OTA09 on the new Widget framework built into Windows Mobile 6.5. Thank you to everyone who attended the session I really enjoyed our discussions – its always great fun to be able interact at these sort of things. As promised I have packaged my slides as a PDF file which...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 09-25-2009
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