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  • Best Practices for WP7 Execution Model - Silverlight

    With the refresh of the tools we see significant advances in the implementation of the Windows Phone 7 execution model. Developers of WP7 applications should take the time to read about the Execution Model and how it affects your application. This is critically important to ensure your users have the...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 07-16-2010
  • Building panoramas on Windows Phone 7

    The panorama style application is a powerful and compelling application design. At present there is not a released Silverlight control for knocking up a panorama but this can still be EASILY achieved with very little effort using for example Expression Blend. As a colleague put it ‘stuff a horizontal...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 05-28-2010
  • 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
  • Shawn Hargreaves Mix graphics demo available

    Shawn gave a superb demonstration of the five effects available in XNA for Windows Phone. He has now published the demo source up on the XNA Creators Club website. GO GET IT HERE .
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 04-01-2010
  • 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
  • Windows Phone 7 Series: Location Service

    One of the great opportunities in mobile is the delivery of context aware applications – applications that can determine stuff automatically when they are being used in order to give the end user a better, and maybe more accurate, experience. Location services is one of the biggies in context awareness...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-29-2010
  • XNA: Windows Phone 7 Series GPU performance rocks!

    For me the best session at Mix 10 was Shawn Hargreave’s CL22 – High Performance 3D Games on Windows Phone 7 Series. Shawn is an XNA demi-god and to see what he can make the new Windows Phone do with XNA is inspiring. The session is packed with technical facts and figures you just don’t find anywhere...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-29-2010
  • XNA: Gaming across many platforms and the cloud

    I’ve been working with UK XNA MVP Charles Humphrey on project ZuneRay. ZuneRay is a raycasting engine built by Charles’ for the Zune HD using XNA 3.1. With Windows Phone 7 Series in the pipeline we used the Zune HD as a target test platform with the intention of porting it to WP7S once the tools became...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-25-2010
  • Windows Phone 7 Series top developer resources

    There are now several resources available to the budding Windows Phone 7 Series developer. There are two book previews available:     The videos from Mix are also now available – for detailed insight into XNA game development you must watch Shawn Hargreaves session! Love it. Plus he demonstrates...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-19-2010
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