WP7 The Trials of making money!

So far, not a lot of luck making money with apps. So the quest continues. One suggestion to make money was to create a Trial version. Of course, if you are not planning on making money, no Trial is needed. The process seems simple, but somehow I do not have a lot of confidence in howContinue reading “WP7 The Trials of making money!”

WP7/8 Mystery of the screen bounce?

I have been working on a new app that required more screen real estate than the phone provided.  All my attempts to get a canvas inside a standard ScrollViewer ended in having the unusual effect that I could not scroll to the bottom or far right. As soon as I took my finger off the screen,Continue reading “WP7/8 Mystery of the screen bounce?”

Rule 1 of samples. – They should be helpful.

I was looking forward to working with the new WP8 development environment. So after the delays in releasing the WP8 SDK and taking care of the extra needs to run the WP8 emulators, I was glad to see how easy it was to upgrade my WP7 apps to WP8. There was a lot of workContinue reading “Rule 1 of samples. – They should be helpful.”

How not to dual boot a machine and survive

Last week Microsoft released the Windows Phone 8 SDK and I was all set to go, but there was a catch. The emulators for WP8 require virtualization running on Windows 8, and my only machine with virtualization was my production machine running Windows 7. Currently, upgrading that machine to Windows 8 is not an option.Continue reading “How not to dual boot a machine and survive”

It is Thanksgiving. Is that why Windows 8 is acting like a turkey?

For the past month, I have been trying to get a Windows 8 machine ready for Windows Phone 8 development. Luckily, the WP8 SDK has been delayed. I guess it is my fault for using two laptops I had lying around rather than buying a new machine. I have been able to install Windows 8 onContinue reading “It is Thanksgiving. Is that why Windows 8 is acting like a turkey?”