Nokia Lumia 822 and 800 Developer Sweepstakes

Hey all,

I am giving away a Lumia 822 and Lumia 800 to  Windows Phone Developers!

Nokia Lumia 822






Nokia Lumia 800








Here’s the breakdown:

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Windows Phone April’s Foolstake

Calling all Windows Phone developers across the US!!

Do you want to get your hands on your own, brand new NOKIA Lumia 620  (see WPCentral’s Review) running Windows Phone 8?!! Then just simply send me the windows phone store link to all the apps you have developed! I am giving away a phone every week of in the coming month – that’s THREE NOKIA Lumia 620’s + ONE NOKIA Lumia 800. You’d be an April’s fool not to enter! 🙂 And if the entries are really good, maybe I will give away more.. phones? Who knows!

For an app to be eligible it must have be released/published during or after November 2012. That’s it! And there are no limits on how many times you can enter. This will be a developer’s easiest sweepstakes ever! See below details and even more ways to enter: Read more »

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Write Your 1st Windows Phone App, Get a Free Nokia Lumia 800

Are you looking for that push to get that idea out of your head and onto people’s phones?  If so, HERE IT IS!!!

Simply release your first Windows Phone app and email me the link and I’ll send you a phone!!! (Not your first? find my email at the bottom and tell me what you have/are working on. If you’re convincing enough, maybe I’ll send you a phone anyways 😉 )

The rules are simple: Read more »

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New WP7 Utility

So, it’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been quite busy working on several projects. Some apps, others small tools.

Here’s a quick post on what’s new.

ScanBizCards for Windows Phone has been released (a while now actually). It is the WP7 version of a top 25 iPhone business application that, as the name suggests, scans business cards. 🙂 Any feedback would be great!

There is also a new tool released for windows phone users. If you’re like me, you’ve probably restored your windows phone at least one or twice. When one restores a windows phone to factory settings, the counter for the number of photos taken on the phone resets itself to zero… So? Well, this counter is responsible for the naming of photos in the camera roll. And once it resets, if you give your Windows Phone the same name as before and attempt to syncing your photos with Zune, you will end up with duplicate names such as “WP_100.jpg” and “WP_100 (1).jpg”. As a consequence, you lose the chronological order the file names previously offer.

What the tool does is enumerate through your photos in a folder, checks the actual date the photo was taken (read the meta data), and then renames the photos accordingly. This way, your oldest photo is named “WP_0000.jpg” and your newest will have the highest number (all duplicate names fixed). Try it out, and let me know.

PS – I have no idea why I uploaded the code to codeplex. I will move it to git soon.

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Git Git Get It!

I just/finally put some code up on github. The repo includes the WP7ImageZoomer from my other post, among a buncha of useful classes that I have accumulated over several apps. For anyone doing network data syncing and using SQLCE in wp7, there’s a chunk in there just for you!

Here’s the link:

Any feedback would be appreciated. 🙂

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Getting the Windows Phone Blog Rolling with Image Zooming

Update: 2/22/12

My GitHub repo is up with this code! Look there for the latest version of WP7ImageZoomer as well as other things.

Here’s the link:

My first blog post here, so let me take the time to say thanks for taking a gander.

One of my biggest frustrations with Windows Phone has been getting an image to zoom somewhat smoothly in an app, as well as behave the way a user would expect it to. Attempts have been made to remedy this problem, most notably the MultiTouchBehavior, which is available on codeplex. However, none of the attempts proved, based on my judgement, satisfactory (until now of course). In my rampant search to find a “good” image zooming implementation, akin to what is experienced in the Windows Phone web browser and other native apps, I stumbled upon the IndexOutRange blog, where another dev has taken what I consider a successful stab at the problem. How I missed it before? I don’t know. But once I saw it, I used it as a jumping off point and made zooming even easier to work with. Read more »

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