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Windows Phone 7 Apps
How I Ported a Windows Phone 7 App to WP8

I completed the porting of my Tivo Net Remote app last week from WP7 to WP8 using some ideas from the Nokia Porting Guide. It was published yesterday. I opened the source code solution using the new SDK and verified it compiled. There were minor changes I wanted to get in. One was to remove the Performance Progress Bar from the toolkit and use the native Progress Bar which was fixed to be like the toolkit version. I then created a new project in the solution for the WP8 version. I used the copy-as-link on all the source...

posted @ Thursday, January 10, 2013 4:14 PM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ Programming WP7 WP8 ]

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Little Moments App for the Windows Phone 7

The Big Brothers Big Sisters app for the WP7 was created by a team of developers as part of the local Give Camp project. I programmed the screens and web service calls; Robert Hellestrae did the initial foundation; Dave Norderer did the shaker and spinner coding as well as some of the REST data services. Several others were involved with the BBBS Little Moments web site and administration site and project management. Our Big Brothers Big Sisters contact was Kara Justi from the Palm Beach and Marin Counties agency. The WP7 version of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Little Moments app was...

posted @ Saturday, June 2, 2012 5:04 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ WP7 ]

The Miami's Metrorail App for the Windows Phone 7

My third WP7 app is now available in the Marketplace. Like the Tri-Rail app I released a few weeks ago, this is a useful app for riders of the Miami-Dade County Commuter Rail system known as Miami's Metrorail. The app will let you locate the nearest stations using the WP7's GeoLocation system to determine your current location. It will show the nearest station North of you and the nearest station to the South including the distance to the stations in miles. The list of all stations can be displayed and select one to see the details of that station such as the...

posted @ Wednesday, February 22, 2012 12:00 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ WP7 ]

The Tri-Rail App for the Windows Phone 7

Well, I have written my second WP7 app. This is a useful app for riders of the S. Florida Commuter Rail system known as Tri-Rail (see http://www.tri-rail.com). The app will let you locate the nearest stations using the WP7's GeoLocation system to determine your current location. It will show the nearest station North of you and the nearest station to the South including the distance to the stations in miles. The list of all stations can be displayed and select one to see the details of that station such as the address and the times the trains will arrive during the...

posted @ Wednesday, February 8, 2012 12:00 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ WP7 ]

The TivoNetRemote App for the Windows Phone 7

I have been spending some time lately writing an app for the Windows Phone 7 to remote control a TiVo using your home network (not infrared). Today, the app showed up in the marketplace. The app uses the Mango (7.5) version of the Windows Phone 7 which supports TCP/IP socket communication. As you click the buttons, commands are sent to the TiVo over the connection to tell it to do various things. For example, IRCODE PAUSE is the command to pause the TiVo. TiVo has documented most of the commands. The TiVo Premiere, S3 and TiVo HD support network remote control. The...

posted @ Wednesday, October 5, 2011 12:00 AM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ WP7 ]

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