I've been looking at a lot of applications on the Windows Phone 7 platform since even before launch. It seems that a lot of the apps out there need polish to make them easy to use. I've put together my ten top annoyances when trying out new application on my Windows Phone 7.
I recently wrote about the release of my GooNews application for the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. The Application has now been pulled from the marketplace and will not be resubmitted. There were a variety of issues that finally forced me to give up and just pull the application and give up on ever getting it out there as a successful application. Here's the story:
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In this ninth part of my series on architecting Windows Phone 7 (WP7) applications, i'll discuss threading on the phone. If you've missed the past parts of the series, you you can visit them here:
In this eighth part of my series on architecting Windows Phone 7 (WP7) applications, i'll show you how to deal with Toast Push Notifications. If you've missed the past parts of the series, you you can visit them here:
I am writing a new Windows Phone 7 application called GooNews to show Google News in an application for the phone. I am writing this application because I needed an app like this. Being able to keep up with news (and create news categories based on keywords) is key to what I wanted to get on my phone. I tried a lot of the other apps out there and when I didn't find what I wanted, I decide to build it myself.
UPDATED: Added comments on backend story.
I am pretty invested in the Windows Phone 7 and in that light I went ahead and got a phone at launch. I had a LG developer device that Microsoft got me to help me work on the book. While having an early device is really helpful, I was ready for an up-to-spec device. To get a device early, I left Verizon and moved to T-Mobile (for what its worth, AT&T is just more evil than the rest so I my hand was forced to T-Mobile). I went with the HTC HD7. I took a leap of faith and actually pre-ordered the phone without getting my hands on it. But because this phone hardware was used for the Sprint Android Phone and the HD2 WinMo phone, I'd had a chance to see the other devices and liked the overall size and heft of the device.
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