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Azure Mobile Services tips and tricks

05/27/2013 By Dalibor 0
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Recently I've used Windows Azure as a back-end for a Windows Phone app. Here are some of the experiences that I'd like to share.


How To Upgrade Windows Phone 7.5 to Windows Phone 7.8

02/22/2013 By kpeulic 43
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In this article I'll give you a simple solution to upgrade your Windows Phone 7.5 to Windows Phone 7.8 OS. This method was successfully tried and tested with my Nokia Lumia 900, but it should work for all others Windows Phones.

ASP.NET WebAPI, APNS and Android working together

02/01/2013 By mario 0
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This post describes the application I recently created to send the location of an Android device to Apple Push Notification Service (APNS). We will use a nice mix of technologies, including ASP.NET WebAPI and Xamarin's Mono for Android.

Building Cordova 2.2.0

12/20/2012 By tihomir.kit 2
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This post will explain how to build cordova-2.2.0.jar from source - since it doesn't come bundled with the download from cordova apache incubator - and how to run your first Cordova HelloWorld application.

OpenGL ES 1.1 for Android

10/08/2012 By TProdanovic 1
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This is an introduction to Open GL for embedded systems. It explains how to draw 3D objects using OpenGL for Android. The working knowledge of analytic geometry is required in order to understand basic OpenGL operations (translation, rotation, scaling etc.).

Creating transparent rounded buttons in MonoTouch

09/27/2012 By mario 0
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Learn how to create custom UIButton views with MonoTouch, featuring custom drawn graphics, transparent backgrounds and dynamic appearance based on the custom application logic.

iOS Augmented Reality with some trigonometry

09/26/2012 By mario 9
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There are several concepts that a developer must grasp when preparing to write an Augmented Reality app: OpenGL, translations, rotations, scaling etc. In this post, I am describing some basic concepts from analytic geometry that are often used in AR application development.

Using WP7 ListPicker control to mimic dropdown functionality

09/24/2012 By ivan.cagalj 1
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In this article I’m going to show you how to use the ListPicker control. It can be used as an alternative to DropDown control which is missing in the standard set of WP7 controls.

Collecting sensor data with MonoTouch

09/07/2012 By mario 0
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This is a second article in a series explaining how to build Augmented Reality applications with MonoTouch. My first article covered the basics - now it's time to move on and learn more about sensor integration.

Building an augmented reality app for iPhone with MonoTouch

08/28/2012 By mario 1
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A few months ago we started developing a rather advanced augmented reality application for iOS, thinking that it would be a good idea to share our newly acquired knowledge with the rest of our community in a series of blog posts.