“Mango” from the trenches part 1: Adding a new live tile to the start page #wp7dev

At IdentityMine, we had the chance to develop a few applications featuring the new Windows Phone 7 features coming up in the update codenamed “Mango”. This series will showcase a few of the new features included in Mango that we used in those apps.

Part 1: Adding a new live tile to the start page.

Part 2: Starting a Bing Maps navigation.

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# re: “Mango” from the trenches part 1: Adding a new live tile to the start page #wp7dev

left by Francesco De Vittori at 5/25/2011 7:37 AM Gravatar
This is very interesting. One question: when you enter the application through an alternate tile that links a specific page, how do you get back to the app home? Most apps use the back key to do this, but in this specific case I would expect Back to exit the application since the home was not loaded.

# re: “Mango” from the trenches part 1: Adding a new live tile to the start page #wp7dev

left by Rudi grobler at 5/26/2011 7:34 AM Gravatar
Tnx Laurent, VERY COOL article... looking forward to the rest!

# re: “Mango” from the trenches part 1: Adding a new live tile to the start page #wp7dev

left by Laurent at 6/2/2011 8:44 PM Gravatar
Yes, this is a case where the need for a "home" button becomes absolutely vital. I expect that the guidelines will change accordingly.

Cheers,
Laurent

# re: “Mango” from the trenches part 1: Adding a new live tile to the start page #wp7dev

left by Daniel at 3/29/2012 11:53 PM Gravatar
I will try do add it for my timeline related site.

# re: “Mango” from the trenches part 1: Adding a new live tile to the start page #wp7dev

left by Seguros at 5/23/2012 4:32 AM Gravatar
Good Job, i agree in this specific case I would expect Back to exit the application since the home was not loaded. Thanks!
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