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December 2013 Entries

Comparing Third Party Windows Phone Controls

As a Windows Phone developer, I find that oftentimes it is easier to purchase controls that enhance the appearance and functionality of my apps, rather than trying to build the controls that I need from the ground up. With the increase in popularity for Windows Phone development, we have seen third party vendors selling top quality, useful, and unique controls for Windows Phone. Below, you will find a comparison of the offerings provided by the most popular vendors in this arena, and which controls ......

Useful Apps for Windows Phone Developers

Although mobile developers tend to focus on the next app development project that will appeal to the masses, there are a number of apps in the Windows Phone Store that were created BY developers FOR developers. Why? Because developers need apps too! Here are the list of the apps that I think should be installed on every developer device: Dev Center by Microsoft Overview: Provides you with all of the information you need to know about how your published apps are performing in the Store including the ......

Including Device & Network Information in your WP8 Application Error Report

When developing a Windows Phone 8 app, along with including proper exception handling, you may also wish to provide the user with the ability to email you an error report. Information about the type of error that occurred, such as the error number and message, along with the stack trace may be helpful in troubleshooting the source of the issue. However that may not be enough. You might also want to know more about the user’s device and memory limitations. Which device did the user experience the ......