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Follow up from my 0wn Your Phone Code Camp/User Group presentation
One of the questions that has come up several times during my presentation on using the Windows Mobile State & Notification Broker to build call blocking applications or SMS Interception applications was to find out what effect multiple apps monitoring for the same state change event would have. I had suspected all along that each app would be able to handle it just fine since in essence the OS on the phone is also monitoring for that state change to accomplish the built in functionality at the ......

Posted On Friday, November 21, 2008 6:17 AM

Catch me at Mobility Developer Roadshow(s)!
I had previously blogged about Brian Hitney and Glen Gordon bringing a Mobility Developer Roadshow to Atlanta and Charlotte...well they're still doing it, and they've asked Chris Craft and I to join them in the presentation. I'll be covering the section on managed code development for mobile devices. This should be a lot of fun, so if you're into mobile development or looking to get into it, come out and join us! Overview This session is geared towards familiarizing the attendee with developing smart ......

Posted On Thursday, June 12, 2008 9:00 PM

30 Days of .NET (Windows Mobile) Revisited
After talking with Chris (Craft) about his project for the next 30 days, I asked if he would mind whether or not I took his C# code and converted it to VB.NET to post on my VB Mobile blog and he liked the idea. With that said look forward to having some updated code samples as quickly as I can convert them. See Chris' blog for the latest installments he's released ......

Posted On Monday, June 2, 2008 1:36 PM

Mobility Developer Roadshow - Atlanta and Charlotte
Brian Hitney and Glen Gordon are bringing a Mobility Developer Roadshow to Atlanta and Charlotte. They'll talk about the .NET Compact Framework 3.5 and using VS2008 to develop Windows Mobile SmartClient Applications. There will be great take-home resources like books and DVDs, as well as some bigger giveaways (Windows Mobile 6 devices, anyone?) Overview This session is geared towards familiarizing the attendee with developing smart clients using the .NET Compact Framework 3.5 on Windows Mobile 6.x. ......

Posted On Thursday, May 29, 2008 3:52 PM

Windows Mobile slide deck and demo code posted
I've posted the slide deck and demo code from my user group presentation the other night. You can download it from my VBMobile blog: The demo code shows basic SMS Messaging, State & Notifications Broker, Call Blocking (using the State and Notifications Broker) and using System Settings - all in VB.NET. Enjoy ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 22, 2008 9:56 AM

How about an ASP.NET Web Server that runs on Mobile Devices?
Came across an article about Padarn today. What is it you ask? A pretty cool concept if you ask me. It's basically an ASP.NET web server capable of running on mobile devices (CE 5.0 and 6.0). I've seen similar attempts at writing and hosting a web server on mobile devices, however this is the best one I've seen yet. I can imagine this being useful to more and more devices as the project grows. Go ahead and check it out! ......

Posted On Friday, April 11, 2008 10:48 AM

What a way to find a bug - or why didn't I think of that *before*?
A while back I wrote about a little app I started working on that gives me back control of my phone - basically a configurable call blocker. All was fine and good with the world until a family emergency hit - and I had to abandon all development and basically everything for about 2 my little app was left in a bit of an unpolished stage though it had worked well enough for the time. Fast forward to yesterday when I was talking to my wife and *poof* we get disconnected. Turns out my little ......

Posted On Thursday, March 20, 2008 8:36 AM

Taking back control of your mobile phone...

I just posted the article I wrote up describing the project I created where I'm creatively blocking calls to my Windows Mobile device. Posted it on my VB.NET Mobile Blog. Enjoy!

Posted On Friday, February 15, 2008 12:46 PM

Taking back control of my mobile phone - a home brewed automatic call blocker.
One thing I've found increasingly annoying is telemarketing calls to my mobile phone. When I glance down and see that 800 number calling I usually press the "Ignore" softkey and go about my business. I figure if it's really something important they'll know alternate ways to contact me...but I got to thinking that I didn't want to have to spend the time to look at the number and press ignore...and since it's my phone and it's got Windows Mobile 6 on it, I can do something about it. So I put together ......

Posted On Friday, February 1, 2008 3:25 PM

Hello World SMS Source Code posted

The source code for the Hello World SMS article I had written last week has been posted here:


Posted On Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:15 PM

Software Review - Wolf Clock for Pocket PC's
Available from: http://www.structuretoobig.... Pros: Free! Easy to use – very configurable! Unlimited Alarms Set music to auto-turn off while you sleep Supports a wide variety of sound formats Just download it! :) Cons: Can’t think of any – did I mention it’s free? So Brian’s probably going to kill me for bringing more attention to a piece of software he hasn’t touched in years…but when I upgraded my phone I lost one of the features I had used on my old one…the built-in alarms ......

Posted On Friday, December 14, 2007 9:49 PM

NS Basic/CE - Review Copy
In the past few days I've been talking back and forth with the folks at NS Basic/CE and they are sending me a review copy of their product to more fully test it out. I was really interested in some features that simply weren't available in the trial version and they were kind enough to offer a review copy so I'm pretty excited to get that in the mail. More to come once I start working with the review copy. For those unfamiliar with NS Basic/CE - they position themselves as a "kindler, gentler alternative ......

Posted On Thursday, December 13, 2007 1:30 PM

VS 2008 and VS 2005 side-by-side with Windows Mobile 6 SDK's
Is this even a supported configuration? Right now mine's not working but I haven't given up yet. I previously had Visual Studio 2005 installed with the Windows Mobile 6 SDK's (both professional and standard) and everything works fine there. Just yesterday installed Visual Studio 2008 and went to look at the Smart Device templates and only the Windows Mobile 5 stuff is there. No problem I figured - maybe just need to re-install the SDK's now that I have VS 2008 so they can be integrated. Did that ......

Posted On Thursday, December 13, 2007 12:16 PM

My new toy - AT&T Tilt
I finally picked up my new AT&T Tilt today - the store I went to at first was all out and so I drove across town to another store where I finally got it....the lady at the first store had tried to sell me on the new BlackJack II but I had my heart set on the Tilt. Had a bit of fun on the drive home with the GPS and Google Maps - can't wait to start building some location aware apps for Windows Mobile 6 :) ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 11, 2007 10:14 PM

NSBasic/CE - on my mobile kick

Since I'm looking at other ways of developing apps for mobile devices and since I'm still undecided about Android (see previous blog entry), I've now decided to take a look at NSBasic/CE if for no other reason than that you can supposedly create apps *on the device* using their IDE....with a nifty little feature like that I've got to at least try it. More to come on that and an eventual side-by-side-by-side of Compact Framework, Android, and NSBasic/CE with a test app.


Posted On Monday, December 10, 2007 8:46 AM

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