I recently hosted the Mobile App Development Bootcamp at the General Assembly in New York. Here are the slides I used during the presentation.
We shall overcome, and overcome we have. Here is how to get around a “Cannot resolve reference assemblies” error in Windows Phone 8 projects.
Well we’re back with a quick tip for all you Appsters out there looking to sink your claws into the brave new world of Windows Phone 8 app development. If you’ve bought a Windows 8 phone, you probably want to know how you can debug your Windows Phone 8 apps on your phone. In order [...]
One of my biggest gripes with the Surface is its neurotic tendency to change screen orientation with just the smallest shift in how I hold it. It seems like the Surface is over-eager to not have the problem of older iPhones/iPads when iOS would be slow to recognize a switch in screen orientation. No, the [...]
Windows Phone 8 is here! I know, the sounds of children singing and dancing in the streets is being heard across the world. Windows Phone 8 looks very much like Windows Phone 7, however that similarity is superficial. The big change for WP8 is that it now uses the NT-architecture long used by Windows desktop [...]
Today, I got my Microsoft Surface tablet. I rejoiced with a fist pump to the air, cracked my knuckles and said to myself “let’s build some apps!” I went to my dev machine (also running Windows 8 Pro), fired up Visual Studio 2012, created a new Blank Project template and was all ready to start [...]
Yes, the article everyone has been waiting for with baited breath: how to stream MIME type of content from an Android mobile device to a WCF REST-ful service.
The initial concept of my mobile application was built on a Windows Phone 7 front end, tied nicely together with a WCF SOAP service on the back. I used “Add Service Reference”, and I pretty much forgot about the fact that I was programming against a web service. That was March. This is April. In [...]
…when you get an ActivityNotFoundException and you are certain that you updated your AndroidManifest.xml file I think the hardest aspect of learning a new framework is running into these stupid little issues that leave you stumped for 4 hours, all because I lack the tribal knowledge to instinctively know whats up. So let me tell [...]
These are some things in the normal course of my life that I have come to expect and embrace to take at most 90 seconds: Achieving orgasm with a female Doing my taxes Thinking about the feelings of others Here is one thing that I never thought would take 90 seconds: Executing an Xpath statement [...]