Windows Phone 7 App Roundup for 10/25

Ah, closer to launch and more apps in the marketplace than a single byte could hold!   This is my personal look at what’s hot and what’s not in the phone marketplace.   Surely I’ll miss a few things but hopefully will catch them next time. What’s Hot: Netflix (Entertainment), free Really not much more to say, is there?  Browse titles, view your instant queue, play back, etc.  It’s clean and simple.  What I haven’t done is tried to use this over 3G while in a moving car,... [More]

Windows Phone 7 App Roundup for 10/18

While this is by no means an exhaustive list, here’s what is catching my eye this week in the phone Marketplace: Shazam (Music & Video), Free Sample a few seconds of a tune, and Shazam uploads and parses what tune you’re listening to.   Pretty cool.  I’ll be honest, I’m much more interested in this technically than practically, wondering how the algorithms work, fuzzy matching, etc.   Practically speaking, I would get a lot more use out this if radios didn’t do the “song ID” t... [More]

WP7 Ad Control Experience

This post has been updated on 21-Oct-2010 with new information contained in the last paragraph. Most developers realize you can bring in revenue through advertising, and the Microsoft Ad Control lets you do that easily in your Windows Phone 7 application.   For most simple apps, you might offer a trial version that is fully functional but supplemented with ads, and a paid version that is ad free.  Or you might just make your app free, supported only via ads. This is what I wanted to do with... [More]

Windows Phone Emulator and Fiddler

On an internal alias, Eric Lawrence chimed in on setting up Fiddler for the Windows Phone 7 emulator.  This is really useful, of course, for monitoring traffic to/from the emulator … since so many apps are use data services, this is a must have feature. The first step is to set the local machine as a proxy … in the IE LAN settings (or via the control panel) like so:   In the Fiddler options, configure the Fiddler listen port and allow Fiddler to accept remote connections: In my app (Squeak... [More]

SqueakBox for Windows Phone 7

While I spend most of my time focusing on Windows Azure and cloud computing, naturally as a developer evangelist I need to dive into Windows Phone 7.   I had an idea for an app (not overly original, I admit) and thought I’d explore developing this in my spare time.  The result is an app called SqueakBox and it’s currently up in the Marketplace. So what’s this app?  It’s pretty much the next gen of fart apps.  Instead of just flatulence (which I never really found all that funn... [More]

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