Further to the review of this APP at Sheeds’ Blog (HERE), I was lucky enough to have Gary answer some questions regarding his APP, Windows Phone and being a Developer for this new OS. Here in part 1, we focus more on the App and its development. Part 2 this week will look more at Windows Phone in general – and developing for this OS…
In an exclusive sourced today from Microsoft Australia, Sheeds’ Blog has received twitter confirmation that;
* A new MS Aussie WP7 blog/site is being launched in coming weeks, based on or similar to the US windowsteamblog site (hosting the WP and WPDev Blogs)
* Also covering other cool MS hardware, news and consumer information (and hopefully DEV;s as well!)
The Tweets from MSAU:
Continuing my reviews of Aussie Developer’s Apps for Windows Phone, I was pleased to review a recent App added to the marketplace in 2011: Weather and Surf AU. As the title suggests, this App caters for a distinctly Aussie Beach Lifestyle, with both Surf and Marine reports on top of the regular BOM weather data.
So grab your board, pack yourselves into the panel van, tune the radio into EON FM and get ready to head for Bells. Well maybe not, as Smartphones didn’t exactly exist in Melbourne circa 1979 – however if they had of, then this App would have been sure to result in a lot more people cutting in on that perfect swell you had been lucky enough to stumble upon!
Here’s something worth grabbing and putting onto your WP or MP3 player. This weeks Windows Phone Developer Podcast from the Lowdermilk brothers is now up on their WP Dev website. Special guests this week are Chris Walsh and Rafael Rivera (of Chevron fame) in a wide-ranging discussion on new Mango features for Dev’s. With limited Podcast access via Zune for Aussies, it might be easier for you to hit up their website. Links inside.
Microsoft and Windows Phone UK have just released a fantastic online Digital App guide to WP7.
The guide features a whole swag of information about Windows Phone – from Introductions, Apps by grouped types, Social Life Features, FAQ’s and a heap of other info. Print copies are available (or coming soon) in the UK. In the meantime the digital version is included here (and the source linked) for your viewing pleasure Down Under.
(I couldn’t see any Aussie Apps/Games or icons in there I’m afraid).