New game: Slider now in Windows Phone marketplace!

Our first game for Windows Phone is now available for download in Windows Phone marketplace!
The game is very simple, all you have to do is slide and double click on toasts shown on the screen. BUT be quick
or they will disappear!

The game also features daily, weekly, monthly and all time leaderboards!

Best of all? The game is free, get it here now or scan the QR code below!

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Below are some screenshots:
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Quick trick: Enable keyboard in Windows Phone emulator

Just thought I would give you all a quick trick when using the Windows Phone emulator. Normally the emulator only takes input from the on-screen keyboard. To use your keyboard instead (which can be a huge time-saver) press Pause/Break key on your keyboard (Page up will also work). To enable on-screen keyboard again just press Pause/Break key again (or Page Down).

For more about the keyboard in the emulator, see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff754352%28v=vs.92%29.aspx

SMS-Biljetter 1.5 nu i Windows Phone Marketplace

Nu har version 1.5 av SMS-Biljetter till Windows Phone blivit godkänd. Bland nyheterna finns uppdaterade biljettdata för 2012 och även ett par nya städer och bussbolag, bland annat Skånetrafiken som varit väldigt efterfrågat! Nedan är hela ändringsloggen:

- Lagt till Skånetrafiken
- Lagt till Xtrafik (Gävle m.fl.)
- Lagt till Värmlandstrafik
- Uppdaterat priser och övrig information för: Uppsala stadsbussar, Uppsala regionbussar, Länstrafiken i Sörmland, Länstrafiken Örebro, Länstrafiken Västmanland, Länstrafiken Kronoberg

Appen är fortfarande gratis och kan laddas ner på Windows Phone Marketplace:

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Nedan följer också lite skärmdumpar:

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Free Windows Phone 7 Toolkit e-book

Today I found a new e-book, that I just have to recommend, which explains the Windows Phone 7 Toolkit in depth. It looks really good, covering most controls in detail, and giving some nice examples. This will probably be a good complement to the examples that comes with the toolkit. The book is written by Boryana Miloshevska, an experienced software developer. It can be downloaded for free here: http://www.windowsphonegeek.com/WPToolkitBook

Update: I can also recommend the free e-book “Programming Windows Phone 7″ by Charles Petzold (http://www.charlespetzold.com/phone/) which is also a great resource for WP7 development.

Gasmackar submitted to Windows Phone marketplace

I have now submitted a new application to marketplace for certification, Gasmackar, which helps you find natural gas stations in Sweden. It shows the price and address, and allows you to easily navigate there using Bing Maps. It also features a live tile displaying the current average price for natural gas in Sweden. All information is from http://www.gasbilen.se, a huge thanks to them for supplying the data. Below are some screenshots:

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The application will soon be available in Windows Phone Marketplace. I will update with a link when it is available!

SMS-Biljetter (SMS-Tickets) 1.3 now available in WP Marketplace

SMS-Tickets 1.3 is now available in Windows Phone Marketplace. I have rewritten the whole application to improve performance, and are now also using databases to store information instead of XML files. But the main features is that it is now fully compatible with Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango). After a user request I have also added support for prefixes for phone numbers.

With mango also comes 2 sided tile support and multiple tiles, so finally you can pin your favorite tickets to the start screen and create a ticket in just one click! The live tile will on the front show which city the ticket is for. The backside will show more information as what ticket type (Adult, child, etc.), how many zones, if a prefix is used, and/or if night price is chosen.

Change log:

- Pin tickets to the start screen
- View the bus companies website right inside the app
- Add and use prefixes for phone numbers
- Support for Windows Phone 7.5
- The app is now completely free!
- Updated information about most of the bus companies
- Added the bus company “Din Tur” (Sundsvall)

Screenshots:

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Download the application here

Sok Operator (Search Carrier) is now in marketplace

My next app has now been published in marketplace! It is called “Sök Operatör” (Serach Carrier). Simply put the app shows the carrier of a specific phone number (only Swedish phone numbers). Perfect when you want to know if you can afford calling your friends! Blinkar

The app is very simple, just enter a phone number or pick one from your contacts, and press search and after a few seconds the carrier name is presented.

Here are some screenshots:

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Multiple selection in Listpicker

I thought I would write a quick how-to about how to use the ListPicker for selection of multiple items.

First create a ListPicker in XAML with a few deafult strings like below:

<toolkit:ListPicker Name="myListPicker" Header="Countries" FullModeHeader="CHOOSE COUNTRIES"
SelectionChanged="myListPicker_SelectionChanged" SelectionMode="Multiple">
   <sys:String>Denmark</sys:String>
   <sys:String>Finland</sys:String>
   <sys:String>Norway</sys:String>
   <sys:String>Sweden</sys:String>
</toolkit:ListPicker>

Notice the attribute SelectionMode=”Multiple”, which sets that the user can select multiple items, we also added an event handler for the SelectionChanged event.
Note: To use < sys:string > you need to add xmlns:sys=”clr-namespace:System;assembly=mscorlib” at the top in the < phone:PhoneApplicationPage> tag.

Now in the construct for the page, add the following code:

myListPicker.SummaryForSelectedItemsDelegate = SummarizeItems;

This assigns the function SummarizeItems to summarize the string to be shown for the selected items. Let’s create that function now:

private string SummarizeItems(IList items)
{
   if(items != null && items.Count > 0)
   {
      string summarizedString = "";
      for(int i = 0; i < items.Count;i++)
      {
         summarizedString += (string)items[i];
 
         // If not last item, add a comma to seperate them
         if(i != items.Count - 1)
            summarizedString += ", ";
      }
 
      return summarizedString;
   }
   else
      return "Nothing selected";
}

This function gets an IList with all selected items and we just loop through them and add to a string with a comma between every selected item. Then we return the string, which will be shown when the list picker is in normal mode.

Hope you enjoyed this quick how-to!

Media Remote for WP7.5 mango now in marketplace!

Media Remote with support for Windows Phone 7.5 mango is now available for download/update in the Windows Phone Marketplace! If you have used Media remote before you will need a new version (1.2) of the server software available here.

Feature Highlights:

- Works with ALL types of Spotify accounts!

- Play/Pause and choose tracks in Spotify

- Control the volume

- Search for artists, albums, and tracks to play

- Pin tracks, artists, and albums to your start screen

- Share what you are listening to with your friends via Twitter, Facebook, and Windows Live

- View information about albums

Screenshots:

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