DANIEL VAUGHAN

Encoding Azure Notification Tags

10 Jun 2014

I’m in process of enabling some cloud services for Surfy, the web browser app for Windows Phone. Part of this process has involved leveraging Azure Notification hubs. A notification hub allows you to send notifications to a host of different devices, including Windows Phone, Windows, and even Android and iOS devices. Also, notification hubs are rather flexible. They use a tag system, whereby a client app can send a list of strings along during channel...

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Work Around For A Windows Phone Voice Command Region Localizability Issue

23 Oct 2013

With the latest release of Surfy for Windows Phone 8 I’ve been getting more deeply acquainted with the intricacies of Windows Phone Voice Command localizability. In the process I have uncovered some issues that may snag an unsuspecting dev or two. If you are not familiar with Voice Commands then this post is probably not for you. If you’re still interested, there’s a primer on Voice Commands on MSDN. The Windows Phone OS Voice Command...

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Replacing get_ and set_ methods in exported reflector code

10 Sep 2013

Reflector is a terrific tool, no doubt. If you’ve ever used its export code feature, however, you’ll notice it has a tough time interpreting calls to property accessors. Code is intermingled with get_Foo() and set_Bah(…). Well, you can quickly replace those method calls with the following set of regular expressions. Starting from Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio uses the .NET frameworks regular expression API. So, gone are the days of having to learn VS’s old...

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Farlight Brings A Captivating Drawing Experience To Your Device

22 Aug 2013

Today we at Outcoder are pleased to announce the release of our brand new app: Farlight! Farlight lets you paint onto a moving canvas while creating stunning translucent animated abstract art. We’ve gone cross-platform and we’ve targeted all the major app platforms! Farlight is available for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Windows Phone 7 & 8, and for Windows 8 on the Windows Store. We targeted multiple-platforms using the great tools from our friends at...

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Intellicam Released To Windows Phone Marketplace

17 May 2013

Katka has done a short and sweet write-up of our new app, Intellicam, which was just released to the Windows Phone Marketplace. There’s a lot of buzz around Intellicam: AAWP, Windows Phone News, WMPowerUser, Mobile & Apps, MaxiCep, WPXBOX, appbb, WPForum, xataka, WPMania, comunica, ... The app comes in two flavors: a free version and a paid version. The free version leaves a small watermark on the image.

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