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Monday, August 4, 2008

Introducing the Windows Mobile API Usage Tool

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Pocket PC Developer" @ 04:00 AM

http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsmobile...usage-tool.aspx

"The API Usage Tool scans your Windows Mobile applications (in cab, msi, or binary formats), performs static analysis, and reports on the usage of APIs and other system resources. Our application compatibility team has been using the tool for several months now to ensure that we have good coverage of our public SDK when we do testing with 3rd party applications, as well as to help guide resource allocation and investments toward the most frequently used APIs."

This program will scan your mobile app and report on the used APIs, including depreciated APIs and export it to a file. MS would like to collect these statistics to aid in their compatibility planning. More details, including the address to submit the info on your file are at the site linked to above.

Tags: developer

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Pocket Programming Language Now On Sale - 50% off!

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Pocket PC Developer" @ 06:00 PM

http://www.arianesoft.ca/

"Write software for your Smartphone, PocketPC and PC in minutes using our new programming language. PPL is a fast and easy-to-learn programming language that is fully object-oriented."

PPL is on sale now until August 31 for $37.35 CAD / $34.95 USD / 18.68 GBP / 223.89 SEK (OK, I gotta stop playing with the currency drop down on their shopping cart page). Here's the link for anyone interested in this pretty nice deal.


Friday, June 27, 2008

Windows Mobile Developer Webcasts Now Available On Demand

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Pocket PC Developer" @ 02:27 PM

http://blogs.msdn.com/jasonlan/arch...-on-demand.aspx

So unlike your cable company, On Demand here doesn't mean pay extra to view it when you want. Just head on over to the links below and you can view the webcasts that were shown prior to and during TechEd 2008. Heads up to Jason Langridge for providing the links. Happy viewing!

· Developing Applications for Windows Mobile Devices

· Developing Your First Real Windows Mobile 6 Application

· Using Device Capabilities & Device Functionality

· Mobile Data Strategies & Synchronization Using SQL Server Compact, XML, & LINQ

· Windows Mobile Development - Live from TechEd Orlando

Tags: developer

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Windows SideShow for Windows Mobile Developer Preview

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Software" @ 06:08 AM

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...&DisplayLang=en

"Windows® SideShow™ for Windows Mobile® is an application for Windows Mobile 5 and Windows Mobile 6 Pocket PCs and Smartphones that allows you to use your Windows Mobile device as a Bluetooth SideShow-compatible device. This enables you to use your phone as an extra window into your PC. You can both access your computer’s information from your Pocket PC or Smartphone, and control the computer through a gadget interface. While the phone is out of range, or when your computer is off, you can continue to view content sent to the phone previously. This makes it easy to send information to the phone that you'll need later on."



Last year, I trekked over to Beijing with fellow MVPs and other technical community leaders to meet with the Microsoft Research and Windows Vista teams. There, we discussed the direction that Windows Vista was going to take over the next few years. Microsoft obviously wanted to make the user experience better, but they wanted (needed?) ideas. While a great deal of the week-long meeting focused on the product itself, we did spend some time discussing how it could better communicate with the rest of Microsoft's products, and most importantly, take advantage of them. For the most part, it was all about Windows Mobile, and I was brimming with ideas. Can you see where this is heading?

Yes, we discussed Windows SideShow, which at the time was one of Windows Vista's most impressive features, yet sadly, one of the most underused, too. Not everyone has a digital picture frame or a laptop with an in-lid display. But a lot of us have phones, and if you're reading this, it's probably a Windows Mobile phone. I often wondered why Microsoft didn't endow its own mobile product with SideShow support right off the bat. Some third parties cooked up their own solutions, but adoption was far from widespread, and I was sincerely hoping that Microsoft would realize their oversight and rectify the situation by releasing an official solution to bring SideShow to Windows Mobile.

So, here we are, a year later and Microsoft has heeded advice and finally released a developer preview. It's at v0.01, so don't expect it to be rock solid, but it'll still give you a taste of things to come. Our pal, Arne, has given it a test run and likes what he sees. Maybe you will too. Download it, install it, and let us know what you think.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Developer Mobility Events Still Have Spaces Open!

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Pocket PC Developer" @ 01:30 PM

http://blogs.msdn.com/jasonlan/arch...-in-the-us.aspx

"Mobility Metro is a 3 day hands-on lab or 1 day seminar that covers the detailed points about building applications on the Windows Mobile platform. It covers tools such as Visual Studio 2008, the .NET Compact Framework, SQL Server Compact Edition and more.

The training will go into detail on:

  • All About Windows Mobile
  • Windows Mobile for Line of Business
  • The Tools
  • Managed Development
  • Data Management Strategies
  • Performance and Optimization
  • A Whole New Level"

Some cool free mobility sessions are still available around the US, so if you're looking for a quick trip to see some new development tools (and how to create some neat user interactions), check Jason Langridge's post for locations and length.

Tags: developer

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