February 2011 - Posts

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WP7: Dissecting we.Muslim app | Part 7 – Prayer Times Calculator by zeddy

Given a Latitude Longitude Coordinate & UTC Offset, we can calculate Prayer Times in anywhere of the world… Previous parts in this series: Part 1 – Wireframe Part 2 – Composites Part 3 – Icon Sizes Part 4 – Proper Splash Screen Part 5 - Get Current...
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WP7: Dissecting we.Muslim app | Part 6 – Get Area Name from Latitude Longitude by zeddy

Given a latitude longitude coordinate, let’s now resolve this to a meaningful Area, Country string. Previous parts in this series: Part 1 – Wireframe Part 2 – Composites Part 3 – Icon Sizes Part 4 – Proper Splash Screen Part 5 - Get Current Latitude Longitude...
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WP7: Dissecting we.Muslim app | Part 5 – Get Current Latitude Longitude by zeddy

In this part we will use Location Services to get current coordinates. I’ve created a class that you can reuse and it works with the GPS Emulator too. Previous parts in this series: Part 1 – Wireframe Part 2 – Composites Part 3 – Icon Sizes Part 4 – Proper...
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WP7: Dissecting we.Muslim app | Part 4 – PROPER Splash Screen by zeddy

Prev Posts in the Series: Part 1 – Wireframe Part 2 – Composites Part 3 – Icon Sizes Notice that I put PROPER in All Caps. This is because there are 3 ways of showing Splash Screen and only 1 of them is correct (at least for my app). Let’s start with...
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WP7: Dissecting we.Muslim app | Part 3 - Icon Sizes by zeddy

Prev Posts in the Series: Part 1 – Wireframe Part 2 – Composites Now, icons are the first thing users will see after buying your app, so make them look polished. Application Icon Application icon’s size is 62 x 62 pixels . If you don’t specify one, the...
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WP7: Dissecting we.Muslim app | Part 2 - Composites by zeddy

Part 1 of the series shows how the Wireframe reminded me to prepare various codes (bearing calculation between two locations, getting travelling direction from GPS, etc.). In this second part, I only care about the design assets that will be used. Composites...
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WP7: Dissecting we.Muslim app | Part 1 - Wireframe by zeddy

What app do you want to build? Draw it out on a whiteboard or Visio. When you put your ideas out, our brain cells engage and we can estimate the things we might need: buy 3rd party SDK, need an app server for push notification, learn new API, etc. This...
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WP7: People Hub & “Get in, Get out” concept by zeddy

What I like about Windows Phone 7 is the integration of Facebook into Contacts . In fact, it’s one of the first things WP7 ask after you turn on the phone for the first time:   Let’s face it, the people in your contacts are the most you want to hear...
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Activate Azure Benefits from Bizspark MSDN by zeddy

If you’re one of the lucky ones who have MSDN Premium (Bizspark Members get MDSN Premium btw), you definitely should activate your Azure benefits. According to this link: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/offers/popup/popup.aspx?lang=en&locale...
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