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Derek Lakin

Detecting Zune Connection for PhotoChooserTask

When you’re using the PhotoChooserTask to get the user to select or take a photo you may have experienced the problem when the user is connected to Zune because this prevents them from accessing their media library. Unfortunately, from a development point of view, the Complete event that fires simply provides Cancel as the Result, which is the same result for when the user simply presses the back button. I’ve seen a few ...

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Derek Lakin

Entypo: An OpenType Pictogram Font

I blogged a while back about using the new Segoe UI Symbol font to create high quality scalable application bar icons. Well, to add to that, Entypo is an OpenType font containing over 100 handcrafted pictograms that will work well for the same thing. An EPS vector file is also available in case you want to convert them to a different format for use as Windows Phone application bar button icons (for example). It’s ...

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Derek Lakin

APP: Medicine Manager

My latest app, Medicine Manager, hit the Marketplace a few weeks ago and I’ve been meaning to blog about it, but with work commitments, it’s been really hard. Suffice to say that a blog post is coming. In the mean time, the guys over at WP7 Lab have been good enough to review the app and they were really positive, so thanks very much. You can read their full review here: http://wp7lab. ...

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Derek Lakin

DESIGN: “Ephelis” - A Client App for Freckle

Freckle is an awesome service that takes the friction out of tracking your time and is great for freelancers, consultants and small teams. At Pixel Lab we use it for our timesheet system and it works great for permanent employees and per-project contractors. As a long time Windows Phone user, the first thing I wanted was an app to use with this service, but there isn’t one. There’s a third-party app for iOS ...

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Derek Lakin

First Impressions Count

First impressions in Windows Phone 7 (WP7) applications are just as important as they are in real life. You only get the opportunity to make a first impression once, so make it a good one. In the case of WP7 applications, the first impression a user will get is from the splash screen. If you haven’t taken the effort to customize your splash screen, then user’s will immediately think that you haven’t ...

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