Localization of Windows Phone App Settings

I've recently been working to update my Windows Phone app #places to allow the user to customize a few of their search options. One of those settings is the unit of measurement for the distance between the user and the search result. In a nutshell, I want the user to…

Why I Chose the Surface RT

I wanted to take the time quickly to write about my decision to purchase a Surface RT back in August and some of the factors that let me to my decision. Light Weight, Thin and Portable I planned to use my Surface primarily to take to meetings for note taking…

Windows Phone Emulator Hotkey Resources

I first started developing Windows Phone applications by just hacking around. I didn't read any books or watch any videos. I just started writing code. After becoming more serious about Windows Phone development I started digging into articles, books and other resources. Here are some great shortcuts I learned along…

Work around for the Unreliable GetGeopositionAsync()

My first application I developed for Windows Phone 8 relied heavily on the phone's current location, but I didn't need to track the location at all times. Naturally I tried to use the GeoLocator.GetGeopositionAsync() method found in all the documentation. However, I was finding that this method often ran…

Switching Blogging Platforms & Hosting in Windows Azure

Recently I decided to switch from my custom built MVC3 solution (which I developed while in College as a side project) to Ghost Blogging platform. This is largely due to the amount of effort it previously took for me to publish using my old platform. With writing another website and…