Jun 282012
 June 28, 2012  Posted by at 6:09 am WinRT Tagged with: , , , , ,  No Responses »

As you might have found out (or not) you can’t access VisualStates by their name in code/programmatically. Setting a VisualState in code is also a bit of a hassle compared to declaring it in XAML, and then of course you can’t use Blend. If you try to access a named storyboard that is wrapped in […]

Jun 282012
 June 28, 2012  Posted by at 4:18 am WinRT No Responses »
Is your (Metro) App designed for accessibility?

I am still working on my Metro app, I am actually re-doing the whole thing,- I want to make it perfect and follow the guidelines to detail. I am right now adding some more stuff to my app-plan (a document where I write down how the app is going to work, with checklists for myself […]

Jun 262012
 June 26, 2012  Posted by at 2:14 am Uncategorized No Responses »
Google I/O 2012 conference - learn about Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more.

On wednesday Google I/O 2012 conference starts, and although I wont be in San Francisco for the massive event I will be following the sessions live here.And according to Google : “All sessions will also be recorded and available on the site within 24 hours” Sessions I would like to attend: Day 1: Breaking the […]

Jun 192012
 June 19, 2012  Posted by at 2:42 am WinRT Tagged with: ,  No Responses »
Microsoft Surface

I am loving the new tablet from Microsoft! On Monday Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s (MSTF) chief executive officer, introduced the world to the ultrafine and very sleek ultraportable tablet computer Surface. I can’t have been the only one falling in love, the tablet is beautiful and strong. No price or realease date yet though, so we will have to wait […]

Jun 162012
 June 16, 2012  Posted by at 2:31 am Uncategorized Tagged with: ,  38 Responses »
Re-cutting an old VGA cable to fit both a HDMI and VGA cable on my laptop (Asus X53 (X53SK-SX028V) for two external monitors

I got an Asus X53 (X53SK-SX028V), nothing to brag about.- but it’s okay. When I bought it as a student it was the best I could afford, since I wanted to invest in an SSD as well and a good mouse. Anyways, this laptop has a very annoying problem, the HDMI port and the VGA […]

Jun 152012
 June 15, 2012  Posted by at 12:28 am Uncategorized Tagged with: ,  No Responses »
Facebook App Center Launched,- but not the same as App Store, Google Play, Marketplace or Windows Store

Facebook App Center is a place where you can look for facebook related apps, either facebook’s own apps or apps found in App Store or Google Play. It’s just a place that you can search, filter and organize apps to get a quick overview,- so it wont replace the existing ‘stores’ as they only host […]

Jun 132012
 June 13, 2012  Posted by at 1:15 pm WinRT No Responses »

Let’s have a look at the fun: (thursday PST) Agenda: 8:50 – 9:00 Welcome 9:00 – 10:00 Embrace Metro style design 10:00 – 11:00 Less is more: Commanding, Information Architecture & Navigation 11:00 – 11:15 Break 11:15 – 12:15 Be fast and fluid: Designing for Touch, Mouse, Keyboard 12:15 – 13:00 Lunch 13:00 – 13:30 […]

Jun 132012
 June 13, 2012  Posted by at 2:04 am WinRT Tagged with: , , ,  1 Response »
Attending a Microsoft App Excellence Lab next week, hoping for a token for Windows Store

As you might have noticed I like Windows8 and Metro so I have been working on an idea I have for a Metro App. Next week lucky me gets to go to Microsoft’s office in Kista (Stockholm, Sweden) to attend a  App Excellence Lab, where I will get one-on-one feedback on my app. That is so […]

Jun 122012
 June 12, 2012  Posted by at 12:56 am WinRT Tagged with: , , , ,  No Responses »
Free Virtual Training with Microsoft on thursday: Windows 8 UX Fundamentals for Metro apps

Keen on learning more about Windows 8 apps? I know I am! So I signed up for the Virtual training on thursday, a 9 hour long online training aimed for desigenrs or developers that have to do the design themselves (like me). The deisgn of the app is very important to get an app approved […]

Jun 102012
 June 10, 2012  Posted by at 8:14 am Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , ,  No Responses »
Apple's World­wide Devel­op­ers Con­fer­ence (WWDC) tomorrow

At 10:00 am in San Fran­cis­co tomorrow, Monday, Apple’s World­wide Devel­op­ers Con­fer­ence (WWDC) kicks off with news we have been waiting for for a while. Rumors around Facebook, maps, iOS6, iCloud and Mac got people talking and as a developer I am very curious what the future will bring. I’m planning on spending the day […]

Jun 092012
 June 9, 2012  Posted by at 2:47 pm WinRT Tagged with: , ,  No Responses »
Hotmail changes look to Metro style, new name and connects to Facebook?

Looks like rumours regarding Hotmail changes might have been confirmed as pictures of the ‘new’ Hotmail has been leaked. To fit in with windows8 and the metro style Hotmail is getting a dramatic makeover to the Metro Style interface. The name was also supposed to be changed to ‘Newmail’, and you would be able to […]

Jun 062012
 June 6, 2012  Posted by at 12:55 am Uncategorized No Responses »
Stockholm Marathon 2012

Last saturday it was time to put all my hard training to the test, it was time for my first marathon. My aim, and my previous runs, predicted a 4 h run plus minus 10 min. But I guess you cant prepare for everything, and the stomach pains I had the week before the run […]

Jun 012012
 June 1, 2012  Posted by at 12:21 am Uncategorized 4 Responses »
Windows 8 Release Preview (release candidate) and Visual Studio 2012RC available for download

Good news for me, and fellow techies that are fond Microsoft products. Windows 8 Release Preview (release candidate) and Visual Studio 2012RC are now released, and I couldnt be more excited! Download Windows 8 release preview here Download Visual Studio 2012RC here Remember that you need to install the Win8 Release Preview to install VS12RC if […]