Dec 082014
 
 December 8, 2014  Posted by at 4:44 pm C# & F#, Optical Character Recognition, Universal Apps, WinRT, WP 1 Response »
Adding contacts in a Universal Store App (Windows Store and Windows Phone)

It’s getting rather cold in UK and I am dreading the winter and the darkness. However, on the positive side it is cozier to sit and code in front of the computer with a lovely cup of tea or coffee. And here is some code. I was asked on Twitter to post about adding contacts […]

Nov 152014
 
 November 15, 2014  Posted by at 2:44 pm Optical Character Recognition, Universal Apps, WinRT, WP 3 Responses »
Windows Runtime Optical Character Recognition and Speech Synthesis- adding additional language support

This post is a continuation of the Windows Runtime Optical Character Recognition I posted a month back. By default the Windows Runtime Optical Character Recognition library supports English. The resource file for English is added to the project when the Nuget package has been added, under a folder called OcrResources and the file itself called […]

Sep 302014
 
Video: Get Started With Optical Character Recognition with the OCR Library for Windows Runtime

A few weeks ago the OCR library for Windows Runtime was released, and I was beyond excited. While I tried it out and made a nifty little app (should be in the Store soon) I realized that this stuff is so awesome it has to be shared! Here is a very little and quick introduction […]

Sep 172014
 
 September 17, 2014  Posted by at 11:04 am Universal Apps, WinRT, WP No Responses »
WinRT- grabbing the last file the user accessed. FutureAccessList and MostRecentlyUsedList

I have to apologize the shortness and simple posts I’ve written the past few weeks- I realized today that is has been a while since I’ve done a longer post. Currently working on a course for Pluralsight, and being somewhat overwhelmed over the learning curve at work has left me with little time. I am […]

Jun 032014
 
 June 3, 2014  Posted by at 7:09 am Angular, C# & F#, HTML & CSS, JS & TS, Universal Apps, WinRT, WP No Responses »
Windows Phone 8.1 with WinJS, Angular.js using a WinRT Component in C# (cross language component)

I’m at NDC- Norwegian Developer Conference and this year I have only one session, and I decided to be here all week. Kjersti and Jacob, two of the organizers from Programmutvikling let’s speakers attend workshops for free so this year I was able to take advantage of that and have attended the two-day workshop on […]

May 052014
 
 May 5, 2014  Posted by at 3:05 pm C# & F#, Universal Apps, WinRT, WP, XAML 2 Responses »
(video) Sharing views (XAML) using Portable Class Libraries

After another PCL debate on Twitter I realized many were unaware of the fact that PCLs have undergone a lot of improvements, and for example fully supports sharing views and XAML resources between Windows Store Apps and Windows Phone (WinRT) apps. Here is a demo and some rambling. Happy coding! Big thank you to David […]

Apr 282014
 
 April 28, 2014  Posted by at 5:51 am Universal Apps, WinRT, WP, XAML No Responses »
Free 3 day course on Building Apps for Windows Phone 8.1 (& Windows Store Apps)

Today I’m working in the sun, enjoying another sunny day before it gets colder again for the next two weeks. I know I’ve complained about the Lenovo w540, but I have to say that the screen is fantastic. Even with the sun directly on the monitor I can see everything without having to squint, and […]

Apr 072014
 
 April 7, 2014  Posted by at 5:31 am Windows, WinRT, WP Tagged with:  No Responses »
Build XAML Converged Apps: Notes BUILD 2014

Notes from: Using Visual Studio to Build XAML Converged Apps by Navit Saxena Notes from: Using Visual Studio to Build XAML Converged Apps by Navit Saxena I’m skipping the no shit Sherlocks in the session (-remember to check that the UI looks good on both platforms etc.) You can still select WP8.1 only templates, or […]

Mar 112014
 
 March 11, 2014  Posted by at 12:42 pm Life of Iris, Motion Tracking, Windows, WinRT, WP 16 Responses »
First day at work, hello dream job and hello IdentityMine

I can finally share with the world something I’ve been so nervous and excited about for a while. Nervous it might be all a dream, excited that it is for real. Yesterday was my first official day at IdentityMine  a company that specializes in digital user experience using some of my favorite platforms: Windows Store, […]

Mar 022014
 
 March 2, 2014  Posted by at 9:43 pm C# & F#, WinRT, WP 2 Responses »
6 ways of setting design time data in Windows Store Apps (XAML and C#)

Design time data is data that you use for your application while working on the design without the application running. When the application is running this data is often replaced with the real data. Grab the application here: Without any sort of data to fill in the controls and templates designing the user interface becomes […]

Jun 152013
 
 June 15, 2013  Posted by at 1:58 pm Uncategorized, WP No Responses »
Advanced WP8 in easy steps: Speech

Bits and pieces from my slides and code from my session on WP8 at Norwegian Developer Conference 2013   Speech is a rather neat feature of Windows Phone, and we can now do more than just launch an application. Integrating speech in the app is easy, and allows the user one more way to interact […]