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Bdotnet Hangout - New Security Features for Developers in Windows phone 8.1

BDotnet Wednesday Hangout is an initiative by Bangalore .NET User Group which is held every Wednesday between 9-10 PM . This week I got a chance to speak on Windows Phone 8.1 with the title “New Security Features for Developers in Windows phone 8.1″. You can watch the recorded session here.

Steps to Send Emails from Windows Store app for Developers

In this article we are going to see how to send emails from Windows Store application step by step. Sending email from the application is one common feature that is required in most of the cases by the developers to send some information to the customer on periodic basis or on demand as and when required. Windows Store app has no inbuilt module which can hold the framework to send emails on demand, we can use a third party component called “LimiLabs IMAP Component for .Net” which does the same process that is required to send emails from Windows Store apps which has a free version and a paid v... [More]

Programmatically get User Location in Windows Store Apps

  In this tutorial you are going to see how to programmatically get the location information of the device in a windows store application. There are scenarios where we need to collect the user information for audit or to understand where the user currently locate to provide a better information on their needs near by. So what we can get with the location information, basically we can get the Latitude and Longitude of the current location from which the app has been launched and event triggered. To access the location information from the Windows store app we need to access using the Ge... [More]

Programmatically Generate a QR code in Windows Phone 8

  In this article we are going to see a much interesting topic on how to Programmatically create a QR code image in your Windows Phone application, which is a must for any business that runs a show in showcasing the latest and the greatest to the community and the outside world. To give an insight, QR Codes are Quick Response codes as the name speaks its a machine readable language which is unique and which machine reads and do operate based on the information it understands. In common, each and every transaction which needs to be tracked electronically can be accessed with a QR code. ... [More]

Localize your Windows Phone 8 App

  How many of you want to have your Windows Phone application downloaded across the globe and get popularize. This is a question that comes to everyone mind that will my app will be downloaded and used in all the country. Yes the answer to the question will be yes unless if you Localize your application, ok now the question is what is Localization. In simple terms Localization is the process of translating a product into different languages or adapting a product for a specific country or region. Ok now we got the solution, that we can localize to multiple languages and deploy the appli... [More]

Develop Both Windows Phone and Windows Store apps using App Studio without Coding

  In this article we are going to see the new release of Microsoft App Studio for creating apps for Windows Phone and Windows 8 without any coding experience and for immediate move to market in simple 4 easy steps with complete customization. In mid February this year the newer version of the app studio was released in beta to early adapter customers, with the beta version in much usage now we have the final version of the app studio available to the public. To access the App studio login to http://appstudio.windows.com/ with a valid Live ID ( Outlook or Hotmail email ID) or any Microsof... [More]

How to prevent deploying apps to SD card in Windows Phone for developers

  In this tutorial we are going to see how to avoid our application to be installed in SD card directly by the consumers. There are possible cases the app can be installed on to the SD card directly as the latest devices (Lumia) has support to install the application to SD Card and can also install in the local storage. As a developer I prefer having my apps installed to the application storage rather the SD card as it has more control over the app loading, if by any chance the SD is changed or corrupted from consumer perspective if the app is not loading its going to be a bad debt for t... [More]

Whats new in Windows Phone 8.1 from BUILD 2014

  It was April 2nd the Day 1 of the BUILD 2014 Keynote in San Francisco, where Microsoft kicked off with a three hour long Keynote on Windows phone 8.1, Windows 8.1 updates and launch of few new Nokia Lumia devices. The Keynote started with Windows Phone Corporate Vice President Joe Belfort speaking about the highlights of the new features of Windows Phone 8.1. Windows Phone 8.1 the upcoming update for the consumers will have the below enhancements and features. CORTANA – The new Personal Assistance for Windows Phone 8.1 which will replace the BING Search button on the device. C... [More]

Whats new in the Microsoft Azure Management Portal

  Its was the 2nd day of //BUILD 2014, Scott Guthrie gave a keynote about the new Azure enhancements and features that will be released on the day. Later the new Microsoft Azure Management Portal is launched with a much excited look and feel and more advanced dashboard to customize the tiles and pin it accordingly. As everyone I am totally excited to get my hands on with the new portal which gives more appealing look and feel for the end users. To access the new portal, navigate to www.portal.azure.com, though still the old portal will remain active till the new one gets more productiv... [More]

Programmatically get Mobile Operator Information and Settings in Windows Phone

  In this short tutorial you are going to see how to programmatically query and get the mobile Operator information and settings that are applicable. This feature is pretty much needed in any application that uses internet when to check if the Internet connection is active and if active then need to check if the data is coming from Wifi or service provider and from which service provider and to check if the service provider is local provider or in roaming etc. So with these use cases this feature can be more useful in checking the options that the device is current using to avoid any add... [More]

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