Category Archives: Mobile

Layout Awareness in Windows 10 UAP

There have been lots of changes with Windows of the past few years. A while back, Microsoft radically changed the way Windows worked with Windows 8. The goal was to start to converge the different operating systems into a single … Continue reading

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“My” Contribution To Ubiquitous Computing

In my last post, Ubiquitous Computing–Breaking Down the Silos, I talk about how ubiquitous computing is starting to make its way into the world around us.  You may know ubiquitous computing as pervasive computing, ambient intelligence, Internet of Things, haptic … Continue reading

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Ubiquitous Computing–Breaking Down the Silos

During Build 2013, I attended a session on Ubiquitous Computing given by Bill Buxton.  This was one of the better sessions given at Build, which is saying something since there was not a single line of code shown.  I have … Continue reading

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Modern Enterprise Applications – Native Application vs. Mobile Web

In my recent post, A Mobile Web Strategy, I covered some of the architectural decisions that go into build a mobile website.  I glazed over the process of choosing whether to a mobile web application or build a native application. … Continue reading

Posted in HTML5, Mobile, Modern Application, Software Architecture, UX, Windows 8, WP7, WP8 | 1 Comment

Simulating A Tab Control in a Windows 8 Application–Take 2

In my previous post on Simulating a Tab Control, I used radio buttons and a FlipView control to simulate a tab control.  A commenter pointed out that there were no animation when changing FlipViewItems if you switch items by setting … Continue reading

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Simulating A Tab Control in a Windows 8 Application

I was looking through the forums on MSDN today and found someone asking how to implement a Tab Strip Control in Windows 8 Store applications.  They used the Store as an example, wanting functionality that behaves like the OverView, Details, … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 8 – Its Coming!

Last week was a busy week for Microsoft. First they announced that they were building their own Windows 8 tablet. Then later in the week they conducted a Windows Phone Summit, giving developer their first glimpse into the next version … Continue reading

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