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Playing with MS Band SDK

The Band SDK is out since a few weeks. Finally, I was waiting for it since I got the Band (Beginning of November, during the MVP Summit). I was a bit disappointed because you can’t write “real” Band app, but I understand. It is the first version of the device, I hope for the next ones, we will be able to do more. With this SDK, we can do 3 big [...]

Mobile Dev Day 2014 : a succes !

The Mobile Dev Day 2014 took place on Thursday, November 27th. We got bigger than last time : 2 tracks (one in French, one in English) 10 international speakers (8 MVPs, one from MS Corp (Scott Hanselman) on one MEET member) 250+ people showed up   We got very good feedback from attendees as nice ideas so we are motivated to do bigger and better [...]

Nokia Developer Champion

  Got a nice email from Nokia last week : they awarded me the Nokia Developer Champion title ! It was an amazing surprise, thanks to the Nokia team ! So, what is the Nokia Developer Champion (NDC) program ? Well, you can see it as the MVP program for Nokia. It is also awarded for 1 year renewable. The key benefits are : Nokia recognition A device [...]

Windows Phone 8 Push Notifications Callback

  WARNING : The WP team warned me that they plan to deprecated this feature. I cannot give any timeframe, but the usage is discouraged by Microsoft. So why did I made this article ? Well because it was written before I contacted the WP team for some details and they told me it will be deprecated. And I didn’t want to lose the work I’ve already [...]

Windows Phone authenticated push notifications

  There are 2 limitation of the basic push notifications on windows phone : Limited to 500 notifications per day per subscription (which should be ok for most of us) Notification is not encrypted   If you want to lift those limitations, you need to use authenticated push notifications. There are 5 steps to follow : Buy a certificate Install the [...]

Phone 8 Wallet I : Deals

This is the first part of a series about the Windows Phone 8 Wallet. The menu : Phone 8 Wallet I : Deals Phone 8 Wallet II : Membership and Transactions Phone 8 Wallet III : WalletAgents Phone 8 Wallet IV : Wallet and NFC   You can see deals as coupons. It appears like this in Wallet :   First thing first, before you can use Wallet in your application, [...]

Phone 8 Wallet III : WalletAgents

This is the third part of a series about the Windows Phone 8 Wallet. The menu : Phone 8 Wallet I : Deals Phone 8 Wallet II : Membership and Transactions Phone 8 Wallet III : WalletAgents Phone 8 Wallet IV : Wallet and NFC   Let’s talk about Wallet Agents. Not much to talk about it as it is fairly simple (If you are not using payment as I do).   What [...]