1. October 2012 08:12
I’d like to provide a somewhat comprehensive resource of resources. If you are looking for help, looking for support, or looking for some camaraderie in your fight to get an app in the store and claim your fame and fortune, then look no further.
My whole job is staying plugged in with you – the developer community. Some work for large organizations as a cog. Others are at start ups and your pretty much the whole machine. Whether you’re a contributor, though, or going it alone, you can’t go it alone. You need good involvement in your local developer community. I have prepared a lot of course material, presentation outlines, and book content, and I learn a lot in the process. So volunteer to present at a local user group even if it’s a bit daunting. If all you do is fight one fire at a time at work using what you already know then you may not stretch or stretch quickly enough. You may not be as agile as you can be.
That’s it for now. Keep plugged in. Keep coding!
19. March 2012 11:42
This may be obvious to many, but as we all know what’s obvious to us is not necessarily obvious to a billion others. So we may as well throw it out on a blog for the betterment of mankind. Actually, that may be a lofty expectation for my next tip, but here goes.
If you use an internet site like Meetup or Facebook to manage calendar appointments and you want to see those events on your Windows Phone, do it like this.
- Go to calendar.live.com and log in with your Live account. If you don’t have a Live account, you can obviously get a free one and hopefully you know that this doesn’t mean you have to get a @live.com or @hotmail.com email address. Even if your email is email@example.com, you can sign up for a email address.
- Now click subscribe on the top
- Keep Subscribe to a public calendar selected
- Now go get the URL to the .ics file published by your site and paste it into the Calendar URL
- Give it a name
- Choose a color and a charm if you’d like
- Click Subscribe to calendar
Now you can see this calendar on your Windows Phone if you go to the calendar settings.
This is making my life a lot easier. I hope it enriches yours as well.