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Derek Lakin

Getting Started with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

There are plenty of posts around on how to actually install the Windows 8 consumer Preview, so I’m not going to both covering that right now, but there were a couple of really useful resources that I wanted to highlight. First up is some great design resources for designing the user experience for Metro style apps: http://design.windows.com. This includes: Guidance on how to implement common design patterns in Metro style apps ...

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Derek Lakin

DESIGN: “Ephelis” - A Client App for Freckle

Freckle is an awesome service that takes the friction out of tracking your time and is great for freelancers, consultants and small teams. At Pixel Lab we use it for our timesheet system and it works great for permanent employees and per-project contractors. As a long time Windows Phone user, the first thing I wanted was an app to use with this service, but there isn’t one. There’s a third-party app for iOS ...

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Derek Lakin

Introduction to Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 is the new smartphone operating system from Microsoft. Instead of continuing the development of the Windows Mobile series (currently at 6.5), which has struggled to compete with both the iPhone and Android devices, Microsoft decided to “reboot” their smartphone operating system taking a fresh new look. Hardware In a break from previous smartphone efforts Microsoft decided to have complete control over the hardware specification allowing manufacturers and carriers to modify only ...

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