Card Trader – Windows Phone

Capture, organize and trade your cards with your friend's. Select a card, go to the trade and tap your phone near to your friend's phone. See what your friend are offering and accept a trade or not.

Application supports card capturing, sorting and organizing (you need to buy a full version to get organize feature working). Yep - you can use this application to store your favourite cards, if you don't want to trade them.

You can test and buy the application from the Windows Phone Marketplace - Card Trader

Note!
* NFC is required
* Traded card will be deleted from you phone

Edit (Nov 18th):
* I will send this application to Nokia Create Contests and App Awards 2014
* This app will include following localisation: FI, EN, SPA, GER, IT and hopefully (SK, CZ and POL)

NFC Questions – a text based game for Windows Phone

NFC Questions application can be used like a game - the first player can save a question and answers to the NFC tag; following players can write their own questions to NFC tag if they know the right answer.

Application contains following pages: Read, Question and Write.

Application reads and writes the NFC tag when phone is enough close to NFC tag with PublishBinaryMessage method using Windows:WriteTag.NFCQuestions as a protocol and subtype. All the pages are designed to support all the screen sizes in Windows Phone 8.

Read the whole story how the application works and get the source codes here.

Nokia Developer Wiki administrator added this article to Nokia Developer Wiki "Featured" articles at 10.11.2013.

Map with directions in Windows Phone 8

Map with Directions code example demonstrates how to show route with Map Control and get direction informations with text and text to speech in Windows Phone 8. Start and destination addresses can be added with TextBlocks. Both addresses are calculated to geo coordinates and locations are showed in the Map with map layers (blue and red dots). RouteQuery class is used with these two geo locations and route path is displayed with new map layer. User can simulate route by pressing Prev or Next Point Buttons in the screen. Text instructions are showed in TextBlock and Text-to-speech is used when a new turning point is reached.

This application is useful when you want to simulate your route beforehand.

Read the whole story, see video demo about how the application works and get the source codes here.

Nokia Developer Wiki administrator added this article to Nokia Developer Wiki "Featured" articles at 10.2.2013.

Working with Live Tiles in Windows Phone 7

I wrote a small code example to Nokia Developer Wiki, which shows how to work with Live Tiles in Windows Phone 7. It shows how to create application primary and secondary tiles and how to update tiles data from Scheduled Task Agent and with Push Notification from server side with PHP.

Application Tile - Front Application Tile - Back

Read the whole story, see video demo about how the application works and get the source codes here.

How to create a Namedays application for Windows Phone 7

This Nokia Developer Wiki article explains how the Namedays application is made for the Windows Phone 7. It shows how to load XML data from the server side and bind data to UI. It also illustrates how to localize the application for different languages and how to use Scheduled Task Agent to update application.

Namedays Application Main Page Image Namedays Application Live Tile Front Namedays Application Live Tile Back

You can read the whole story and load the source codes here.

Creating an Interesting Places application – take and share media in Windows Phone 7

I wrote a new article to Nokia Developer Wiki. This code example demonstrate how to take an image, record audio or video and save these captured media files to the Isolated Storage with the location information. These Interesting Places with media files can be later viewed and shared to the server side. This code example uses PHP server as a back end of this application. All captured media files are send 500 kB chucks with RestSharp and parsed together in the server side with PHP. This application is tested with 5 min recorded video (for example), then video file size was 55 MB and sent chucks count was more than 110. Sent was tested over normal cellular network and sending takes about 8 minutes. It worked really nice in Windows Phone 7 without Background Agents.

You can read the whole article and download source codes from here: Creating an Interesting Places application - take and share media in WP7.

Creating a streaming MP3 player in Windows Phone 7

I wrote a new article to Nokia Developer Wiki. In this article, I will show how you can create a streaming MP3 music player in Windows Phone 7. All the music files are stored in the server and are streamed to Windows Phone. Application first loads all the albums data from the server with JSON data. In server side, there are PHP script which loads ID3 tags from all the MP3 files and generates JSON string, which is returned to Windows Phone.

Latest, Favorite and Album songs are displayed in Panorama Page. User can play music in Player Page. This application uses Windows Phone Background Audio Agent to play MP3 music, so the music can be play in background like the original music player does in Windows Phone.

Net MP3 Player - latest song Net MP3 Player - Favorite songs Net MP3 Player - Albums
Net MP3 Player - Album songs Net MP3 Player

You can read whole article and download source code here: Streaming MP3 Player in WP7.

Nokia Developer Wiki administrator added this article to Nokia Developer Wiki "Featured" articles at 20.5.2012.

Picasa Image Gallery with JSON in Windows Phone 7

I wrote a new article to Nokia Developer Wiki. In this article, I will show how you can access to your public and private image albums in Google Picasa (or albums which your friends has shared to you). Google offers many different ways to get image albums data, in this article I will cover JSON to get data from Google.

Windows Phone Application - MyPicasa Login Page Windows Phone Application - MyPicasa Albums Page Windows Phone Application - MyPicasa Album Page
Windows Phone Application - MyPicasa Images Page

You can read whole article and download source code here: Picasa Image Gallery with JSON in WP7

Nokia Developer Wiki administrator added this article to Nokia Developer Wiki "Featured" articles at 6.5.2012.

Namedays application available in Windows Phone Marketplace

I published Namedays application to Windows Phone Marketplace. This application show selected country's name days. Name days thought the year are visible in application and today's names are displayed in Live Tile. So it is really easy to see and remember if your friends has a name day.

There are 15 countries included: Austria, Czech, Finland, Finland Swedish, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Slovak, Spain, Sweden, Uk and Usa.

Email me to get your country supported.

Here is a few screenshots:

Here is a few line in finnish: Lataa nimipäivät windows phone 7:lle tästä.

Nokia Developer Champion of the Month for March

I have been selected Nokia Developer Champion of the Month March - big thanks to Nokia Developer Champion program!

"Nokia Developer Champion Pasi Manninen shares his new Windows Phone skill in an award-winning series of Wiki articles. An independent publisher based in Jyväskylä, Finland, Pasi has successful titles in Nokia Store and Windows Phone Marketplace.

His Finnkino Elokuvat app in Windows Phone Marketplace allows users to see film times and movie trailers for the Finnkino Theatre chain in Finland. To create the app he loads and parses XML data from the theatre's web site, and he shares his techniques with the community. Pasi recently shared additional work he has done creating a Snake game and Weather Forecast app for Windows Phone 7.

As a Nokia Developer Champion since 2009, Pasi's creativity and willingness to share continue to inspire the entire developer community."