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.

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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 Nokia Developer Wiki.

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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.

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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 Nokia Developer Wiki.

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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.

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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.

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You can read the whole story and load the source codes Nokia Developer Wiki.

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.

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