I finally have push notifications working in Space Weather App from Windows Azure. Notifications for all 4 platforms work using one service bus. This simplifies my architecture and support since all of my infrastructure and services already live in Azure. No more costly 3rd party services.
We made it to the Ionic Framework showcase!
Today I launched Space Weather App for Android, Apple iOS, and Windows. This means it will run on Android phones & tablets, iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Windows phones & tablets. You can check it out here http://www.spaceweatherapp.com/
ASP.NET Web API is a simple way to create a pretty nice and robust API. I have a need for a simple API and ASP.NET fit the bill. I created an API for my Space Weather application for all of my clients to connect to. The API is pretty simple, it just feeds the clients […]
I have a Windows 8.1 application that is a wrapper around a web site. I have 3 versions of the site that the user can switch between with a control I built. The control sets the iframe source to the respective site. It seems like a recent Windows update broke this (not sure if it was 05/2014 or 06/2014). Here […]
Nokia posted the video of my Windows Phone design consultation with Microsoft in San Francisco. Since then I have implemented almost all of the changes to improve the design and UX, and released Space Weather 4. You can see the entire post from Nokia or just check out the video below! Get Space Weather for […]
After a few weeks of working on an updated version of Space Weather I have finally released 4.0. This update is the product of a redesign from Microsoft and Nokia. A few months ago I won a trip to San Francisco where I met a Senior UX and Design consultant from Microsoft who helped me […]
Today I taught around 60 students from Minneapolis area high schools how to build a Windows Phone application in 5 minutes or less. My goal was to show them how easy it was to get started building applications for mobile devices. I did stress to them that leaning programming is a valuable skill to […]
I was just informed that Nokia selected me as one of the winners of their DVLUP design consultations in person in San Francisco! I get to meet with Dave Crawford who is a Senior Microsoft UX Consultant and lead designer in UK Windows Phone and Windows 8 Center of Excellence! So far the only information I […]
I have released a few updates for my Snow Emergency App. The latest version includes the following fixes and features: A few bug fixes Notifications for general parking restrictions Live Tiles for general parking restrictions Notification count on the Live Tile (I’m not sure what took me so long to add this feature) You can […]