Category Archives: Windows Phone

The Definition of Insanity…

Many folks will say is continuing to do the same thing over and over and expecting different results.  According to dictionary.com though, the first definition is: the condition of being insane; a derangement of the mind. Both definitions work though when … Continue reading

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25.4 Podcast Episode 1

Some fellow developers and I have started a new show called the 25.5 developer podcast. 25.4 minutes is the average commute time in the US and we want the show to be something you can listen to in its entirety … Continue reading

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Psycho-Analyzing People You Hate On Twitter With IBM Bluemix and Watson cont.

Last time we explored the Watson User Modeling service and all the personality data that it generates for you. In this post we are going to wire that all up in our app and also explore an additional method on the … Continue reading

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AI In Your Windows Phone Apps pt 3 – Psycho-Analyzing People You Hate On Twitter

Let’s Review Shall We In parts 1 and 2 we went over the process of signing up for a free IBM Bluemix account, creating an app, and adding the Watson Question and Answer service to the app. We then built … Continue reading

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AI In Your Windows Phone Apps? Elementary, My Dear Watson, pt. 2

In part 1, we talked about IBM’s Watson, BlueMix and how to setup a new cloud app to be able to access Watson’s APIs. If you haven’t already done so, now would be a great time to sign up for … Continue reading

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AI In Your Windows Phone apps? Elementary, My Dear Watson pt. 1

IBM’s Watson supercomputer achieved celebrity status in 2011 when it beat Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings in the Jeopardy! Challenge.  According to IBM: Watson is a cognitive technology that processes information more like a human than a computer—by understanding natural … Continue reading

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Promote your Windows Phone app on Twitter every time you get a review

One of the best ways to encourage people to download your Windows Phone app is through positive reviews. But only people browsing in the app store are going to see those right? Well what if there was a way you … Continue reading

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#WPDEV – Stop shaving in November and fight cancer

A few weeks ago I got lazy and stopped shaving for several days. I was reminded of the No-Shave November initiative run by the American Cancer Society and thought that would be  a great way to raise some money for … Continue reading

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Implementing an “App News” Live Tile in Windows Phone 8

Even if your app doesn’t have frequently updating content, it is easy to implement a cool live tile for your Windows Phone 8 app if you have a twitter account. One of the coolest features of Windows Phone since Windows … Continue reading

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