Tag Archives: Windows Phone 7.8

APP UPDATE: Connectivity Manager Updated to Version 1.1

I’ve updated Connectivity Manager to version 1.1. The update is mostly cosmetic. You can download the update here. Here are the changes:

  • Ads are now included (sorry, I had to do it)
  • I updated the “notes” page to provide a little more info on how the app works and why
  • The “about” page has been improved

There were no functionality changes this time around because the Windows Phone API has not changed.

I should note that the the Marketplace/Store lists the following for app requirements:

  • owner identity
  • photo, music, and video libraries
  • data services
  • movement and directional sensor

I need to look into this. The only things the app accesses are:

  • links to your list of email accounts so you can send feedback through an email
  • links to the Windows Phone Marketplace/Store so you can rate and review
  • links to the Windows Phone Marketplace/Store so you can see other apps I’ve developed
  • links to this website

Again, the app does not access, use, or collect any personal data whatsoever.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Now Available: Windows Phone SDK Update for 7.8

This is a repost from the Windows Phone Developer Blog. It’s great news for those waiting for the WP 7.8 release as well as developers interested in sprucing up their apps to take advantage of the new functionality, such as Live Tile resizing and such. Here is the original post.

“Today we are releasing the Windows Phone SDK Update for Windows Phone 7.8, an optional update that adds two new Windows Phone 7.8 emulator images to your existing SDK installation. These two emulator images should enable you to fully test how your Windows Phone 7.5 app’s Live Tiles will look and behave when they are run on a device running Windows Phone 7.8. New phones with Windows Phone 7.8 are beginning to ship, so it’s a great time to update your apps to take advantage of the new Live Tile experience and to reach the new markets that Windows Phone 7.8 makes available.

This blog post briefly covers what is included in the Windows Phone SDK update; I’d highly recommend that developers take a look at Thomas Fennel’s blog on how to ‘light up’ your 7.5 app in Windows Phone 7.8 and 8.0 for a technical overview of how to use the new emulator images.”