Life Goals Free - Now Available in the Marketplace

by Kevin May 16, 2012 19:02

Life GoalsLife Goals Free is now available in the Marketplace. This is my first app to use the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) design, so it was a great learning experience.

It is also my first app to use the Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone. I love how easy they were to implement and wire up with my data. I used the ContextMenu, DataBoundListBox, JumpList, and Transition controls, and I was amazed at how much less code they took to implement than the similar controls from the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit. I am now working on adding some of the controls that are unique to the Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone, including the Calendar control, to Bill Reminder.

I want to say a big THANK YOU to Atley Hunter, who ran a contest for the Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone at Orlando Code Camp 2012. Atley is a Microsoft MVP, as well as one of the most prolific Windows Phone app developers in the Marketplace. You can read his blog and get some great ideas at http://www.atleyhunter.com.

Click here for more screenshots and a link to download the app in the Marketplace.

 

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Bill Reminder Featured in the Windows Phone Marketplace in February

by Kevin February 21, 2012 16:16

The paid version of Bill Reminder was featured during February as one of the winners of the [Your App Here] Advertising Campaign from Windows Phone & Nokia that features innovative Windows Phone 7.5 apps that use the Metro interface design and Live Tiles.

After being featured in the Marketplace for 1 full day on the 18th, Bill Reminder jumped to the #1 spot in the Personal Finance category.

Bill Reminder #1

Metro - Icons or Buttons

by Kevin January 12, 2012 20:33

I decided to put a quick update out for WinPhone Info to correct the pin and favorite buttons, because I didn't include the circle in the image. It may seem like a small detail that could easily be ignored, but I feel that strictly adhering to the Metro design guidelines helps to make my apps more aesthetically pleasing and easier to use.

        

If you are interested in learning more about the difference between icons and buttons in Metro, see this article - Why do we have circles around icons in the Windows Phone app bar?

 

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