Here is a quick Windows Phone 7 client for Nerd Dinner. You can query the Nerd Dinner oData endpoint and see the dinners in the Bing maps as push pins. Also, you can select a Push Pin to view the related details of the dinner. Source code is available here
It is a spin off of my actual Silverlight + oData + Bing Maps Client for Nerd Dinner
It was a quick 1-2 hour work. Myself and Shoban was discussing this for some time, and today we spend some time together in Tech Ed India 2010 – and did a quick port – at least partially to Windows Phone 7.
from Anoop Madhusudanan more here
First I would like to say that the code is from Scott Gu’s article Building a Windows Phone 7 Twitter Application using Silverlight. I am very excited that Silverlight will soon be capable of working on Windows Phones. Designing for the phone brings numerous design and user experience problems not associated with the average 20-30 inch computer monitors. About 6 months ago I began tackling those problems in my previous Blend tutorials for layout, animation and video within a iPhone interface.
from Paul Yanez more here
As discussed at PDC last year, Microsoft is working with Nokia to make Silverlight available for Nokia’s phones.
Starting this week you can download the Silverlight for Symbian beta version runtime and tools from the Microsoft Silverlight for Symbian – Beta site.
This release is another milestone in our efforts bringing Silverlight to the leader in worldwide market share for smartphones, the Symbian platform.
With this beta release, developers can start targeting a broader range of devices using the same skillset and tools; specifically, this beta release performance profile is focused on media scenarios.
frome Barak Cohen more here
Aandy Beaulieu has updated his great Physics Helper Library. Now you can use it for Windows Phone development too.
“If you want to create some fun physics-based games for this upcoming platform, you’ll first want to first visit the Windows Phone Development site and download the tools you’ll need.
The Physics Helper Library is a collection of Behaviors and UserControls that make is easier to create 2D physics games in Silverlight using the Farseer Physics Engine. The Physics Helpers have gone through several different iterations – in their original release for Silverlight 2, they were solely UserControls; in Silverlight 3 support for Behaviors was added, and later WPF support was added into the library, thanks to contributions from the community.”
from Aandy Beaulieu
Silverlight for Windows Phone is one of the most exciting things to come along since the original release of Silverlight. Now I can take my same Silverlight/WPF skills and use them not only on the web, and on the desktop, but also on the Windows Phone. Silverlight for Windows Phone is an out-of-browser, chromeless, implementation of Silverlight designed as the premier application development tool for Windows Phone. Applications written in Silverlight for Windows Phone are developed using Visual Studio and Expression Blend, and sold/deployed using the Marketplace.
from Pete Brown
Windows Phone is an amazing platform to use and to design applications for. We are very proud to make a preview version of authoring for Windows Phone available with Expression Blend 4. Downloads will be available around 10:45am today at http://developer.windowsphone.com.
For those of you who have already been using Blend for designing applications for Silverlight or WPF, creating applications for Windows Phone will be a very familiar experience: Basically, authoring is almost entirely identical with the design experience for Silverlight. All your existing skills are still valid, and you can be immediately productive for the new Windows Phone platform.
from electric beach more here
Comparing with the Adobe Flash Player, Microsoft has provided the first step to support the live voice/video chatting through the web By Supports dealing with the Microphone and the Camera in Silverlight 4, Yes it was a great step but still not enough, there is more of a problem is still unresolved, and as a programmer you have to rely on yourself to make your own programming solutions if you decided to go forward to work on Silverlight 4 techniques to create your live voice/video chatting software, it can be summarized as the following:
from jasper22’s more here
You’ve surely heard of Silverlight, Microsoft’s shinier and altogether more-fluffy answer to Flash.
Silverlight is now at the stage where the only real feature it lacks is ubiquity — the only real reason we keep using Flash is because the plug-in is installed on almost every computer in the world. Well, Microsoft wants to change that — Microsoft wants Silverlight to be as prevalent as Flash. To that end, we just reported on Silverlight coming to Symbian phones — and now it seems like the iPhone might also run Silverlight apps… but with Moonlight, Novell’s open source, cross-platform Silverlight implementation.
from Sebastian Anthony more here