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1. Enhanced Windows Phone 8 Map Gestures
This blog post describes the addition of a two-finger rotation and three-finger pitch gesture to the Windows Phone 8 Map control.
Mobile Development » Windows Phone 7/8 » General
Colin Eberhardt Updated: 15 Apr 2013
Rating: 4.94/5 (6 votes)
2. Comparing KendoUI and Knockout (with a bit of jQueryMobile on the side)
I’ve always been a big fan of Knockout, most likely because it reminds me of Silverlight (rest in peace). For my thoughts on how Silverlight and Knockout compare, head over to codeproject where I wrote quite a lengthy article on the subject. More recently I have been dabbling with the use of Kn
Third Party Products » Third Party Products and Tools » General
Colin Eberhardt Updated: 8 Apr 2013
Rating: 5.00/5 (6 votes)
3. LINQ to Objective-C
Creating a LINQ-style API for Objective-C has proven to be relatively simple (and fun!). I have provided implementations for some of the most common and useful LINQ methods, however the .NET LINQ APIs for querying collections have a great many more methods than the ones I have covered.
Colin Eberhardt Updated: 25 Feb 2013
Rating: 4.75/5 (3 votes)
4. Introducing PropertyCross – Helping you select a cross-platform mobile framework
The aim of PropertyCross is to make it easier for developers to choose a suitable framework from the ever-growing range of cross-platform mobile application development frameworks. This blog post provides a little bit of background to the project.
Platforms, Frameworks & Libraries » Cross Platform » General
Colin Eberhardt Updated: 23 Dec 2012
Rating: 5.00/5 (6 votes)
5. Integrating Knockout and jQueryMobile
This blog post looks at the issues regarding integration of KnockoutJS and jQueryMobile, and provides a simple worked example – a Twitter Search application – where the two technologies play nicely together! The code for this blog post can be found on github. You can also try it out on y
General Reading » Uncategorised Technical Blogs » General
Colin Eberhardt Updated: 23 Oct 2012
Rating: 5.00/5 (2 votes)
6. An Introduction and Thoughts on Developing iOS Applications with MonoTouch
This blog post describes the creation of a simple Twitter search application for iOS, based on a similar application I wrote for Windows Phone a few months back.
Mobile Development » iPhone » General
Colin Eberhardt Updated: 31 Jul 2012
Rating: 5.00/5 (6 votes)
7. Everything you wanted to know about databinding in WPF, Silverlight, and WP7 (Part One)
Databinding is a fundamental part of the WPF, Silverlight, and the Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 frameworks. It is a powerful concept that once mastered allows you to write concise and elegant code.
Web Development » Silverlight » General
Colin Eberhardt Updated: 26 Apr 2012
Rating: 4.89/5 (2 votes)
8. A Simple Pattern for Creating Re-useable UserControls in WPF / Silverlight
This blog post provides step-by-step instructions for creating a user control, which exposes bindable properties, in WPF and Silverlight. The post covers dependency properties, and how to manage DataContext inheritance.
Web Development » Silverlight » Controls
Colin Eberhardt Updated: 7 Feb 2012
Rating: 4.84/5 (21 votes)
9. Windows Phone 7 – Browsing your Photos via Bing Maps
Browsing your Photos via Bing Maps.
Mobile Development » Windows Phone 7/8 » General
Colin Eberhardt Updated: 16 Jan 2012
Rating: 5.00/5 (2 votes)
10. A Windows Phone 7 Slide View with Page Pips