How to use custom fonts in Windows Phone and Windows Store apps

Using a custom font in Windows Phone and Windows Store apps is quite simple. Following steps will work with both type of apps. For this demo we will use the font Elegant Ink from Monika’s post where she handpicked 7 best free fonts from 2013. Add font to solution Add the font (TTF) to your solution and mark it as “Content” in Build Action…

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Weekly Digest for Developers: Jan 01 – Jan 05, 2014

Welcome to this week’s (Jan 01 – Jan 05) weekly digest for Developers. In this post we will round up all the news, headlines and useful developer blog posts from the last week that were worth checking out for windows phone and windows 8 developers. If you find this useful then do make sure to come back…

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Must have apps for Windows Phone App Developers

To be a successful windows phone app developer one needs to be on top of every aspect of the app life-cycle which not just includes the development of the app but also following key aspects: Research – Analysis of similar/competitor apps, Discovery of pre-built tools, libraries, UI controls, icons and resources available for app development.…

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Working around admob crash in Windows Phone apps

As we mentioned earlier in our post, we have been trying out different ad providers for our windows phone apps. One of them being adMob from Google. We found that recent updates of adMob SDK for windows phone (version 4.0.4)  has fixed a couple of issues that were previously being encountered. One of the major one that got improved…

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pubCenter expanding to 7 new countries including India

Microsoft advertising solution for windows phone, pubCenter, is expanding to support developers from 7 new countries. These would be Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Mexico, Sweden, and Switzerland. According to the official blog post by Microsoft Advertising, this expansion to new countries can be in late February, 2012 (updated from previous communication). With this addition, pubCenter will now support developers from…

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