Matthias Shapiro

microsoft windows phone evangelist, infovis enthusiast

Monthly Archives: January 2011

Fun Theme-Friendly Windows Phone Icon

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When designing a “You are here” icon for the map in ShopSavvy (download now on iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 7.

My Top Eleven MIX 11 Open Call Sessions

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For those who are interested, here are the Top 11 MIX 11 Open Call sessions that I want to see. Designing for WP7: Metro

Vote for my MIX 11 Open Call Session

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One of the things that I've been fascinated by since last year's MIX conference is the motion design in place in Windows

App Bars in Windows Phone 7 In Blend

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App bars in Windows Phone 7 are actually a pretty cool little bit of functionality. They give the user 1-4 instantly

Theme Forcing for Windows Phone 7 (Silverlight)

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Let's say you don't really want to play nice with the theming engine in Windows Phone 7. This would be pretty

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-01-16

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RT @thedavedev: Awesome RT @Telerik: 500+ Metro Style WP7 Icons shared by @bsimser http://tlrk.it/egugJi #wp7dev #wp7

ShopSavvy for Windows Phone 7

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One of my big projects recently has been working with the ShopSavvy team to get ShopSavvy on the Windows Phone 7. Our first

Windows Phone 7 App Submission Checklist

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Now that the bile is out of my system with the Microsoft App Submission process, I thought I'd follow up with something that

Throwdown With Windows Phone 7 App Submission

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UPDATE: After flying off the handle in this post, I wrote another post that will hopefully help. It boils down the

Embedding a Sound File in Windows Phone 7 app (Silverlight)

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Normally, I wouldn’t blog something that seems obvious, but it took me hours to figure this out and I always try to write