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Should there be an app for that? [Dec. 23rd, 2010|03:17 pm]
Chris the Tratcher
I got a new Windows Phone 7 recently (HTC HD7) .  It's actually pretty easy to develop for (C#/.NET-like APIs).  I even registered as a dev with the app store so I could keep my phone unlocked for development.  But as usual I'm short on interesting ideas.
 
Now seeking suggestions: Do you have a WP7 and wish it could do something specific, but can't find a good app for that?  
 
Ideas so far:
- Chat/IM clients - Unfortunitly the Sockets API isn't public yet, so this might have to wait.
 
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[User Picture]From: sonofzeal
2010-12-25 10:57 am (UTC)
Any chance you can expedite the release of APIs that would help out my developers? :P
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[User Picture]From: tracher
2010-12-25 03:56 pm (UTC)
I know my PM is advising the phone folks about how to do Sockets. What are your devs missing?

And it's weird that some things are available just because the were in Silverlight, like the ComboBox, but their default Styles haven't been updated to match the phone.
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[User Picture]From: sonofzeal
2010-12-25 09:16 pm (UTC)
Right now, there isn't an API to access the magnetic compass. That would be really nice.

By the way, is there a plan for multi-tasking/background tasks? Cause I have some interesting ideas down that route.
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