Microsoft DevRadio: An Inside Look at Windows Phone Tiles & Notifications

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Abstract: AppBuilder_Rewards_180x150_V1Jerry Nixon welcomes Sr. Program Manager Thomas Fennel from the Windows Phone team as they discuss the inner workings of Notifications for your Windows Phone. Tune in as they chat about how to make your apps dynamic with live tiles and push notifications by laying out practical advice, best practices and some great tips and tricks.

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    So true about the weather apps. I'm the Windows Phone developer of, a weather app optimized for use in The Netherlands with a rain radartile with 2 hour prediction for your current location.  I've noticed higher use frequency and recurrence for on Windows Phone than on the iPhone or Android counterparts, and I also tried to 'pin' it on the live tile Wink Plus it's consistently in the top 10 list in the Top Free apps list (when you ignore the Nokia and Microsoft apps).

    Wish list: support for animation similar to animated gifs to show the rain cloud movement...

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