Packt 2000th Title Celebration! Buy One, Get One Free” on all of #Packt’s 2000 eBooks!

Packt 2000th Title Celebration 

Great titles for software development! Buy One, Get One Free” on all of #Packt’s 2000 eBooks! #Packt2k –



2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 18 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

3.10 Country/Region Specific Requirements – Windows Phone Marketplace

I recently re-submitted a previously live app to new markets. I was surprised when I was told it failed certification. Reason is Policy 3.10.

Specifically, I got this comments: Your application uses the Bing Maps Silverlight Control for Windows Phone. Bing Maps is not supported for
Group 1 countries at this time. You may resubmit your application and deselect the Group 1 countries.

Result: Fail

So watch out, don’t submit Bing Maps enabled apps to Group 1 countries, which are:

Group 1: China

Suprise yourself with this FREE Shake It Share It app

‘Shake It Share It’ is a handy pictures app to surprise you with your random pictures in your camera roll.
It uses a normal distribution randomising algorithm to surprise you with pictures in your camera roll.
And why not share your suprise on facebook with this app?

How to:

  • Auto mode: Your pictures will be randomly selected after a delay of ‘n’ milli seconds which you can change using the swttings page
  • Manual mode: Shake your phone to randomly select your pictures
  • Use settings page to configure your auto mode delay in ms (1000 ms= 1 sec)
  • To share on facebook, ensure you have paused if in auto mode, then select picture to share using ‘Back’ and ‘Next’
  • You can get it either by searching it in the market place or downloading it directly using link below

    u.k. crime map

    Shake It Share It

    View your street-level crime stats in England and Wales (United Kingdom) with this handy app

    UK Crime Map is a handy location-aware app to help you view street-level crime in streets of England and Wales in United Kingdom.
    This app uses your current location when initialising default view of the map.
    Your location is not shared in any way with any third party.
    Crimes at street-level within a 1 mile radius of a single point.
    The street-level crimes returned in the API are only an approximation of where the actual crimes occurred,
    they are NOT the exact locations.

    Police API URL: The Police API allows you to retrieve information about neighbourhood areas in
    all 43 English and Welsh police forces

    You can get it either by searching it in the market place or downloading it directly using link below

    u.k. crime map

    U.K. Crime map

    Crime map dashboard