The beta of the ‘Mango’ Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 is ready for download here: vm_web2.exe
(the installer). I thought it would appear here App Hub Downloads
but apparently not so far [UPDATE: download page has been refreshed]
. If you have not done so you will also want to register here App Hub
Final release announced on all devices in the Fall 2011. Mango developer devices to ship on July 19th. We will track the progress in this blog article until the final release.
Download and Install
You will need to exit Visual Studio and Zune applications before the installation will proceed. The full download looks to be 491 MB. You will also need VS2010 SP1
just as for the Silverlight 5 Beta
- Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 (Beta) Mango!
Some of the consumer features:
- Smarter Apps & Live Tiles
- Local Scout
- App Connect
- Internet Explorer 9
- People-centric pictures
- Quick Cards
- Enhanced Hubs
Mango - Internet Beyond the browser
New API’s in Silverlight for Windows Phone OS 7.1 on MSDN Library – its big, very big!
New Visual Studio Project Templates
Go open up VS2010 ‘New Project’ and…
Silverlight for Windows Phone templates
Emulator Language Support
Full list is here
! Now that is a whole lot better than before.
As promised, lots more display languages show up in the settings of the emulator, plenty more regional setting and system locales, at last…
- Mango Emulator Display Languages
- Many more display languages in Mango
And here is an example of a warm Dutch welcome to the settings page Mango style…
- Windows Phone Settings in Dutch NL
And if you so desire here is IE9 in the emulator running Bing search under the chinese zh-MO system setting…
WP7 Mango IE Bing Search in chinese zh-MO apparently
Further things to do
We will update this blog article with news, bug details, resources links and feedback as it becomes available.
This article is a brief guide to download the ‘Mango’ Microsoft Windoes Phone Developer Tools 7.1 (Beta) released on 24th May 2011.
Any comments or request for future topics are welcome.
Posted in AppHub, Development, Mango, Marketplace, Silverlight, SL4, WindowsPhone7, WP7, XNA
Tagged mango, phone, sdk, silverlight, WP7
MIX11 PivotViewer Sessions containing Geolocation
We are really looking forward to MIX11 and with 207 sessions to choose from, we decided to take a couple of hours and put together a Pivot collection to provide a little help with narrowing down exactly which sessions you want to vote for.
Run the Silverlight MIX11 OPEN CALL application. As with all silverlight apps, works fine on most browsers and OS.
MIX11 PivotViewer Sessions on Razor
MIX11 PivotViewer Session Speakers
Posted in AppHub, cxml, MIX11, pdc10, pdc10 schedule, Pivot, PivotViewer, Silverlight, sqlbits, WP7, Wp7AppHub, Xpert360
Tagged MIX11, Pivot collection, pivotviewer, silverlight
|Client Type:||WinMobile 7.0|
|Package Size:||0.301 MB|
|Install Size:||0.642 MB|
|Deutsch English Español Français|
Wiki Article Mashup The best Wiki app just got
faster, multiligual and new trial mode! The perfect Wiki app for browsing or
Wiki Snacks gives you a quick and efficient mashup of Wiki articles and
reference feeds featuring search, today, random articles and editor
recommendations. Includes panorama with portrait and landscape support for easy
reading. Includes an integral viewer with smooth scrolling for viewing full
mobile optimized articles. Remembers settings and searches and re-opens articles
Full Windows Phone 7 experience in English, French, German, Spanish and
Japanese. Also search, browse and in Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Swedish, Italian
Support Forum including feature request feedback and product roadmap. Take
advantage of the introductory price and receive advanced features (coming very
soon) including: favorites, history and further offline caching, …
Wiki Snacks Featured French
Wiki Snacks Viewer Chinese
Wiki Snacks Viewer Japanese
Wiki Snacks Viewer Finnish
Wiki Snacks Viewer German
Wiki Snacks Search
Posted in AppHub, Development, Marketplace, WikiSnacks, WindowsPhone7, WP7, Xpert360, Zune
Tagged AppHub, Marketplace, Wiki Snacks, WikiSnacks, Windows Phone 7, WP7, Zune
Xpert360 Ltd’s first Windows Phone 7 application in the Marketplace
|Fast mashup of Wiki articles and reference feeds featuring search, random articles and editor recommendations.|
Includes as standard panorama in portrait and landscape modes.
Support Forum including feature request feedback included.
| Take advantage of the low introductory price and receive advanced features (coming very soon!) including: multi-language, multiple-feeds, custom subscriptions, favorites/bookmarks, social/web linked data, advanced search, alternate search engines and more.|
More in Reference
Don’t you love all the new acronyms! Well maybe not for everyone. Interested in LOB then also look at #TEE10 MEAP, MEAP! Sounds like the roadrunner cartoon.
With all this Windows Phone 7 goodness around all those blogs and videos can be pretty overwhelming. At heart we are games developers but in reality we are LOB application developers and for some odd reason we never came across Rob Tiffany’s blog until this week. We think it needs a plug.
It is so full of WP7 goodness that I thought it was worth re-blogging links to his series of articles. The articles ‘do what they say on the tin’, enough said.
Thoughts on Mobility, Wireless, Entrepreneurship, Writing, Speaking, Wine, Strategy and Architecture
20-JUL-2010 Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: The Overview Video
27-SEP-2010 Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Building a WCF REST + JSON Service
15-OCT-2010 Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Moving your WCF REST + JSON Service to Windows Azure
27-OCT-2010 Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Consuming an Azure WCF REST + JSON Service
05=-NOV-2010 Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Working with an In-Memory Database
Hope you like them too. Many thanks to Rob for sharing them…
Posted in Development, LOB, MEAP, REST, Silverlight, SQL Azure, SQL Server, WP7
Tagged Development, LOB, silverlight, Windows Phone, WP7