Book review: Learning Windows Azure Mobile Services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 (Geoff Webber-Cross)

During the last months, I used the few times of my spare time when I wasn’t in the mood for programming to read Geoff’s latest book for diving deeper into Azure Mobile Services. Geoff is well known in the community for his Azure experience, and I absolutely recommend to follow him! I am really glad […]


How to send a mail from your Windows Phone 8.1 app

The old way Sometimes, we need to pass some values to a newly generated E-Mail. In Windows Phone, we always had the EmailComposeTask for that: EmailComposeTask mailTask = new EmailComposeTask(); mailTask .To = “mail@domain.com”; mailTask .Subject = “this is the Subject”; mailTask.Body = “this is the Body”; mailTask.Show(); This way was pretty straight forward. It […]


How to detect all urls in a string to match Twitter’s requirements (Windows 8(.1) and Windows Phone 8(.1))

As you might guess, I am still working on that app I mentioned in my last blog post. As I was diving deeper into the functions I want, I recognized that Twitter does a very well url handling server side. Like the official documentation says, every url will be shortened with a link that has […]


How to use the WebAuthenticationBroker for oAuth in a Windows Phone Runtime WP8.1 app

After playing around with WP8.1 for a few days (like everyone else), I decided to dig a bit into development of WP8.1. As oAuth is the common authentication method nowadays for Apps and Websites, I was curios about the implementation of the WebAuthenticationBroker in a WINPRT app. I used it before with Windows 8 for […]