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Amazon SimpleDB for Windows Phone Part 4 -- TVMClient

Today I was made aware that in my series on Amazon SimpleDB for Windows Phone, I had mentioned that part 4 would contain some code samples and talk about encryption. I was confused for a second because I knew there was no part 4 and I thought the series was…

Announcing - St. Patrick's Photo Booth for Windows Phone

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/38281098 w=640&h=360] Just in time for St. Patrick's Day on Saturday, I'd like to announce the release of St. Patrick's Photo Booth on the Windows Phone Marketplace. Similar to the highly popular North Pole Photo Booth, this springtime version features St.…

Analysis: One Month of Downloads on Windows Phone Marketplace

North Pole Photo Booth Download GraphWhat you see is a graph of the downloads of the North Pole Photo Booth for its first month on the Windows Phone Marketplace (actual download numbers have been removed as they are not relevant to the discussion). Since this app was intended as a…

Support WP7 Orientation Without Rotation

While working on a new app, I came upon a scenario in which I wanted the phone to support both Portrait and Landscape orientations, but I didn't want the content on the page to rotate. I wanted the user to feel that they had rotated the phone, but the particulars…

Amazon SimpleDB for Windows Phone Part 3 — Token Vending Machine

One important aspect of accessing SimpleDB on a Windows Phone directly is that it isn't going through another service that can handle securing the credentials needed to access SimpleDB. SimpleDB, like most (if not all) AWS services, requires two pieces of information to secure a request of the service: AWS…

Amazon SimpleDB for Windows Phone Part 2 -- Using Fiddler

Almost immediately after writing the code to connect to the SimpleDB, I started running into HTTP error codes. No 200's for me. Since my code is directly working with HttpWebRequest objects and their corresponding HttpWebResponse objects, I could just look through the response object and its properties to see what…