App In The Cloud: Native mobile, desktop and WebAssembly apps with C# and XAML using the Uno Platform with Jérôme Laban

With Uno, you can build native apps and Web Assembly apps with C# and XAML using WinRT (UWP) APIs. In this episode, Daniel is talking with Jérôme Laban, the CTO of Uno Platform about what Uno is, the history of Uno, the current state of Uno and much more. Jérôme Laban on LinkedIn: Jérôme […]

  9/26/2019 - 10:43 AM

Get started with Xamarin.Forms for Windows

Xamarin has finally released support for Windows apps using WinRT. This make it possible to write apps for Windows Phone 8.1 (the stable release uses Windows Phone 8 Silverlight but can be upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1 Silverlight by changing target platform) and Windows 8.1. It’s still in preview and Xamarin not recommending that we […]

  3/24/2015 - 2:03 PM

Crossplatform and storage strategies

Many applications need to store data related to the application. If you’re building applications for multiple platforms the APIs for storage is different. Following five storage types is the most common ones: Local storage Storage to store application data locally on the device. Remote storage Storage to store application data in the cloud, for example OneDrive or […]

  1/20/2015 - 2:44 PM

Build 2014

Now we are in San Francisco for the BUILD Conference that starts on Wednesday. It was a long flight from Sweden yesterday, but I used the time for coding. Have to say that Surface Pro is an excellent device for coding on an airplane. What I expect from the BUILD conference is a big amount […]

  3/31/2014 - 3:27 PM

Solution: Cursor disappears on Surface Pro 2 when connecting monitor

If you having problem that your cursor disappears on your Surface Pro 2 when you connecting an external monitorthere is a simple solution, disconnect the external monitor and connect it again and it will work again. For me this problem showed up when I changed size for text and objects on the desktop after that […]

  1/10/2014 - 12:49 PM

Windows Azure Mobile Services in Portable Class Library

In my current project, a multiplayer game for mobile devices I only using Windows Azure Mobile Services as backend. The game will be available for multiple platforms and I will use Xamarin for iOS and android. When using Xamarin I can reuse a lot of code if I using PCL (Portal Class Library) that i […]

  1/7/2014 - 12:14 PM

Modern UI icons

If you searching for icons for your app or website, check out There are over 1000 icons designed for your app or website. It is a very good library when building modern UI apps for Windows Phone, Windows 8 or iOS7. But I have also used them for different websites. When I searching for icons […]

  9/30/2013 - 9:26 AM

Improved developer tools in Internet Explorer 11

I have run Windows 8.1 for a couple of weeks now. One of the news in Windows 8.1 is Internet Explorer 11. I have not used Internet Explorer as my main browser, but of course I wanted to try it out. One of the reason I don’t have used Internet Explorer so much is that […]

  8/7/2013 - 9:57 AM

Windows 8.1 and the new fish

The preview of Windows 8.1 is now available for download at, I installed it earlier today and I got a start button that I never will use. But is good that they added it when it seems to be an important thing for a lot of people. I like that I can use a […]

  6/27/2013 - 2:30 PM

Enable WebSocket Protocol in IIS

If you want to use WebSockets with IIS8 you need to enabled it. This step by step guide will show you how to enable WebSocket Protocol on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Enable WebSocket Protocol in Windows 8 Open “Control Panel Open “Turn Windows features on or off Expand “Internet Information Services” Expand “World […]

  6/12/2013 - 2:04 PM

Beyond the Tiles

Monday was me, Johan (@johankson) and David(@d_andersson) visiting Microsoft for a seminar about design, primary for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Arturo Toledo (@arturot), Alex Toledo (@toledoal) and Vincent Garcia (@vincentgarcia) was the speakers at the seminar. Arturo is a former member of Microsofts Windows Phone team but now he has his own company, Toledo2, […]

  5/22/2013 - 10:45 AM

Browser mode in Internet Explorer

We building a web version of WordRoom, today when I tested the game on Surface RT it doesn’t look like expected. I tested in desktop and I had same issue there as I had in the Windows store app of Internet Explorer. But in desktop mode I could use Internet Explorer developer tools. It shows […]

  5/10/2013 - 2:02 PM

Authentication with Azure Mobile Services

When developed the multiplayer part of WordRoom we discussed to use different authentication providers. But it was a lot of code to integrate each provider. And we wanted more than one. Instead we developed our own solution. But just ask yourself, do you want to create an account everywhere with different username and passwords. I […]

  4/10/2013 - 8:03 PM

WordRoom in spotlight at Windows store

Our game WordRoom has been choosen to be in spotlight at Windows Store in Sweden for the fourth time! No when more people using Windows 8 than last we was in spotlight we hopefully can get more players. It’s fun that Microsoft like our game. We are also on of ten apps that Microsoft Sweden […]

  2/8/2013 - 4:48 PM

If Apple had done Windows 8 nobody have missed the start menu

I tired of all talk about the start menu in windows 8, or the lack of the start menu. Instead of a start menu with sub menus to get lost in we have got a start screen that we can customized in the way we want. How many used the start menu in Windows 7? […]

  2/8/2013 - 4:39 PM

Problems with DFS share and Windows 8?

When I installed Windows 8 on my work computer I got problem to map our network drives. The solution was to edit the registry with this setting: HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanWorkstation\Parameters New DWORD Name RequireSecureNegotiate Value 0 You need to reboot before it will work.  

  2/8/2013 - 3:37 PM

Developing apps with mono

WordRoom started as a Windows Phone project, the third client we started to develop and the first one we released was for Windows 8. We developed the windows 8 relative fast because we could reuse a lot of the code from the Windows Phone project in that we used portal library for the core logic. […]

  2/6/2013 - 11:09 AM