Tag Archives: Windows RT

PriceCheck for Windows and Windows Phone

 

We developed the PriceCheck app for Windows and Windows Phone.

Use your Windows device to browse and search for products on PriceCheck from South Africa’s latest catalogue offers, wherever you are. Once you’ve decided which product you would like to buy, you can use the included store locator, maps and merchant contact details to find a relevant stockist. Other features of the PriceCheck app include:

– Location Based Search
– Browse Catalogues
– Store Locator and Directory
– Product Details – price, description, images, reviews
– Search history


MyEdit for Windows and Windows Phone

 

We developed the MyEdit Windows and Windows phone app for Media24.

The MyEdit app is the ideal one-stop hub for discerning readers wanting to read content from South Africa’s top magazines and news titles – and the best part is you can personalise the app so it is organised according to your likes and interests.

News, entertainment, sports, parenting, recipes, technology, home and garden – there are dozens of stories in these categories and more in one easy-to-access station. MyEdit Lists are a regular feature too – read quirky listicles revolving around issues everyone is talking, tweeting and texting about.

This app offers auto-renewable subscriptions:
• Subscribe and get full access to content from 36 magazines, including Huisgenoot, You, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Fairlady, Go and TopCar for only R60 a month.
• All subscriptions are 1 month in duration. Content is updated on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, depending on the publication frequency of each title.

 

 

 

 

 


Localizing Windows Store app not working? Read this.

I just wasted a rather large amount of time on something really stupid – so maybe this quick post can save someone else.

I needed to localize a Windows Store (8.1) app and I had an “AppResources.resx” file from the Windows Phone version which had all the strings. I followed this MSDN guide on how the new localization stuff works in Windows Store apps.

In that guide, section 1.C.V  says the following:
”If you have .resx files with only string resources from previous .NET projects, select Add > Existing Item…, add the .resx file, and rename it to .resw.”

So that’s exactly what I did to convert my old resource file into the new .resw style, because, you know, I trust that Microsoft’s docs are correct. Hours later after none of my TextBlocks ever reading from the resource file I re-read the guide and decided to just create a new .resw file – and hey, it worked!

TL;DR: Microsoft lies, don’t use your old .resx file – create a new .resw file and copy the values across.

IsolatedStorageSettings wrapper for Windows 8

Just a quick post on something I came across. While porting a Windows Phone app to Windows 8 (XAML) I noticed that all the calls to IsolatedStorageSettings are invalid as that doesn’t exist anymore. So because I am lazy and didn’t want to change any code I wrote a tiny wrapper around the new way. Once you’ve added the class all your existing code will work fine 🙂

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