1105 And we’re done. Phew – that was a lot of ground to cover in a short time. One or two glitches but overall an almost flawless showing of jaw-dropping opportunity with Silverlight and the Windows Phone. Let’s go play. I have an idea for a Twitter app….
1104 Announcement: Windows Phone Developer Tools available now
VS2010 for Windows Phone
Expression Blend 4 for Windows Phone
XNA Game Studio 4.0 for Windows Phone
all available for download now, for free
1103 Deployment via marketplace. Nice feature is try & buy allowing the developer to offer trial version and control what limitations it has
1057 XNA on the phone. Fully hardware accelerated with 2D and 3D APIs. XNA available free and with an add-on for VS
Allows you to build apps across Windows, Xbox and Windows Phone
Battle Punks – character and world live in the cloud so can play is across multiple devices
Windows Phone integrates with Windows Live so gamer points, achievements etc available
Shows demo of Harvest game on all three screens
XNA Game Studio allows you to focus on game development creation and easily target multiple platforms
1054 Things take a strange turn as a remotely controlled pneumatic cannon appears on stage and nearly runs Scott over
The accelerometers on the device being used to aim it
They’re firing t-shirts into the crowd and it has quite a range!
1052 Goal! St Mirren strike from a corner driven low and headed home at the near post
(Sorry, I’m confusing myself with Caroline Cheese again. Easily done)
1044 Loic Le Meur, Seesmic
All your social networks integrated in one place in Seesmic Desktop built in Silverlight and using a plug-in model
Switched over to the same app running on the Mac – 100% the same code
Switch to Seesmic on the Windows Phone integrated with Bing Maps showing a tweet map
Majority of phone code is shared with the Desktop client – big deal as they usually have to start from scratch for a mobile client
1042 Marionette application
Very cool but you have to see it. Best laugh of the keynote so far.
1039 Major League Soccer – Demo of push notifications
Allows the device to alert you to important information when not using that specific app. Nice integration for application developers to take advantage of. The app itself also allows direct access to streamed video of the scored goal.
1036 Shazam – tells me the name / artist of a song I capture via the microphone
Once identified, provides a whole host of related data
1031 Location and map control – FourSquare
Check-in. Phone knows where I am and shows a map of my location (integrated into the app) showing points of interest in the area
Friend section shows your friends and their location on the map as well as directions etc
1025 Netflix app- Watch Smooth Streamed video on the Windows Phone and it’s integrated into the media hub experience
Deep Zoom also supported – Graphic.Ly app – all about comic books – really nice experience to navigate around the available comics and read the comics themselves. Hardware accelerated Deep Zoom allows you to zoom in / navigate around the detail and navigate the comic as if I was reading it naturally. All achieved in 2-3 weeks.
1024 Tools were given out a few weeks ago to some partners and they’ve built some amazing apps
1024 Silverlight on Windows Phone supports IIS Smooth Streaming and PlayReady DRM
1023 Announcement Design and Dev Tools will be available free for Windows Phone development
1021 Can fire up the application in the emulator from Blemd as well. Fantastic experience
1015 Integration between Blend and external tools (image editing in this case) and brings in two view models allowing photos to be view from last day or last week
Drops view model onto design surface to create a ListBox showing the photos. Modified to wrap photos nicely in the UI
ListBox wired up to a data context using a behaviour attached to the PivotStrip
Imports a PhotoShop file as basis for photo details page and then updates with items from the view model imported earlier
All done in Blend and all done in about 5mins
1012 Now lets look at building an app using a more design-oriented approach with Expression Blend with Jon Harris
Blend 4 also has Windows Phone project templates and harmonizes styles etc with the phone
1010 The emulator also supports multi-touch if you’re on Windows 7 (and have a multi-touch enabled machine)
1006 Apparently we’re going to geek out now and build a Twitter client on the Windows Phone using VS2010
We’re going to query the timeline for a user and display their tweets
Make a WebClient call, return a string, parse it using Linq to XML and Bob’s your uncle. Easy as that.
In fact, it’s just like doing it in Silverlight. I guess that’s the idea
1003 We’re in the VS2010 Windows Phone templates and development experience
Has a full set of Silverlight controls styled to be integrated with the default look and feel of the phone UI
I can either deploy to device to debug or I can deploy to the built-in emulator
The emulator is a real virtual machine running the Windows Phone OS. Full debugger integration etc
1002 Silverlight on the phone is just Silverlight. It’s not SL-lite or anything like that. And it’s fully hardware accelerated.
0959 The Harvest game
We’ve tried to simplify the target device options for app developers – one processor type, one GPU type, two screen resolutions
Harvest game is full 3D, destructible environment and integrated with Xbox Live
0956 We’re in the pictures hub – includes a “what’s new” area for just updates relating to contacts pictures
Gone to album and we’re in an individual photo. An installed app can extend the UI to add additional functionality – in this case a photo-editing app. I can access this from the options on the photo. ie access to the functionality where it’s most accessible.
0952 Hush Hush – Jackson Fish Market – A Diary on your phone
Very different appearance. Nice timeline view showing entries
Engaging experience with integrated imagery etc
0949 Associated Press mobile news reader – similar panoramic experience to the hubs experience
Top news, most shared stories, comment on them, media-related to stories, you can even *read* the news on it
Read the news story, touch the photo and a carousel pops up to show the other related images
Breaking news updates to the phone as you’re reading
0948 Demo of apps written with the Silverlight and XNA platform on the phone
0947 Media hub – it is a Zune. Can manage it like a Zune but also connect it to additional services
0946 Customise by moving a contact to the home page and keep updated with their latest updates as part of the animation
0944 We’re onto hubs – ways to interact with your music, images, people etc. They use an experience that’s wider than the screen. Pan right and left to access the different options. In the case of people, integrated with Live, Facebook etc. All my contacts in one place.
0943 Boy this thing is fast. Switch to calendar then calendar view is instant. The whole navigation experience is very slick
0940 App bar at the bottom of the screen hosts application commands – always in the same place for a consistent experience
Email multi-select – very common task – indicate messages with the checkboxes – again a consistent experience
0939 All phones have 3 primary buttons – Start, Search, Back
0938 Customisable start screen – woops we lost connection to the USB-projected image
0936 We’re watching both a camera shot of the phone and a video out from the phone which includes a touch indicator
0935 Joe Belfiore takes to the stage to talk Windows Phone…
Two main things we’re trying to achieve
Smart design – make things we want to do, easy to do
0933 Announcement: Silverlight 4 RC now available for download along with VS2010 / Blend 4 tooling
0930 I feel a bit like Caroline Cheese
0927 Dave Wolf, VP of Strategy, Cynergy
3 years ago an Adobe shop, created a new business based on Silverlight and MS technologies which now accounts for 55% of revenues
Built the eBay Lister from ground-up in only 8 weeks
Demo of Sletchflow and import of Photoshop assets before enhancing them with Silverlight controls
0923 Ooh – list a product by showing the barcode to your webcam. Drag and drop image to add to listing. Compared to the current listing tools, this looks pretty slick.
0921 eBay adopting Silverlight – Raji Arasu VP of Product Development, eBay
Listing application as an OOB Silverlight 4 app
0921 Announcement – Free upgrade to Expression Blend 4
0918 Pivot to be included in Silverlight 4. Pivot allows you to manipulate, filter, explore large image data sets.
0916 Silverlight 4 will allow you to watch full-screen video on a separate monitor
0913 Silverlight at the Winter Olympics. Viewers guide, timeline selection, rich media player and IIS Live Smooth Streaming to create the best possible experience. Highlights available immediately using a Silverlight rough-cut editor. State of the art technology.
Announcement: All the technology used to build the platform being open-sourced
0912 Silverlight deployment now at nearly 60% on internet connected devices and accelerating rapidly
0911 Tomorrow is IE9, ASP.NET etc, today is about Silverlight.
0910 Scott Guthrie takes the stage and I spot the first problem with live blogging a keynote – when the turn the lights out it’s very tough to see the keyboard…
0909 Oooh some lovely examples of photo imagery matching in Bing Maps
And some Killers as a soundtrack. What could be more fitting for Vegas?
0905 Sterling Quinn was his name. Pretty amazing stuff.
The hall is huge, four massive screens up front and a very cool stage. Now roll intro videos…
0903 He’s good, but there’s only so much extreme yoyo a crowd can take. Welcome – *giant* extreme yoyo
0855 We’re in the main room waiting for things to kick-off being entertained by some extreme yoyo