APPA Mundi Announces Where's My Car? For Windows Phone 7

Wednesday, October 13 2010

APPA Mundi is excited to announce the launch of Where’s My Car?, a Showcase application designed for the highly anticipated new Windows Phone 7 platform. True to its name, the Where’s My Car? application allows the Windows Phone 7 user to record where their vehicle is parked with the click of a button and uses GPS to navigate the user back to their car. This may be to a parking space in the street or to a particular place in a car park. The application also allows the user to set a parking meter timer. This warns the user right on their Start screen how many minutes they have to get back to their car using a simple scale of colours from green to red. “Where’s My Car?” is available in multiple languages including English, Spanish,French, German and Italian and is available from the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Where's My Car

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Windows Phone 7 Day

Monday, September 13 2010

Windows Phone 7 - Manchester 7th October

APPA Mundi Loves Windows Phone

APPA Mundi are organising a community event for developers in the UK to learn all about the new Windows Phone 7 platform. The day will be held at the Odeon cinema at The Printworks Manchester.

By the Community, for the Community

DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper! These FREE one day events build on the success of the previous DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper Days. As before, it is all about developers learning, sharing and interacting with each other in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.

This event is all about Windows Phone 7. One day of demo-rich presentations where you can learn about developing Silverlight and XNA apps for Windows Phone. Come along and get ready to share in the excitement of the launch of this brand new phone platform.

We’ll have a keynote from a Microsoft UK speaker, and then the rest of the day you’ll hear from speakers and MVPs from Appa Mundi and the .NET developer community including some of the top-rated speakers from Tech Ed! We will have some of the Microsoft UK Developer Team on hand to help out and chat to attendees.

We’re also holding a XAPathon! If you have already been working with the Windows Phone 7 developer tools but haven’t been able to run it on a real phone yet, compile it with the RTM dev tools and bring along your XAP and we’ll be providing some real phones you can try it out on.

So please register for the day, come along to talk and learn about Windows Phone 7 development. We’ll have great talks and of course, we’ll be giving away SWAG – including at least one very special platinum uber-prize! Guess what it is??? Could be...!

APPA Mundi extends Perst database to Windows Phone

Thursday, July 01 2010

Today McObject, embedded database developers, announced formal support for their Perst database system on Windows Phone 7 following a port written by APPA Mundi's Andy Wigley. Perst is an open-source database engine for Java and .NET Framework. Andy successfully ported the code to run on the Silverlight runtime used on the upcoming Windows Phone 7 platform. When Windows Phone devices ship in time for holiday season 2010 there will be no database engine on the platform which application developers can use. Perst supports storing its data within the Isolated Storage accessible to a Silverlight application.

“Three cheers for APPA Mundi and their initiative in driving Perst for .NET in this direction,” - McObject CEO Steve Graves

Along with the database engine itself Andy ported a sample CRM application to run on Windows Phone 7 using the Metro user interface design.

"Building a database for Windows Phone 7 qualifies as epic, The guys over at APPA Mundi have done something that certainly caught our eye.” - Brandon Watson, Director  Windows Phone Developer Experience, Microsoft

You can read McObject's press release here. Read more about the port in Andy's blog posts one and two.


Windows Phone 7

Monday, March 15 2010

Windows Phone 7 Series

Microsoft have unveiled the details of the developer story for Windows Phone 7 based on Silverlight and the XNA Framework. Microsoft have taken the bold step of completely re-thinking the platform and have vastly altered the development experience. If you have written applications for Windows Mobile 6.x these will no longer run on Windows Phone 7.

With our experise at adapting to new platforms and extensive training undertaken, we are well placed to help take your existing applications forward to Windows Phone 7 and take advantage of the new platform. Of course we can also assist with new projects targetting Windows Phone 7 as well as Windows Phone 6.x and Windows Embedded platforms.

APPA Mundi works on the cutting edge of mobile application design and can help your business realise the potential of the new platform. The launch of Windows Phone 7 underscores Microsoft's commitment to the expanding world of mobile computing. As the world becomes smaller and the pace and scope of technology increases, so businesses become increasingly mobile. APPA Mundi helps you stay that way.

Indoor Navigation with Windows Mobile

Thursday, September 10 2009

APPA Mundi recently worked with Microsoft on an exciting project to implement indoor mapping using Windows Mobile handsets. You can find out more along with a video showing the system here:-

Samsung Mobile Innovator

Friday, August 21 2009

APPA Mundi has become a core member of the Samsung Mobile Innovator program. The program was created for Samsung to support development across its range of Mobile devices including those running Windows Mobile and other platforms. Along with the tools and documentation required to work with Samsung devices including their advanced APIs, which go over and above the capabilities built into Windows Mobile, the program provides virtual lab facilities to test across a range of real hardware. Click the logo below to find out more about the program:-

Samsung Mobile Innovator

New Getting Started Article on MSDN

Wednesday, April 29 2009

Andrej Radinger has written a comprehensive article on getting started with device development using Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Compact Framework 3.5. You can view the article in full in the MSDN Library:-


TechDays 2009 Virtual Event

Wednesday, April 01 2009

Microsoft are running a 24 hour online event combining 95 sessions across all regions. APPA Mundi's Andrej Radinger will be delivering a session on Visual Studio 2008 and Windows Mobile SDK tools (MBL304a/b). For details on the whole event and to register visit the Tech Days site:-

APPA Mundi at the Microsoft MVP Summit

Sunday, March 01 2009

Andy Wigley and Andrej Radinger will be attending this year's four day event hosted by Microsoft.

"This year’s event promises to provide opportunities for MVPs to network and socialize with their technical peers, build stronger relationships with Microsoft product teams, and represent their communities by sharing real world insight and feedback."

Tech-Ed 2008 EMEA Barcelona

Monday, September 29 2008

Tech-Ed Developers 2008 EMEA

Andy Wigley and Andrej Radinger will be presenting the following sessions at the upcoming EMEA Tech-Ed event in Barcelona.