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ViewSource for Windows Phone

Some good feedback from the App Hub.

I submitted a new app to the App Hub 5 days ago and just quickly stitched it together and threw it up. Unfortunately I had missed a few stupid Things in the rush. The error report from Microsoft was fair and with good descriptions of what I neede to fix, which I did one-handed while my 6 month old daughter was on the other arm!

Comments: The application screenshots contain frame rate counters and debug information. View this MSDN article for information how to disable frame rate counters – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg588380(v=VS.92).aspx.
I oversaw the Whole screenshot debug info while quickly taking them during debugging… A quick fix.

Comments: The large and small mobile tile images are the generic sunburst icons.
Didn’t even think about this, as I rushed the 99px, 173px and 200px icons for the submission. Even quicker fix.

Comments: When the user selects the “view source” button the application unexpectedly terminates.
Steps to Reproduce:
3.1. Launch the application.
3.2. Select the “view source” button.
3.3. Observe the application unexpectedly terminates.
1. Double check that the capabilities required by your application are declared correctly. You can do this by running the Windows Phone Capability Detection Tool, as described at How to: Use the Windows Phone Capability Detection Tool. (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg180730.aspx).
2. Avoid hard-coded logic based on the original Product ID. If your application design requires using logic based on a Product ID, use the Windows Phone Marketplace assigned non-volatile Product ID instead.

Well done Microsoft!

See you in the Marketplace.

[Update: 23:23 CET]

Another fail for LiveFootie from the App Hub, which was great as it highlighted something I hadn’t foreseen: my live score feed being terminated for some stupid subscription technicality and returning an html page instead of xml. The joys of catching exceptions. With that one handled and taken care of I could resubmit LiveFootie and complain to my feed supplier. Here’s hoping that La Liga results will be up for the weekend!

Sorry for any inconvenience! (This error also affects the current version which causes La Liga to crash at the moment.)

About markoo

I am a Dad of 4! Husband of 1! Ex-husband of 1! Developer of Windows Phone apps!


2 thoughts on “ViewSource for Windows Phone

  1. Hey markoo,
    I submitted my first app a while ago and the debug report contains the same points as you have posted here. The points one and two of this post are the same ones I got. But i didnt quite understand how to fix them. could you help and explain please?

    Posted by bihag karnani | March 29, 2012, 5:33 pm
    • Hi Bihag,

      No problem.
      Point 1: If you after debugging the app on the phone find the app that is installed, and open it you can take the screenshot from here by using Screen Capturer for example: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1316199

      Point 2:
      You must make an app specific icon, one for the list view on the phone, which must be 62 x 62 pixels and in png format to overwrite the “ApplicationIcon.png” in the root of your solution.
      and the other one for use when a user pins the app to the home screen, which must be 173 x 173 pixels and also in png format to overwrite the “Background.png” in the root of your solution.

      Posted by markoo | March 29, 2012, 7:19 pm

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