Tag: Falafel Software

Windows

Developing for Windows 10: Introduction and Getting Started

Today is a big day in the history of Microsoft; the long-awaited Windows 10 release is finally here, bringing a whole new level of interactivity, security, productivity and entertainment. And with it comes a whole a whole new App Development model designed to unify and enhance the developer (and ultimately the user) experience. As an […]

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WindowsPhone

Crop, Blend (Watermark) Photos on Windows Phone 8.1 with the Lumia Imaging SDK

I recently needed the ability to combine two images on Windows Phone 8.1 (WinRT not Silverlight) so that one overlays the other, like a watermark. Because the watermark image was a fixed size and dimension, we also needed to make sure that the photo being merged shared the same aspect ratio (in this case a […]

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WindowsPhone

Movies With for Windows Phone, Featuring Support for Cortana!

Just released to the Windows Phone store from Falafel Software, Movies With is an app for searching and discovering movies featuring your favorite actors. Saw a movie with a new actor you really enjoyed? Use Movies With to find more movies they’ve done! You can even ask Cortana for help, just say “Movies With” followed […]

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WindowsPhone

Windows Phone and MVVM Light: NavigationService and CanGoBack

MVVM Light is a simple yet powerful framework for developing apps, and with the latest version 5 includes a new cross-platform NavigationService to aid in abstracting the navigation component of your apps. However, looking at the implementation of the INavigationService interface, there is no property available to support the idea of CanGoBack, which is important for devices like Windows […]

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Icenium Telerik

My Icenium Journey: Getting Started

This is the first in a series of blog posts that will chronicle my journey through Telerik’s Icenium mobile development platform. In this intro, I’ll talk about my experience setting up the Icenium environment, and running my first project on both the simulator and my test device. Read more at the Falafel Software Blog: My […]

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Javascript Kendo UI

Kendo UI: Creating an Dynamic Input Form from an External JSON ViewModel

One of my favorite features of Kendo UI is its support for MVVM through the kendo.observable object. Creating an observable ViewModel allows you to declaratively and intuitively bind data using the “data-bind” attribute, with virtually no code. Using this method, you can even generate a form on the fly, specifying not only different field types, […]

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ASP.NET C# MVC

Dead Simple ASP.NET MVC Authentication

You may already know that, due to its lightweight architecture, ASP.NET MVC makes it simple to get a website up and running. But another advantage to such a manageable framework is how simple it is to implement any necessary component with just the bare minimum functionality. One such requirement is the need to enforce Forms […]

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