Monday, September 23, 2013

Zero lines of code solution for in-app checking for updates on WP

Every Windows Phone developer who has non-tech friends, relatives or a wife with a Windows Phone knows the problem: a lot of users don't check their Store regularly and simply don't update their apps – or at least not often enough. The highly intelligent Pedro Lamas – Senior Nokia engineer, author of the Cimbalino Windows Phone toolkit, and my personal savior when I ran into some very exotic problems with Nokia Music – recently described a way to automatically check for updates inside the app.With his permission, I decided to pack the core logic into a behavior, much like I did with the ratings logic in my previous post – so you can essentially drag this on your main app page and be done with it.Pedro has used something like my SafeBehavior in Cimbalino, and now I use some of his code in the wp7nl library on codeplex. This is how community works. In that light the quote on top of this article is rather badly chosen ;-)

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