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Checking for updates from inside a windows phone app


A few months ago, I started receiving some crash reports from one of my most successful apps, Geosense!

After fixing the issue and publishing an updated version of the app, until today I still get quite a few reports from the very same old version, but none from the updated one!

This has got me to think on the reason to why people don’t update their apps! Here are some reasons:

  • No constant internet connection
  • Removing the Store tile from the Home screen
  • Don’t care about updating apps!

Loading data during WP7 Page navigation – the slow, the fast and the incremental

by Andreas Hammar

To show data to the user you have to load data and bind data – but which one is the slow part? Answer: It depends on the nature of your data and the complexity of your UI. This post will show you that data can be loaded on the UI thread or the background thread, and data can be bound all at once or a few items at a time. These data handling techniques can be used together to create one of the most important concepts in Windows Phone 7 – perceived performance. Full source with demo app showing the scenarios can be found at the bottom.