Contents tagged with Windows Phone 8

  • Windows Phone Speech, Custom Grammars and HAL the Calculator – Part 1

    Introduction. Building speech driven apps in Windows Phone is quite easy. There are three key concepts that you need to become familiar with. These concepts are: Voice commands, text to speech and voice recognition. Voice commands are, like the name implies, directives that the OS have the ability to understand and act on them when spoken by the user, while activating your application and passing as a parameter any additional information so your app can respond accordingly. Since the voice …

  • Shared Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 View Model Creation

    In my APIMASH Starter Kit for EventbriteAPI, I included the View Models in a Portable Class Library project (APIMASH Eventbrite Core).  As I mentioned in earlier posts, I chose this approach so I could reuse them in both of my apps (Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8). 

     

    I also wanted to go a bit further, and with the goal of making the creation of view models for similar projects easier, I included in one of the portable libraries (APIMASH Core library, for more info see this …