Most mobile apps require the ability to store data locally on a device to deal with the realities of a disconnected world where a ubiquitous wireless data network is non-existent. While many consumer apps can save light amounts of data as small files, the data requirements of mobile line-of-business apps is much greater. With Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1, and using MSOpenTech’s new portable wrapper for the embedded database, SQLite, C# and Visual Basic developers can build structured data storage into their apps. Join Rob as he walks you through creating local databases and tables and shows you how to work with offline data. We also take a quick look at the new local data sync capability in Microsoft Azure Mobile Services which uses SQLite for local data storage.
Want to boost monetization on your Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone apps? Microsoft Advertising has released new Advertising SDKs to increase monetization for developers. If you’re focused on getting new downloads for your app, discoverability is key. Microsoft Advertising has new capabilities that lets Windows Phone developers promote their app with advertising. Walk away armed with knowledge on how you can make more money, get more users and gain more insights.
I had the privilege of talking with Lena at .NET Fringe about F# and MBrace. She is definitely a genius level software engineer (and I've met a lot). She takes us through using MBrace to distribute work across multiple machines using F#. If you'd like to learn more:
This is a first in a series of interviews I did at the brand new .NET Fringe Conference (more on this later with Glenn Block). It was essentially a conference about some of the great work happening in the OSS space for .NET. F# (and MBrace) form part of that great open source work being done by both Microsoft and the community at large. Let me know what you think!