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Face Detection on Windows Phone

Developer.nokia.com organized an Imaging challenge for developers. I haven’t done much with wp8 lately, so I decided to take part to the competition.  The winning articles were really good, and this time I wasn’t one of them. But it doesn’t matter I had a lot of  fun with facial recognition on Windows Phone.  You can find my […]

My Windows 8 / Hyper-V Rant

The new lumia phones are looking really good, and I wanted to develop something for it. I started by porting a cocos2d-x game, and I also won a Lumia 820 with my forum.nokia cocos2d-x porting entry. To develop  for wp8 you’ll need the Windows 8 Pro edition. It costs only about 30 EURs, so it’s kind […]

The Myth of GPL Being Banned in Microsoft Marketplace

There has been a lot of talk about GPL being incompatible with Microsoft market place (as with Apple’s appstore). For example this Arstechnica post from 2011. http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2011/02/windows-phone-marketplace-bans-the-gpl-and-the-app-store-should-too/ I think that this is pretty important topic now with WP8, since we could use so much GPLv2 licensed C++ libraries with our app, that it really hurts to […]

Tweejump for Windows Phone 8

I started my wp8 development by playing around with Cocos2d-x port for wp8. I also used this start by participating to the forum.nokia wiki-competition with my article about Porting Cocos2d-x Games for Windows Phone 8. You can see the port running on the video below. I had really good time with cocos2-x, and I think […]