• Mobile

    Using RadDiagnostics for WP7 to receive error reports anonymously

    February 06, 2012 Share
    [Please download the attached project with full source code available.] Last week we released a Beta preview of Telerik RadControls for WindowsPhone. You can read more info on the 6 bright new components for Windows Phone here. RadDiagnostics was one of the released components which received a lot of attention from the Windows Phone developers. This component is sending rich crash reports when an ApplicationUnhandledException has occurred. Read more about RadDiagnostics in this detailed blog post. One of the features with which RadDiagnostics was created in mind is to allow developers to receive anonymous crash reports without user interaction. By default the control will display a message box...

  • Mobile

    Implementing Trial Functionality for Windows Phone applications

    February 01, 2012 Share
    As part of the Telerik “Q1.2012 Beta” package for Windows Phone we are releasing a new set of "Application Building Blocks" components. You can find more info on the idea of Application Building Blocks here.  Overview Part of the application building blocks are the RadTrialApplicationReminder and RadTrialFeatureReminder components. With these 2 components developers can implement and adjust the trial functionality of their applications. You can implement application-wide trial notifications, or feature-specific trial notifications, with a lot of configurable options. Both components support time-based and usage-based trial restrictions. Here is the list of the implemented features: Optional free period (time based or usage based), when no trial...

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    Introducing Rate Application Reminder for Windows Phone

    February 01, 2012 Share
    As part of the Telerik “Q1.2012 Beta” WindowsPhone package we released a set of building blocks components. You can find more info on the idea of building blocks for Windows Phone here. Overview As we are discussing in our “Promote your Windows Phone App on a Shoestring” whitepaper, the number of ratings plays a big role in the algorithm that the marketplace uses to rank the different apps. Our experience shows that if the users are reminded to do something, chances are that their response rate will be higher than if they are not reminded. With RadRateApplicationReminder you can configure your application to display...

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    Introducing RadDiagnostics for Windows Phone

    February 01, 2012 Share
    As part of the Telerik “Q1.2012 Beta” package for Windows Phone we are releasing a new set of "Application Building Blocks" components. You can find more info on the idea of Application Building Blocks here. Among these components is RadDiagnostics. Overview RadDiagnostcs component will enable you to receive crash reports, get specific debug and run-time information from your end users when an issue (ApplicationUnhandledException) in your application is encountered. When an exception occurs, a MessageBox dialog is displayed and users are asked to report the diagnostics data. The collected data contains rich information about the exception, device and runtime info. Optionally a screenshot of the current application state can be provided....

  • Mobile

    Announcing Application Building Blocks for Metro applications

    February 01, 2012 Share
    With Telerik WindowsPhone Q1.2012 Beta release we are shipping the first parts of the new line of Telerik components – Application Building Blocks for Metro mobile applications. These components are created to target mobile Metro applications for Windows Phone 7 and for Windows 8/Rt at a later stage. The tricky part in mobile development is that you have to think about development and promotion simultaneously.  The Marketplace is the primary distribution channel for your app and it has its logic and app’s success metrics. What’s cool is that there are a number of in-app tricks that you can do yourself that will influence the...