Thursday, April 24, 2014

Spell - The Game

Spell is a game of magic that cross the border between games on the screen and real life. The game allows players to start with a series of spells that they can do numerous things with one their own or with each other and with elements in the game. Players can find new spells and mix and matching, players can trade spells with those they know in broad case or using NFC. Players can fight other players with the spells they have, might unlock more spells via promotions or find them hidden virtually in real space. Spells and Spirits can discover new spells in almost 3 million locations around the world and Spirits can fight back. Players can contribute to content in game and buy booster packs that include rare or powerful spells. To find things hidden in real life players can use either the map or augmented reality to find things in game in real life. Players also can unlock promotional Spells and gain spells through awards and other promotional mechanisms. Some spells can even interact with things in real life through microcontroller based devices based on Netdiuno.

if you have a windows phone you can download it here:

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Finally Stickies for Windows Phone

finally the app I've been too lazy to write, this application created sticky notes I can put on the home page of windows phone. the app currently is pretty basic on the inside but the sticky notes look cool and lets me take my sticky lists to the next level. Hopefully it helps you too.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Terms of Service

Applications are offered as per the appropriate marketplace based on the purchase process in the associated market place which may include free. Applications maybe revoked by those marketplaces and maybe removed w/o reason however to the best of my ability I'll work to not allow that to happen.  User information is not collected as per Privacy Policy for more information.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Search [AG3NT]

Search [AG3NT] is a hay stacking search system that produces too much search data for google or bing to analysis or use to profile you but does it on a background thread or process. This application does not track the user or searchs on and do not collect user specific data. Keep in mind that while these search's are run on a background process they do use band width, if this is a concern please do not use the application, while we are not trying to use to much bandwidth it is required todo haystacking. For some people this is acceptable to not have their search results tracked and provides a side by side comparision between google and bing. Additionally Design Work was provided by Marqui Woods and Faisal Khan.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Simon Said in Windows 8

Simon Said was finally ported and released on windows 8. 

A fun simple game of Simon Said and the original one developed for phone and based on Silverlight Simon. Press the start button and follow the series of lights and sounds remembering the sequence. This Simon Said is the original Silverlight Simon written in XAML ported from WPF/Surface/Silverlight and finally to Windows 8 and is a codeplex project for demoing Composite codebase XAML development. The example shows porting of XAML assets, user controls, sound and lookless controls and styles. This version is missing the easter egg on windows phone but has the basic flexibility and contract implementations for windows 8.

Check it out here:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Application Privacy Policy

Information that is gathered from visitors

In common with other applications, log files, user information and the like unless explicitly stated in an application and approved by the user are NOT stored or cached or collected in any way including details such as the visitor's IP address, browser type, referring page and time of visit.  As a rule my applications use and store information only on the users system or in the users roaming profile provided by the device or account and not accessible to us in any way.  Users data belongs to the user and not ours and therefore not collected.  Since I'm strongly against the miss use of information like this I do my best to protect users of my applications the same way I would want my information protected.

How the Information is used

User information is used by my applications only in the context of the applications and not shared by the application in any way.  Whiles users may choice to share content a user would have to specifically do that with intent and not done automatically by users and generally that is still regarding the sharing of application data and not anything specific to the user that can be shared.

E-mail addresses will not every be sold, rented, leased or viewable to 3rd parties or anyone else by me and as a rule apps don't collect this information. 

Parchment Apps do at times use Advertising controls that may collect generic information about location or preferences used by the application but not user specific information.  If you find evidence that this is not the case please contact me so we can review this and approach Microsoft about how their advertising control working and that I can remove it from the applications. 

In some cases applications will use live id for authentication purposes only to the point of uniquely identifying users.  For example Parchment whiteboard users live id to identify drawing surface data that it is posting to a public web service so users can have others subscribe to white board sessions.  But the live id account information is not stored or used on the service other then the user name for data interchange between two Parchment sessions.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Social Media Online Content Show Integration System for Windows Phone

Building on an app I started for a friend of mine at Microsoft I build out a phone app structure for building fan boy apps that integrates various news feeds, social media and much more. You can do things like pin speed dial to the persons show or follow there news elements. You can pick your favorites and share them on twitter or facebook or email and you then cross post then and even pin them to your home screen. For fun I decided to build the first two around some controversial figures with that the first two are for Glenn Beck and Howard Stern. Here are screen shots from 3 of the series at the bottom of this post. Here are market place links to the first 3 in the series:
Darek Mazzone
Glenn Beck
Howard Stern

Saturday, March 24, 2012

[wire] stone Connect

Every now and then the company [wire] stone flies all its employee's from around the world to Vegas for a conference on team building, communication and improving company processes. [wire] stone is an interactive marketing firm so this year (2012) they decided to do some marketing on themselves from a social media compaign to mobile app apps and other interactive digital experiences. With that in mind I wrote the mobile application 'WS Connect' as a cross browser cross plateform mobile application running on iPhone/iOS, Andriod and Windows Phone. The best part was that it was the same code base on all three platforms.

WS Connect is an HTML based application using the Metro Design Aesthetic and is the same code base on all three platforms. The application uses things like JQuery and Knockout with its HTML and JavaScript to bring in social media data, news, scedule and other conference information. The application works is then hosted locally on the device using an HTML application host framework. On Android and iOS that is PhoneGap and on Windows Phone I used the HTML Application Hosty framework off codeplex.

With the help of CSS Expert Ryan Lane we got the CSS difference between the webkit based browser rendering engines in iOS and Android vs the IE engine entire gone which by itself is an achievement. As to code differences between PhoneGap and the HTMLApplicationHostFramework there was only lines lines of data access code for reading and writing name value pairs that was required. If you manage to find the applications on windows phone, android or the iOS app store you notice you need a registration key to make them work. You will need to contact me for that but here are a few more screen shots.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

SMART Spending Habits

Development on this application moved forward mostly as an example of HTML based application development on phone 7. Fundamentally SMART Spending Habits is a simple budgeting tool that helps priorities and manage a budget for a given time frame. The tool intelligently orders budget items based on priority and a number of other factors including maslows hierarchy of needs. The coolest feature is the fact that it run across phone 7, android and iphone.

When you first turn the app on you see the top 5 elements on your budget and the total amount of money you have left after everything on your budget is purchased. You can drill into the details of items and run searches and shopping tools on any given item to help you find the best deal.

The current version is paid but a few version should be available shortly on wp7 and then android and iphone.

Windows Phone 7.5 (Deeplink, Free Version):

Windows Phone 7.5 (Deeplink, Paid version):

Android 2.2 Version:

Thursday, October 27, 2011

HTMLApplicationHost Framework Posted to Codeplex

One of my projects has been building an HTML Application framework for phone 7. Basically so I can build HTML5 based applications using HTML, JavaScript and CSS for mobile devices in particular Windows Phone but then being able to use that application on other platforms. Today I uploaded version 4 onto codeplex ( which adds HTML Host Application back stack integration with the Phone's application navigation stack. On wp7 that means that when you hit the back button it doesn't just navigate out of the app but just to the last view in HTML making really applications easy to do that will get past the marketplace and into the hands of the public but even more important setting the stage for apps on iPhone and android using similar HTML5 based application frameworks.

The first app using this framework was the JavaScript application but now that test app is in the marketplace I've been working on a new real app called 'SMART Spending Habits', its a simple budgeting application designed to priority and sort your purchases automatically. Its a great little tool and it should be in the market place next week or so.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 for phone7

Access over 40,000 user submitted recipes from the #1 recipe website! Dinner Spinner is a fun and useful recipe app from the world’s #1 food site, delivering thousands of our members’ favorite quick and easy recipes to your Windows Phone 7 device. It’s FREE! Thousands of top-rated recipes - each featuring photos and reviews from our community of millions of home cooks – right in the palm of your hand! Plus, time-saving recipe tips from Members and their ideas for recipe variations that help to eliminate any guesswork! It’s EASY & FUN! Dinner Spinner lets you be a picky eater or come hungry for ideas: • Choose by Dish: Appetizers, drinks, main dishes, side dishes, desserts—the list goes on! • Choose by Ingredient: Search for what you have on hand or what you are looking to buy. • Choose by Desired “Ready In” Time: from recipes in under 20 minutes to all-day slow cooker dishes. SHARE RECIPES! Post to Facebook, tweet to Twitter, or email your favorite recipes to friends. Go ahead—give it a spin! PIN the app to your home screen to get daily recipe push notifications. Choose your favorite food category to get new recipes from that collection every day. Pick your own background! Visit us at for more great recipes and helpful tools.

Marketplace Deeplink (free):

David J Kelley Named Phone 7 Developer Hero of the Week

Microsoft Names David Kelley Windows Phone 7 Developer of the Week Hero:

"David Kelley’s background in UX and as a Silverlight MVP set him up to be a great mobile app developer, which lets him pursue these passions as well as a third – speaking! You can catch David presenting about Windows Phone 7 at local events and some larger ones, like DevConnections.

If David could choose a superpower, it would be immortality … so he could finally have time to check off everything in his Outlook to-do list! And the man certainly is busy; he’s created tons of apps and is still going.

The app that’s closest to his heart is Princess Paper Dolls, with the animation & live tile modeling and voiceovers done by his 4-year-old daughter, Hanna. He watched her play a tablet-based app and decided to make something better for Windows Phone 7. David built the AllRecipes app Dinner Spinner with his team where he works, and created Tools for Phone 7, a.k.a. the “Swiss Army knife” of apps, to put all those handy apps in one place (duct tape not included).

David’s working on a few new apps including a framework for building Windows Phone 7 apps in HTML and JavaScript, so keep watching, developers—more great things to come from this developer hero! "

See the rest at:

JavaScript - Test for HTML App Host for Phone 7

Version: 1.01

Test app for running javascript and testing HTML/HTML5 based apps on Phone 7.  This app is for phone developers only.  The application is based on an application framework and used primarily to test the HTML App Host Framework as seen on
Marketplace Deeplink (free):

Hacking Silverlight Code Browser

Version: 1.11

The essential Silverlight Code Reference on the phone. Primarily a tool for old people like me that can't remember hardly how todo a for loop, this quick reference helps me remember how to program silverlight not only on the phone but in all its many platforms. Also note that this is a port of a free desktop app found on using the same underlying reference although this one is 'metro' ized for the phone.

Some of the great features in this app include all the code being local in the app so you don't use wifi. everything is tagged and searchable. code snippets can be emailed to your self until cut and paste works... ;) there are dev demos that you can launch from the about screen and much much more.

Recent Updates Include:
* Additional Phone 7 Code Snippets and Silverlight Snippets
* Additional Silverlight OOB Snippets
* Additional Silverlight 4 Snippets
* Tactile Feedback
* minor application ui improvements

Deeplink (free):

Mithun Dhar - The App - Veni,Vedi,Velcro...

‘My App’ – I developed this app as a quick hello world to familiarize myself with the Windows Phone development tools and submission process. This is not a production level application.

I am a Microsoft Technology Evangelist and cover the breadth of the platform (Breadth Evangelism).

Deeplink (free):
(search in the marketplace)

Bird In Tree

Version: 1.2

Bird In Tree is a simple game for kids where the object is to shake the bird from a tree. Each time you manage to shake the bird from the tree it gets harder, The game tracks your highest score and even in trial mode doesn't expire albeit with ad's. Please hold on to your phone when playing this game ;)

free version Deeplink:

[Wirestones] a portfolio app

Version: 1.3

Wirestones it the ultimate fanboy app for [Wire] stone showing the best in digital experience design and emerging experiences as done by [Wire] Stone. Stay in touch, get the latest screen shots and follow the most social wirestoners using this fan boy app.

Deep link (free):

Tree Identity

Version: 1.4

TreeID is a basic dichotomous key, used to identify some of the most common trees found in North America. Tree ID not only helps identify trees but also keeps you in touch with greenspade, provides educational and reference material on the go.

by Chris Welch, ISA Certified Arborist. (

New Features Include:
* New Home Screen
* Glossary
* New Social media Integration
* More Detail
* Optimized touch experience
* UX/Discoverability Enhancements

Free Version:

Play and Learn Geography

Version: 1.1

My wife and my little girl, Her Highness Princess Hannamarysia asked for an app that does Geography for small children. My intent was to make a simple tool that allows kids to play around and learn basic world and US geography. Please feel free to send me ideas for new features.

Deeplink Version (free):

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Princess Paper Dolls (Free and Paid)

Version: 1.16

A game for girls, Princess Paper Dolls is digital paper doll app that lets you change outfits, dresses, features, hair, hats, shoes and more. With new dresses coming all time or so for hours of fun for your little girl.

Features Include:
* Over 50+ Dresses and outfits
* Randomize Princess
* Customize Settings (sound, touch etc)
* Numerous shoes
* Multipul Skin Tones, Eye Colors, Hair Colors
* Antique Paper Doll outfits
* Reset Princess
* In app video
* Over 25 princess sayings
* Full set of the Most Famous Tiara's
* Numerous Hats and Tiara's
* Color Selecting Dresses
* Easter Egg - Play and Learn Geography

New Features Include:
* New Dresses x16
* Easter Egg - Play and Learn Geography
* x6 Antique Dresses
* Technical Improvements
* Color Selecting Dresses

Free Version Deeplink:

Paid Version Deeplink (.99 us):