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.