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  1. Summer_Moon's Avatar
    Glad that you liked my app! By the way, are you not developing the battery app?
    Well I'm trying to learn C# and got to thinking about UI and data to provide, which is why I asked the original question. Feel free to create a battery app though :) seems like there might be a demand for one that is accurate.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    07-12-2016 04:32 PM
  2. sinime's Avatar
    your start screen looks jumbled up/confused. You understand what's going on there?
    :/

    Yeah, it's never a dull moment.
    07-12-2016 04:42 PM
  3. astondg's Avatar
    2) Windows 10 changed something (compared to WP8) where the tile notification doesn't post till the start screen is viewed... what happens is, when you go to the start screen, the default tile is shown for a few seconds until the tile notification pops up properly. The clock app I wrote, UnClocked, suffers from this on W10M but didn't on WP8.1. I have been looking for a fix, but I don't think one is available as every clock tile app I've downloaded suffers the same issue.
    Ahhh, it's nice to hear someone else confirm this for their app too. I built the Literal Moment app and this 'issue' has been hugely frustrating.
    07-12-2016 05:43 PM
  4. PGrey's Avatar
    you were using battery app by Arthur Semenov, right?
    Yep, that's the one.
    07-12-2016 06:05 PM
  5. astondg's Avatar
    In terms of a battery app, like most of my apps and hardware, I think I have a different perspective to a lot of people. I like my apps and hardware to 'get out of the way' and only come to my attention when I need to take action. I'm not someone who would open a battery app frequently to monitor per app usage, or to check remaining charge, or that kind of thing.

    Instead it would be cool if the battery app could monitor app usage in the background and alert me with a notification (and/or live tile message?) when an app has been showing high or unusual usage. And maybe it could monitor my regular usage habits, when I charge, how long I keep it off the charger, etc. and compare that to my current usage to again notify me when I'm not going to make it through the day and I should seek a charger for a top up.

    Those are just two examples of things that could maybe be done, but overall that's the kind of thing I look for in apps.
    07-12-2016 06:14 PM
  6. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    Well I'm trying to learn C# and got to thinking about UI and data to provide, which is why I asked the original question. Feel free to create a battery app though :) seems like there might be a demand for one that is accurate.
    I recommend C# absolute beginners by Bob Tabor and Windows 10 development for absolute beginners by again Bob Tabor!

    I was just the same like you, I couldn't even write a single line of code in March 2016. I remember, I wanted to do something like this in a C# DOS program and it took me entire day to find the solution. I wanted to ask the user "What is your name?"and wanted to say "Hello whatever the user typed". Those were the early days of learning, but it took an entire day for me to do this.

    Fast forward today, 2 weeks ago my app got featured on WindowsCentral itself saying it's a niche weather app! SoftPedia listed it in their database saying a very good app! It has 35 ratings and all mostly they are 5 star or 4 star. Generally the reviewers praise for surprisingly accurate forecast and they like the notification regarding upcoming condition. I'm getting regular feature requests through emails. And have a lot of things to do in the app.

    I'm working on the app in extra time managing my college. I'm a Mechanical Engineering student lol. And life is so occupied. I have to work late night fot the app but I like the feeling that I'm developing it. I do it for myself and when I complete a feature request and get a praise for that, the moment can't be described in words.

    It has been only 2 months since the app was first published but it's getting so much love, nearly 1200 downloads and most of them are using it.

    I want to make a lot more apps, all sorts of apps and I'm just learning yet! I believe out of total programming knowledge, I possess only 5% or even less!
    I wish even better luck to you! Just pour yourself while making the app!
    Last edited by white_Shadoww; 07-13-2016 at 01:18 AM.
    07-12-2016 11:30 PM
  7. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I need to program too - I had enrolled but the time - need to make time
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    07-13-2016 12:57 AM
  8. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    I need to program too - I had enrolled but the time - need to make time
    If you like it, make some time! It's never too late for anything! All the best!
    Chintan Gohel and realwarder like this.
    07-13-2016 01:19 AM
  9. sinime's Avatar
    If anyone is looking for books on learning to code, here are some free digital books that are available...

    https://github.com/vhf/free-programm...al-development
    07-13-2016 09:49 AM
  10. Summer_Moon's Avatar
    I recommend C# absolute beginners by Bob Tabor and Windows 10 development for absolute beginners by again Bob Tabor!

    I was just the same like you, I couldn't even write a single line of code in March 2016. I remember, I wanted to do something like this in a C# DOS program and it took me entire day to find the solution. I wanted to ask the user "What is your name?"and wanted to say "Hello whatever the user typed". Those were the early days of learning, but it took an entire day for me to do this.

    Fast forward today, 2 weeks ago my app got featured on WindowsCentral itself saying it's a niche weather app! SoftPedia listed it in their database saying a very good app! It has 35 ratings and all mostly they are 5 star or 4 star. Generally the reviewers praise for surprisingly accurate forecast and they like the notification regarding upcoming condition. I'm getting regular feature requests through emails. And have a lot of things to do in the app.

    I'm working on the app in extra time managing my college. I'm a Mechanical Engineering student lol. And life is so occupied. I have to work late night fot the app but I like the feeling that I'm developing it. I do it for myself and when I complete a feature request and get a praise for that, the moment can't be described in words.

    It has been only 2 months since the app was first published but it's getting so much love, nearly 1200 downloads and most of them are using it.

    I want to make a lot more apps, all sorts of apps and I'm just learning yet! I believe out of total programming knowledge, I possess only 5% or even less!
    I wish even better luck to you! Just pour yourself while making the app!
    Thanks for the encouragement! :) Also hope you make more apps cuz I'm loving that Strawberry Weather app so far. It's been very accurate and actually uses my correct location!
    07-13-2016 11:39 AM
  11. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    Very glad that you liked it! A lot of things are coming soon to it. Like background images according to the weather conditions! Also, better live tiles. Actually making live tiles is a lot of difficult. There aren't much samples or documentation out there. I'm trying since many days but no luck! But I will do it!
    07-13-2016 12:38 PM
  12. sinime's Avatar
    I don't know why I never thought of this before, but maybe it would be helpful for a weather app and battery app as well...

    I started a User Voice thread petitioning for a better API for live tile clocks...

    https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/1...live-tile-cloc
    07-13-2016 02:27 PM
  13. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    I don't know why I never thought of this before, but maybe it would be helpful for a weather app and battery app as well...

    I started a User Voice thread petitioning for a better API for live tile clocks...

    https://wpdev.uservoice.com/forums/1...live-tile-cloc
    I gave 3 votes!
    sinime and Chintan Gohel like this.
    07-13-2016 11:51 PM
  14. Steve Thackery's Avatar
    Hi, I recently started learning programming. I'm pretty new to it, but have one app in the store.

    Strawberry Weather

    It was featured here in '5 apps you should try' article, and I'm getting very good reviews. My experience is, just make the app for yourself! This brings the best out of you! I'll be looking forward to your app! :)
    May I ask what development environment and language you are using?
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    07-14-2016 06:27 AM
  15. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    Yes sure! I am using Visual Studio 2015 community and C# for Universal Windows Applications. That's the standard for Windows!
    sinime and Chintan Gohel like this.
    07-14-2016 08:05 AM
  16. Summer_Moon's Avatar
    Yes sure! I am using Visual Studio 2015 community and C# for Universal Windows Applications. That's the standard for Windows!
    Same here, that's exactly the same setup that I'm using to learn C#
    07-14-2016 08:08 AM
  17. sinime's Avatar
    Yes sure! I am using Visual Studio 2015 community and C# for Universal Windows Applications. That's the standard for Windows!
    Same for me. I've considered looking into the Xamarin integration, but haven't done more than just think about it.
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    07-14-2016 03:14 PM
  18. Steve Thackery's Avatar
    Yes sure! I am using Visual Studio 2015 community and C# for Universal Windows Applications. That's the standard for Windows!
    Thanks! I've been a novice programmer for a few decades now () and am sorely tempted to try writing a UWA. In the past I've used Delphi for Win32 programs, and C for my microcontroller work.
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    07-14-2016 04:07 PM
  19. sinime's Avatar
    Thanks! I've been a novice programmer for a few decades now () and am sorely tempted to try writing a UWA. In the past I've used Delphi for Win32 programs, and C for my microcontroller work.
    At first look, UWP can be a little daunting, but just work your way through it and stick with it (Don't just be satisfied making it only for phones)... I had been holding off upgrading my 8.1 apps to UWP because I was wanting to put off the headaches I feared would come along with it. However, once I started, I became somewhat addicted and have been going through to upgrade all my apps.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    07-14-2016 04:15 PM
  20. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    Thanks! I've been a novice programmer for a few decades now () and am sorely tempted to try writing a UWA. In the past I've used Delphi for Win32 programs, and C for my microcontroller work.
    You are much more experienced than I am! You will love programming for Windows! All the best!
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    07-14-2016 11:02 PM
  21. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    Same for me. I've considered looking into the Xamarin integration, but haven't done more than just think about it.
    Yes, same here. I wanted to port my app for Android too. All of my friends are on Android and when they heard that my app is making such progress, they all wanted to try it. I have installed Xamarin through Visual Studio. But didn't use it. It's apparently not as neat as Visual Studio. Also, I just couldn't make it work, write once run on all platforms thing. All the documentation shows how to create a cross platform app using C# but there's no info on how to define the UI in XAML for all platforms. If you find any such resource or know about it please let me know it..
    07-14-2016 11:07 PM
  22. thron's Avatar
    Hi, I recently started learning programming. I'm pretty new to it, but have one app in the store.

    Strawberry Weather
    I just downloaded it, its about 6 degrees off of the Microsoft weather app (which is usually pretty accurate). And it says it's sunny right now (it's 12:30am!) - I think it might be pulling another city by the same name? (It doesn't give me an option to select my location by city AND state, for example; I have my Location turned off)

    It would be neat to have a theme with weather-related backgrounds (like the Microsoft app) - that's the only reason I even use the Microsoft app (it's appearance).
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    07-15-2016 12:36 AM
  23. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    I just downloaded it, its about 6 degrees off of the Microsoft weather app (which is usually pretty accurate). And it says it's sunny right now (it's 12:30am!) - I think it might be pulling another city by the same name? (It doesn't give me an option to select my location by city AND state, for example; I have my Location turned off)

    It would be neat to have a theme with weather-related backgrounds (like the Microsoft app) - that's the only reason I even use the Microsoft app (it's appearance).
    I am using OpenWeatherMap as data source. MSN weather uses different source. About it showing sunny seems to be the problem at their end. OpenWeatherMap doesn't seem to be accurate for your location. Else the reviews I got say it's pretty accurate. That is the reason I'm going to add another weather source, maybe Dark Sky!

    Search by city name and state should work, but I'll think of something about it. Maybe add a Google Geocoding service.
    Also the background images are coming.

    Thanks for the feedback!
    07-15-2016 12:56 AM
  24. thron's Avatar
    When I type the state (example: Los Angeles, CA) it removes CA and only saves 'Los Angeles,' perhaps that is where the inaccuracy comes from?
    I didn't try it with Location on, so I would assume that's why I'm the only one with differing results.

    Just offering feedback so you can perfect the app, it's a good app otherwise!
    white_Shadoww likes this.
    07-15-2016 01:05 AM
  25. reglu's Avatar
    Not changes
    07-15-2016 03:25 AM
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