Doing OAuth Authentication is Easy in Windows 8

Doing OAuth Authentication is Easy in Windows 8

No need for iframe, no need for WebBrowser control. Doing OAuth authentication to get user to consent connecting your App to their Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare is so easy in Windows 8 Store App Development. Here is how I connect my test app to FourSquare to get the Tips for a Venue. 1. Register your app in FourSquare Dev Portal Go to https://foursquare.com/developers/apps  and register your app. Below is the screenshot of what I put for my app. Note you don't need a real Server for the Redirect URL, I just put http://localhost , cos what I care is to get the...

How to Setup Windows 8 Store Dev Account

How to Setup Windows 8 Store Dev Account

By end of 2013, there will be 391 million PC Shipments (IDC defines PC = desktop + laptop), which of course are running Windows 8. By end of 2016, there will be 483 million PC Shipments. Microsoft marketing will definitely concentrate on selling Windows 8 for some time in the future. It would be amiss not to ride on this wave. If you missed the original iPhone & iPad apps gold rush, you have a second chance now by riding on the Windows 8 wave. But before you get down to coding, you need to set up a Windows Store Developer...

SharePoint for Public-facing Internet Site Performance Tips

SharePoint for Public-facing Internet Site Performance Tips

My MVP Lead has been asking for this, but somehow in the battlefield of consulting work, I forgot. Then a SharePoint consultant based in Singapore messaged me via Twitter asking for the same thing, and so I forced my lazy Friday into writing this, in the hope that the next Google search with the above title will yield this post as #1   :) So here goes my story about building NBAD.com , a public website of the biggest bank in United Arab Emirates, running on SharePoint 2010. Note that I cannot share specifics due to client's Intellectual Property, however...

Day 1 WWDC 2012 Keynote Recap

Day 1 WWDC 2012 Keynote Recap

[This post is syndicated to DailySocial. Click ReadMore and scroll down to find the full post. Below is the first few paragraphs of the post] I’ve read from Twitter that people have been queuing since 12 midnight last night, but I thought they were just crazy. Confidently, today at 6.30am I started walking downhill towards Moscone West, hoping the queue won’t be really long. Oh how wrong I was! By the time I arrived before 7am, the queue already formed a wrap-around. Like a snake circling its prey, the queue was already 1 complete loop around the block! “At least...

Day 0 WWDC 2012 Recap

Day 0 WWDC 2012 Recap

So last night I slept at 4am, I think because of two reasons: Still having a bad jetlag My family & friends are iMessaging & Twittering me between the hours of 11pm - 3am :) Few hours later at 7am, I woke up and showered. Since I had a heavy Fish'n'Chips for dinner, I decided to skip breakfast and walk all the way downtown to the Moscone West. Moscone West Arrived at 8.30am, and yikes! There was already a crowd in front of the convention main entrance. Pulled out my iPad, and...no free WiFi yet :(  So there was nothing...