Bitesized tidbits for building Modern (Metro) apps.
Windows Phone update codenamed Tango is coming soon and with it comes devices that have a lower amount of memory in them than the usual 512mb, specifically 256mb. Your app needs to take into account whether it should be able to run on phones with 256mb of RAM and is discussed pretty well on MSDN at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh855081(VS.92).aspx. So is there a quick way in your app of seeing whether the device your app is running on is 256 or 512mb? Yes, and is touched on in that MSDN link, I decided to just extend the code they give to give a quick and easy property that you can have in your app/viewmodel.