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Tag Archives: Windows 8

Introducing Bex, A PCL Library for the MS Health APIs

Yesterday Microsoft [finally] released the MS Health APIs they’d talked about at this year’s Build conference. These APIs are a way of accessing the data that’s been accrued from your Microsoft Band, so any bike rides, runs, sleep tracking, etc. These APIs are a set of REST endpoints that, once authenticated, you can call to access this data. So, naturally, I’ve decided to make this easier.

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How to Send and Receive a UDP Broadcast in Windows Phone 8 (and Win8)

I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of mobile apps that do a search for a device on the network (say a bluray player) and it magically finds your device on your network. Looks pretty cool, right? Would be great to add that into your app wouldn’t it. Well, as long as you’re not developing for Windows Phone 7, then I will show how.

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