Nick is a software architect and developer with experience across a range of technologies, and has a particular interest in the future of rich client and mobile device applications. Nick is a speaker, author, a Microsoft MVP and owner of Built To Roam.

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  1. YouTube and FourSquare from a Windows Phone App

    I tell you there is no social media network or media sharing domain that Nick Randolph cannot wrangle. In this the final post in his comprehensive series on integrating such media and social domains into the Windows Phone platform, YouTube & FourSquare are a go.

  2. BuildMobile: Windows Phone Controls

    The combination of Visual Studio and Expression Blend makes designing and developing Windows Phone applications relatively simple. However, it also makes it easy to use the standard controls without understanding their full capabilities. In this post we’re going to look at a few of the Windows Phone controls that ship with the SDK in more detail.

  3. Windows Phone Controls Essentials

    Nick Randolph takes time out to discuss the common development environment for Window Phone applications. Nick also takes a closer look at some of the standard controls that ship with the SDK, and discusses how to utilise their full capabilities.

  4. BuildMobile: Flickr from a Windows Phone App

    The next cab off the authentication rank is Flickr . In the preceding posts you’ll have already seen a couple of implementations of OAuth 1. Unfortunately whilst Flickr claims that they implement OAuth Core 1.0 Revision A it would appear that this is not the case for Windows Phone applications.

  5. Flickr from a Windows Phone App

    The next cab off the rank in Nick Randolph’s series on authentication to various social media sites, when developing for the Windows Phone platform, is for Flickr. This is a tricky one right now and may see some revisions later, but here is the state of the art as it stands today.

  6. BuildMobile: LinkedIn from a Windows Phone App

    So far you’ve seen samples for authenticating and working with Facebook , Twitter and Live Id , covering OAuth 1 and 2. In this post you’ll see how easily we can take the existing code and get it to work against LinkedIn. We’ll start with the code you saw in my earlier post on Twitter Authentication .

  7. LinkedIn from a Windows Phone App

    Windows Phone and social media of all kinds continues in this post from Nick Randolph, wherein Nick takes the code he created for integrating with Twitter and reuses it for LinkedIn. We’ll step through registering an application then making the changes to get up and running.

  8. BuildMobile: Twitter in a Windows Phone 7 App

    In the two previous posts in this series Facebook in a Windows Phone 7 App and Using Windows Live ID in a Windows Phone App you saw how to use “OAuth 2” to authenticate using Facebook and Windows Live Id. Other social networking platforms use “OAuth 1” which is much more involved as you’ll see in this post as we authenticate against Twitter. Once the user has been authenticated your application will have an Access Token which is used to access any of the Twitter APIs. Before we jump in and start to code up our application I think it’s worth covering the basics of “OAuth 1”